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End Stage Renal Disease

Coastal Vascular Center

Vascular & Endovascular Surgeons located in Oxnard, Camarillo, & Simi Valley, CA

Over 726,000 people in the United States receive treatment for end-stage renal disease each year. If you’re experiencing symptoms related to advanced renal disease, you can rely on the skilled physicians at Coastal Vascular Center for help managing your condition. At their offices in Oxnard, Camarillo, and Simi Valley, California, the team offers comprehensive care to treat end-stage renal disease and protect your health. Learn more about treatments available for end-stage renal disease by calling the office nearest you or by booking a consultation online now.

End-Stage Renal Disease Q & A

What is end-stage renal disease?

End-stage renal disease occurs when chronic kidney disease becomes advanced, and your kidneys are no longer able to meet the demands of your body.

Your kidneys are responsible for filtering waste and excess fluids from your blood, passing it out of your body in urine. When they can no longer filter waste, dangerous levels of fluid can build up and cause life-threatening health issues and even premature death.

Your risk for kidney disease that can lead to end-stage renal disease may increase due to underlying health issues like:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Recurrent kidney infections
  • Obstructions in the urinary tract

You may also be at risk for kidney disease as you get older, if you use tobacco, or you have defects in your kidneys.

What are the symptoms of end-stage renal disease?

Early stages of chronic kidney disease may cause no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, you may experience a variety of symptoms like:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle cramps and twitches
  • Swelling of the ankles and feet
  • Shortness of breath when fluid surrounds the lungs

As a result of kidney disease, you can also develop hypertension (high blood pressure) that’s difficult to treat.

Because these symptoms can relate to many other underlying medical issues, it’s important that you receive a prompt medical evaluation at Coastal Vascular Center to identify kidney disease and prevent it from progressing to end-stage renal failure.

How is end-stage renal disease treated?

Treating end-stage renal disease focuses on your specific health needs. Your Coastal Vascular Center specialist may suggest dialysis, a procedure that helps remove extra fluids and waste from your body through a special machine. The surgical team offers dialysis access surgery to prepare you for short-term or long-term use of dialysis. 

In many cases, a kidney transplant is necessary to replace the damaged kidney with a donor kidney. Until you receive a transplant, you need to stay on dialysis. Once the transplant is complete, you likely will no longer need dialysis as the new kidney begins filtering and removing waste naturally.

If you have existing kidney disease and need care to prevent or manage end-stage renal disease, schedule a consultation at the Coastal Vascular Center office nearest you or use the convenient online booking feature to schedule an appointment.