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Can Arabic Gum Cause Leg Pain for Kidney Patients

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2015-02-10 11:55

Topics: CKD CKD symptoms

Details: I take arabic gum regularly for my kidney disease, and my proteinuria is ++. Now, I have leg pain. Is it one side effect of arabic gum?

Expert Answer

Many kidney disease patients in Arab region try to use arabic gum to fight against their kidney problem and save their damaged kidneys. In fact, most of these patients exaggerate the effects of arabic gum.

Arabic gum is one great source of dietary fiber that can make patients to feel full, so it can help manage patients' weight, reduce their cholesterol level and treat diabetes, cancer, indigestion, mouth sores, and so on. If used correctly, it can help kidney disease complications and slow down the progression of kidney disease effectively.

If used for long time, arabic gum may induce some side effects including gas, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, asthma, rhinitis, rash, etc. However, all of these problems won't cause leg pain.

From your description, I suppose your leg pain is due to your kidney disease. With the aggravation of kidney disease, kidneys may be unable to maintain calcium-phosphorus balance correctly. Then, patients suffer from bone disorder including leg pain easily. If so, you are suggested to take effective treatments to improve your kidney condition and overall health condition. Any problem about your treatment plan? We are glad to help.

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