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Joint Pain in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2013-11-21 09:10

Joint Pain in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)Joint paint can occur in some cases of polycystic kidney disease(PKD).In serious case,it even can affect the patient's normal life.Why does joint pain occur in PKD? How to deal with it?

Causes of joint pain in PKD

An important cause of joint pain is high levels of uric acid in body.Uric acid is the byproduct of purine and it is normally removed from body by kidneys.However,in PKD,the large cysts will replace more and more healthy nephrons,resulting in renal function decline.When kidneys fail to function properly,they will become eliminate waste products from body,resulting in high levels of uric acid in body.

High levels of uric acid can form uric acid crystal.The crystal can deposit in different body parts,resulting in inflammation in the affected area.The inflammation of joint can cause joint pain in PKD.

In some cases,joint pain may not be related to PKD.Arthritis, muscle injury etc also can contribute to joint pain.

How to deal with joint pain in PKD?

The first treatment step is to find out the cause of joint pain. If you have no idea about it, you can chat with our online doctor for an answer now!

If the joint pain in PKD is related to high levels of uric acid in body,the patients should cut down the consumption of foods high in uric acid.

Another important way to lower high levels of uric acid in body is to increase the excretion of uric acid.The underlying treatment goal is to restore the impaired nephrons to enhance renal function.If the kidneys can function better to eliminate waste products from body,the levels of uric acid in body will be lowered fundamentally and completely.Hence,the joint pain in PKD will be controlled fundamentally.Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy is an effective treatment for PKD with joint pain.

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