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Why Do Kidney Failure Patients Experience Severe Pain

Why Do Kidney Failure Patients Experience Severe PainKidney Failure is one complicated disease, because it can affect a lot of systems and organs in the body. Some kidney failure patients complain of severe pain like headache, leg pain, back pain, and so on. Pain in different regions is due to different conditions.

Headache and kidney failure

In addition to cleansing the blood, regulating blood pressure is also one important kidney function. When kidneys fail to work, blood pressure may increase quickly and less blood flows throughout the body as well as brain. These conditions can cause headache directly. Besides, renal anemia is also one common complication of kidney failure, and it is also one reason for headache.

If kidney failure patients have begin dialysis, their headache may be also due to low blood pressure and electrolyte disorder.

Leg pain and kidney failure

As kidneys fail to work normally, a large amount of fluid will retain in the body, causing leg swelling easily. In most cases, leg swelling isn't painful, but in severe cases, patients will have leg pain. As blood circulation becomes poor, less blood flows into legs, resulting in leg pain. What's more, low calcium and high phosphorus level is also one cause of leg pain.

Back pain and kidney failure

Generally, back pain appears in specific types of kidney diseases especially PKD, IgA Nephropathy and Diabetic Nephropathy. PKD causes numerous cysts to develop in kidneys, and enlarged kidney cysts or kidney cyst rupture can induce back pain. As for IgA Nephropathy, Diabetic Nephropathy, and some other kidney diseases, back pain is more likely to be attributed to low kidney function, urinary tract infections or urinary tract blockage.

Pain in certain region can indicate corresponding problems. Tell the doctor online where your pain is located, so they can guide you to ease them effectively.

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