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Renal Artery Stenosis

Renal Artery Stenosis: Decreased Blood Flow to the Kidneys

Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is a narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to your kidneys. This narrowing restricts blood flow, potentially impacting kidney function and causing high blood pressure that's difficult to control.

Who's At Risk?

The two main causes of RAS are linked to specific risk factors:

The Sneaky Symptoms (and Sometimes None)

Why Diagnosis Matters

Untreated RAS can lead to:

Diagnosis: Pinpointing the Problem

Treatment: Restoring Blood Flow & Protecting the Kidneys

Treatment usually involves a combination of strategies:

Key Points


Remember: Don't hesitate to speak with your doctor if you're concerned about  high blood pressure or signs of kidney problems.