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Kidney Stones and Hypertension

  I have a postive diagnosis of both kidney stones and
  hypertension. Is there any relationship between the two?
Dear JJ,
Kidney stones and hypertension are common diagnoses, and often develop completely separately.  Studies have tried to determine if one treatment for kidney stones, extracorporeal shock wave lithotrypsy (ESWL) causes hypertension, or not.  These studies have basically inconclusive in this regard.  Hypertension is a possible outcome of long term obstruction of a kidney from kidney stones.
To determine if your kidney stone or its treatment is related to your hypertention may be impossible.  The timing of the two diagnoses may shed light on the question.
More individualized care is available at the Henry Ford Hospital and its suburban campuses at (1
800 653 6568). We can also arrange local accommodations through this number if this is your need.
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