Kidney Stones Lead To Hypertension in Obese Women

Although some studies have tied rising blood pressures to kidney stones, it's no surprise obesity affects women far more acutely when it comes to hypertension.

Scientists compared the health of more than 900 patients with kidney stones to that of some 19,000 patients with no history of kidney stone problems, along with their body mass index (BMI). Females with a history of kidney stones were almost 70 percent more likely to suffer from high blood pressure. The same association, however, can't be said for men.

Another indication obesity and kidney stones affect blood pressures: As a patient's BMI increased, so did the difference in blood pressures between those who suffered from kidney stones and people who didn't.

Seems this results would give obese patients who suffer from the discomfort of kidney stones a stronger push to take better care of their health. Fortunately, I have plenty of free tools available on my Web site to do just that. Here's a few links to get you moving in the right direction:

  • Get the right amount of exercise. If you don't use it in the right dosage, it won't work.
  • Revamp your diet based on your body's unique nutritional type. Learn more about it by taking my free test.
  • Take more control over the emotions that got you to this low spot healthwise. One of the best tools you can to do that is the Emotional Freedom Technique, the energy psychology tool I use in my practice.

Yahoo News August 30, 2005

American Journal of Kidney Diseases Vol. 46, No. 2, August 2005: 263-269

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