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Severe Arthritis and Gout for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Severe Arthritis and Gout for Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease is one inherited disorder that causes numerous kidney cysts to develop in both kidneys. When kidneys are attacked by enlarged kidney cysts, extra uric acid will deposit in the body. Then, patients are at a high risk of severe arthritis and gout. How to manage them?

PKD, arthritis and gout

As introduced by doctors, arthritis especially gout occurs if patients have high levels of uric acid in the blood, and it causes the joints to be inflamed, painful and swollen. It is reported that the incidence of gout and arthritis in PKD patients is higher than other people. There are two conditions to result in this problem.

One is the decreased kidney function. Normally, uric acid is metabolized in the liver and discharged out of the body via kidneys. If kidneys fail to play their filtration normally, extra uric acid will build up in the blood to result in arthritis and gout.

The other is high blood pressure. Enlarged kidney cysts replace kidney functioning tissues and cells that can lead to renal ischemia and anoxia condition. Then, blood pressure increases to cause less blood to be filtered by the kidneys every minute that must worsen high levels of uric acid in the blood.

Effective treatments to deal with arthritis and gout for PKD patients

From the above analysis, we can know the causes of these two symptoms for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. Then, we give out the following treatments to manage them.

- Eat a low-purine diet, because uric acid is one waste product of purine metabolism

- Stop alcohol and drink enough fluid in the daytime

- If you are overweight, try to control your weight with doctor’s guidance

- Ask the doctor whether you are taking some medications that can cause high uric acid

- Take effective treatment such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to shrink kidney cysts and protect kidneys and correct medications to lower high uric acid level

Besides, there are many other methods that can treat gout and arthritis for PKD patients. If you are interested about these information, you can contact us immediately.

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