End-stage renal disease (kidney failure) is when a person’s kidneys are no longer working well enough for them to live without dialysis or a kidney transplant.
The most common causes of end-stage renal disease are diabetes and high blood pressure as these conditions can affect one’s kidneys. End-stage renal disease almost always comes after chronic kidney disease. The kidneys may slowly stop working over 10 to 20 years before end-stage disease results.
Factors that may increase your chance of getting end-stage renal disease include:
Signs and symptoms of end-stage renal disease may include:
To determine if a patient’s chronic kidney disease has progressed to end-stage renal disease, a health care provider will perform a physical exam and conduct blood tests. Also, patients with end stage renal disease produce much less urine and in some cases urine production stops completely.
The following procedures are offered for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease depending on a patient’s diagnosis
Treating chronic kidney disease may delay or prevent the progression to end-stage renal disease. But, some cases may not be preventable.
At the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, every patient meets with one of our highly skilled, board-certified surgeons.
Vascular disease comes in many different forms and our world class surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating a wide-spectrum of vascular diseases.
St. Elizabeth’s Cosmetic Vein Center offers both cosmetic and therapeutic treatments of varicose veins and spider veins.
The Vascular Lab provides many types of testing and diagnostic services to help diagnosis a variety of vascular diseases.
Many patients who come to the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at St. Elizabeth's have a story to share about their care, recovery, and success after surgery or other treatments.
Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA 02135