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Control of Blood Pressure

The control of blood pressure is a complex mechanism using a number of organs. The kidneys play a vital role in maintaining a person’s blood pressure. Various kidney diseases can cause high blood pressure, although kidney stone disease does not tend to interfere with blood pressure. Significant pain from kidney stones can affect blood pressure, but this is only temporary and can be seen with all severe pain.

Most people who suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) do not have this problem from kidney disease as the cause of hypertension is often unknown.
However, poor control of blood pressure over a prolonged period can damage the kidneys and this damage may be permanent.