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Why patient with polycystic kidney disease often have joint pain

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause patient to have many obvious symptoms, among wWhy patient with polycystic kidney disease often have joint pain hich joint pain is very common.

Why patient with PKD often has joint pain?

Joint pain in patient with PKD patient may caused by several reasons, but a common reason of joint pain in PKD patients is gout.

Gout is caused by too much accumulation of uric acid in blood, and it can form urate crystal. The urate crystal can build up in patient’s joints, which usually causes patient to have joint pain.

As we know, PKD can damage patient’s kidney structure gradually, and patient’s kidney function will be reduced in this process. While when patient’s kidney function is damaged to a certain degree, patient will have much uric acid accumulating in his blood, so patient will have high uric acid.

How can joint pain be treated?

Joint pain in patient with PKD is caused by high uric acid, and high uric acid is caused by kidney damage. So to treat joint pain, it is needed to improve patient’s kidney function.

In modern times, western medicine is the major measure to treat patient’s kidney disease, and it is famous for its obvious effect in controlling patient’s condition. But western medicine also has its shortage, and that is western medicine has little effect in improving patient’s kidney function. While to reach this purpose, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a good choice, because TCM can treat patient’s disease systematically, and it can promote patient’s self-repairing ability by regulating patient’s overall health, so it can improve patient’s kidney function. For example, TCM therapies in treating kidney disease like acupuncture and moxibustion, full bath therapy, hot compress therapy, etc, are all famous for their ability in regulating patient’s body function and effect in improving kidney function.

On the other hand, it is very helpful for patient to reduce his meat intake, because it is the main source of uric acid in patient’s blood.

In the end, if you have any other problem in dealing with PKD, you can contact our online experts, and we are glad to help you.

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