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Polycystic Kidney Disease and Pain on the Left Side

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Pain on the Left SideIs there any treatment for pain on the left side caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease? Just like high blood pressure and hematuria, pain on the left side is also one common PKD symptom. The pain may make it difficult to sit on the chair or bed comfortably. Therefore, they attempt to use various methods for managing their pain on the left side.

For PKD patients, pain on the left side commonly stems from enlarged kidney cysts, kidney stone or urinary tract infections. Among these reasons, enlarged kidney cysts are the root cause, because all PKD symptoms and complications are attributed to the continuous growth of kidney cysts.

According to the causes of pain on the left side, we give out the following treatment options.

1. Avoid some foods that may stimulate the growth of kidney cysts: Foods such as beer, chocolate, spicy foods and coffee are proven to have an effect on prompting the growth of kidney cysts. Therefore, staying away from these foods can also help manage pain on the left side.

2. Don’t do strenuous exercise: When kidney cysts are too big, any knock at kidney area may cause the rupture of kidney cysts. Strenuous exercise may result in this problem easily, so PKD patients should avoid strenuous exercise such as basketball and fast running. Besides, it is also necessary not to do stretching or bending action.

3. Don’t lift too heavy thing or sit on a hard chair: This is one helpful to ease these patients’ pain on the left side.

4. Hot compression: Use hot compression on the back area that can help improve blood circulation all over the body as well as kidneys, so pain on the left side can be alleviated to some extent.

The above methods can help manage PKD patients’ pain but not from the root. If you want to get rid of pain on the left side completely. Some treatments that can help shrink kidney cysts should be sought.

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