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Renal Artery Occlusion and Social Security Disability

The arteries that take blood from your heart to your kidneys are your renal arteries. Your aorta is the main artery that leaves your heart. You renal arteries branch directly off of your aorta. Your renal arteries branch on both sides of your aorta and travel down to each one of your kidneys. A very large quantity of blood is taken by your renal arteries to your kidneys. Your kidneys filter this blood. Every minute, your heart pumps out about 5 liters of blood. Somewhere around 1 to 1.5 liters or 25% of this amount of blood goes through your kidneys every minute. Renal artery stenosis (narrowing) is a disorder that is characterized by a decrease in the diameter of your renal arteries, which means that there is a decrease in the amount of blood that flows from your heart to your kidneys. This narrowing of your renal arteries may result in high blood pressure (hypertension) that is referred to as renovascular hypertension and damage to the functioning of your kidneys. If renal artery stenosis affects both of your renal arteries, the result is kidney failure. This is due to the fact that your kidney function becomes progressively worse when there is a decrease in blood flow to both of your kidneys. When only one of your renal arteries is narrowed by renal artery stenosis, renovascular hypertension takes place. Renal artery occlusion is similar to renal artery stenosis. However, the difference is that with renal artery occlusion, there is a complete blockage of the flow of blood through one or both of your renal arteries. Renal artery occlusion is an extremely serious problem. If blood flow is not quickly restored through your renal arteries to your kidneys, permanent kidney failure may take place. If you have suffered renal artery occlusion, you may be able to obtain social security disability benefits, such as SSDI or SSI. It is always a good decision to contact one of the social security attorneys at to get their advice. The social security attorneys at will work hard to get you all of the disability benefits that are coming to you. Do not wait. Go to, right now. One or both of your renal arteries may become blocked either gradually or suddenly. When the blockage occurs gradually, it is usually caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis refers to a narrowing and hardening that takes place in the blood vessel wall inside of an artery. This process that occurs inside of your renal arteries is similar to what happens inside of blood vessels in your heart and other areas of your body. When the blockage happens suddenly, it is due to the forming of a blood clot. This is referred to as renal artery thrombosis. There are several signs and symptoms that may be an indication of renal artery occlusion. Some of these may include: ?  Hematuria (blood in your urine) ?  Vomiting ?  Steady, aching pain in your flank ?  Abdominal pain ?  Fever ?  Nausea ?  Back pain. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"]Frontal section through the kidney[/caption]
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