Nephrosclerosis, arteriolar:

Nephrosclerosis, arteriolar:

Nephrosclerosis, arteriolar: 

Arteriolar Nephrosclerosis is a condition that affects the small arteries in the kidneys, causing them to narrow and harden. This can lead to reduced blood flow to the kidneys, which can result in damage to the kidney tissues. 


The causes of arteriolar nephrosclerosis include:

  • Chronic high blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol levels


Symptoms of arteriolar nephrosclerosis include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Proteinuria (the presence of excess protein in the urine)
  • Edema (swelling), particularly in the ankles and legs
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Decreased urine output


Diagnosis of arteriolar nephrosclerosis typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests (such as urine and blood tests), and imaging studies (such as ultrasound or CT scans) to evaluate kidney function and identify any structural abnormalities. A kidney biopsy may also be performed to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other possible causes of kidney damage.

Description Percentage

Requiring regular dialysis, or precluding more than sedentary activity from one of the following: persistent edema and albuminuria; or, BUN more than 80mg%; or, creatinine more than 8mg%; or, markedly decreased function of kidney or other organ systems, especially cardiovascular

Description Percentage

Persistent edema and albuminuria with BUN 40 to 80mg%; or, creatinine 4 to 8mg%; or, generalized poor health characterized by lethargy, weakness, anorexia, weight loss, or limitation of exertion

Description Percentage

Constant albuminuria with some edema; or, definite decrease in kidney function; or, hypertension at least 40 percent disabling under diagnostic code 7101

Description Percentage

Albumin constant or recurring with hyaline and granular casts or red blood cells; or, transient or slight edema or hypertension at least 10 percent disabling under diagnostic code 7101

Description Percentage

Albumin and casts with history of acute nephritis; or, hypertension non-compensable under diagnostic code 7101


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