Vasculitis Topic Guide
Vasculitis: Vasculitis is inflammation and damage to blood vessels or blood vessel walls caused by certain diseases and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, giant cell arteritis, Kawasaki disease, hepatitis B and C, lymphoma, and more. Treatment depends on the cause of the underlying condition causing vasculitis.
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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).