I was told by my doctor that opening the artery to the left kidney would do no good. Basically the kidney is dead. When I asked about opening the right artery, she said that the blockage was an insignificant amount. They are opting to do nothing at this time. At what point does a blockage become significant to do something about? Nothing is being done as far as treatment. Do I need a second opinion?
Your high blood pressure is probably a result of the kidney disorder. That type of high blood pressure is called secondary hypertension. In time, the hypertension itself damages the kidneys. A kidney can be âdeadâ but still causing hypertension. Such a damaged kidney should be removed surgically. You need evaluation of both kidneysâ function before starting any therapy. Blocked renal arteries can be unblocked.
You may want to consult a nephrologist for an expert opinion.
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