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).
Kidney Disease Twenty percent of people over the age of 20 years will develop chronic kidney disease in their lifetime. Chronic kidney disease causes are diseases of the kidney(s), diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, Glomerulonephritis, polycystic disease, medications, and other conditions. Symptoms include: fatigue, nausea and vomiting, edema, itching, easy bruising, anemia, headaches, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, chest pain, and more. Treatment generally involves dialysis, or kidney transplantation depending on the condition of the patient and kidney(s).