statins used to prevent KIDNEY problems in patients with hypertension

You'll see statins used to prevent KIDNEY problems in patients with hypertension...even in people with normal cholesterol levels.

High blood pressure boosts protein excretion through the kidneys and damages kidney tubules. This proteinuria is the single best predictor of kidney disease progression.

Statins seem to have anti-inflammatory effects that improve kidney tubule function...and decrease protein excretion.

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