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Living Kidney Donors and Hypertension

I ran into a research abstract this morning (no, I didn’t dig up the entire article; I can make my point without it), just published this month.

It says that of 573 living kidney donors who donated between 1965 and 2005, mean age of 47 (+/- 11 years) at donation, and mean time of 14 years since donation (+/- 9 years), 23% were on hypertensive medication. Another 22% had undiagnosed hypertension.

Approximately 14 years post-donation and 55% of living kidney donors in this study had hypertension.

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And I was told when I donated 9 years ago that there was a "small chance" of developing hypertension later. I'm thinking over 50% is no small thing! Luckily, I have always had low blood pressure, so am hoping I will be okay on this one . . . but who really knows for sure???

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