Learn About Nephrosclerosis

What is the definition of Nephrosclerosis?
Nephrosclerosis is a progressive condition in which a hardening of the kidney and damage to the renal arteries, veins, arterioles, glomeruli, renal tubules, and interstitial tissues occurs due to fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) caused by kidney and vascular diseases or chronic high blood pressure (hypertension). Nephrosclerosis leads to the development of chronic kidney disease, eventually progressing to end-stage renal disease in some patients. Nephrosclerosis occurs more often in black individuals of African descent.
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What are the symptoms of Nephrosclerosis?
Symptoms of nephrosclerosis may include loss of appetite; nausea; vomiting; itching; confusion; excessive sleepiness; unexplained weight loss; and damage to the blood vessels of the eyes, skin, central nervous system (CNS), and peripheral nerves.
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What are the current treatments for Nephrosclerosis?
Treatment for nephrosclerosis is focused on strict blood pressure control and support of kidney function and may include medications such as diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, renin inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, beta-adrenergic blocking agents, direct-acting vasodilators, and alpha 2-adrenergic agonists, among others.
Who are the top Nephrosclerosis Local Doctors?
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Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota

200 1st St Sw 
Rochester, MN 55905

Andrew Rule is a Nephrologist in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Rule has been practicing medicine for over 23 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Nephrosclerosis. He is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Nephrosclerosis, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Acute Kidney Failure. He is board certified in Nephrology and licensed to treat patients in Minnesota. Dr. Rule is currently accepting new patients.

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Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota

200 1st St Sw 
Rochester, MN 55905

John Lieske is a Nephrologist in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Lieske has been practicing medicine for over 36 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Nephrosclerosis. He is also highly rated in 22 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Primary Hyperoxaluria, Dent Disease, Nephrocalcinosis, and Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1. He is board certified in Nephrology and licensed to treat patients in Minnesota. Dr. Lieske is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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Kanazawa Medical University

Kanazawa, JP 

Kengo Furuichi is in Kanazawa, Japan. Furuichi is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Nephrosclerosis. He is also highly rated in 12 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Renal Coloboma Syndrome, Diabetic Nephropathy, Nephrosclerosis, and Coloboma.

What are the latest Nephrosclerosis Clinical Trials?
Renal Ageing-sarcopenia Network: a Combined Genetic, Immunological and Psychological Approach to Dissect Frailty
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What are the Latest Advances for Nephrosclerosis?
Comparison of 6 equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate in a Chinese benign hypertensive nephrosclerosis population.
A case of fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus in an elderly patient who developed cardiopulmonary arrest from diabetic ketoacidosis and whose imaging course was monitored.
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Primary kidney disease modifies the effect of comorbidities on kidney replacement therapy patients' survival.