Renal Artery Stenosis Topic Guide
Renal Artery Stenosis: One cause of high blood pressure, is renal artery stenosis. Renal artery is caused by hardening of the arteries (arthrosclerosis). Risk factors for renal artery stenosis are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood lipids, and diabetes. Symptoms of renal artery stenosis include fatigue, malaise, or confusion. Treatment depends upon the cause of renal artery stenosis, and the degree of damage to the kidney(s).
High Blood Pressure High blood pressure (hypertension) may be present in an individual, without any symptoms. Thus, it is called the "silent killer." Secondary causes of high blood pressure include heart disease, kidney disease, tumors, birth control, alcohol, thyroid dysfunction and birth control pills. Treatment of high blood pressure is generally through diet, exercise, and medication if necessary.