Finding calmer waters

Treating a woman's kidney disorder helps bring her long-standing hypertension under control

Mary, a 74-year-old woman, was referred by her GP for management of longstanding labile hypertension.

She also reports peripheral oedema, treated with frusemide and Slow-K (potassium chloride). Her only other medications are sertraline 50mg daily for mild depression and cholecalciferol 1000µg daily for vitamin D deficiency.