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Pain Medicines for PKD Patients

Pain Medicines for PKD PatientsPolycystic Kidney Disease is one inherited kidney disorder that can be related to pain in different regions such as back, abdomen, and head. If PKD patients suffer from these problems, they must want to look for effective pain medicines to relieve their back pain, kidney pain, leg pain and so on.

Why do PKD patients have pain?

PKD causes a cluster of kidney cysts to develop on kidneys. In the early stage, all of kidney cysts are still small, so patients usually don't have any discomfort. However, as time goes on, kidney cysts become larger and larger, so they will replace inherent kidney functioning tissues gradually. During this progression, many symptoms such as back pain, high blood pressure, brain aneurysm, gout, urinary tract infections, and so on, occur easily.

What pain medicines can help ease pain for PKD patients?

In drugstore, there are many types of painkillers, but some of them have adverse reactions on kidneys. Thereby, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients should select pain medicines to take carefully. Here, we list some pain medicines, and patients can make clear which are suitable for them.

- Over-the-counter pain relievers: Both acetaminophen and NSAIDs can ease pain and manage fever.

- Prescription pain relievers: This type of pain medicine includes corticosteroids, antidepressants, opioids, and so on.

- A lidocaine patch: This is one prescription medication, and it is other type of painkiller.

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Although pain medicines can help ease patients' pain to some extent, they are unable to overcome their pain from the root. If patients want to manage their discomforts completely and improve their kidney condition effectively, they can consult the doctor online directly or email to There are a lot of nephrologists at Kidney Service China that can help a lot to manage PKD and its complications.

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