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Blood pressure and kidney disease

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure in the main arteries that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is measured as the maximum and minimum blood pressure with each heartbeat. The blood pressure depends on the force of heart contraction, the elasticity of the main arteries, the…

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Blood in urine (haematuria)

What is blood in urine? Blood in the urine (known medically as haematuria) can be an indication that the kidneys aren’t working properly. It can be caused by a variety of issues, some of them serious, so make an appointment to see your GP if you think you may have blood in your urine. What…

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