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Did blood pressure & cholestral drugs cause kidney disease?

By Anonymous October 15, 2015 - 10:01am
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Did blood pressure & cholestral lowing meds cause my husband's kidney disease. He is 66yrs old, healthy until now, no diabetes.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Some high blood pressure medications have been known to help slow down the progression of kidney disease, but I haven't heard of any causing kidney disease.

There has been a study regarding a popular cholesterol lowing medication called Statin, that if taken in high doses patients may be more likely to develop kidney problems.

Has your husband ever taken Statins? Your husband's doctor would be the best one to help you determine if the drug is the cause or not.

Here is additional information: 

High-Dose Statins Linked to Acute Kidney Damage

Be well,


October 15, 2015 - 1:37pm
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