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Management of Gout in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure

2013-12-28 11:43

Gout is a common complaint in chronic kidney failure.It can make the patients feel very painful, especially in joints. In serious case, it even can cause disability. How to manage gout in stage 4 chronic kidney failure?

Gout in stage 4 chronic kidney failure

Gout is a painful disease that occurs when uric acid builds up in the blood and forums crystals in the joints and/or kidneys.

Uric acid is the metabolic product of purine.It normally dissolves in the blood and then will be eliminated out of body by kidneys.However,in stage 4 chronic kidney failure, the kidneys fail to function adequately, high levels of uric acid will build up inn the blood.If the high levels of uric acid continue for a long time, crystals may form.If the crystals deposit in joints,it will cause inflammation in the affected part.Hence,gout may result.

In return,gout is a significant accelerator in worsening renal function.Firstly,if the uric acid crystals deposit in kidneys,it can cause inflammation in kidneys,thus resulting in further renal function decline.On the other hand,if large crystals form, they may prevent the excretion of urine.It also can contribute to renal function deterioration.

Management of gout in stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure

As uric acid comes from the breakdown of purines, it is important to cut down the intake of foods loaded in purine.Red meat, organ meat, seafood, beer, liquor and sugar-sweetened items are usually high in purines.In addition,there are some risk factors of gout in stage 4 chronic kidney failure.Health problems such as obesity,high blood pressure,high blood sugar,and high cholesterol can lead to increased uric acid and the development of gout.

The above tips can relieve gout in stage 4 chronic kidney failure effectively. However, as the underlying cause of gout is kidney damage, the key treatment goal is to reverse kidney damage. Stem Cell Therapy is an effective treatment for stage 4 chronic kidney failure and it can enhance renal function fundamentally and remarkably.

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