The heart and kidneys are closely related. I figured that out late in the game with my dad. He had congestive heart failure and was put on Lasix. It wasn’t until several years later that I happened to see kidney disease on his chart or hospital discharge papers. My parents had never said anything about
him having kidney disease. I am not sure if they were even told that directly.
Later, it became a problem, and I learned from the cardiologist there was a delicate balance between the heart and the kidneys. If the kidneys aren’t working well, it can cause fluid to build up, hence the congestive heart failure.
You should consult with both your cardiologist and a nephrologist about
Do you know exactly what’s wrong with your kidneys or why they are not right?
I just googled and found this. Here’s a quote:
“Heart disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD)
The heart and the kidneys work closely together. When there is a problem with one, things can go wrong in the other. Heart disease can cause CKD, and CKD can also cause heart disease.
When you have heart disease, your heart may not pump blood in the right way. Your heart may become too full of blood. This causes pressure to build in the main vein connected to your kidneys, which may lead to a blockage and a reduced supply of oxygen rich blood to the kidneys. This can lead to kidney disease.
When the kidneys are not working well, your hormone system, which regulates blood pressure, has to work harder to increase blood supply to the kidneys. When this happens, your heart has to pump harder, which can lead to heart disease.”
This is website where I got this: https://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/complications/heart-disease/
Post Edited (WalkingbyFaith) : 11/21/2020 7:05:52 PM (GMT-7)