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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Bone Pain

2014-11-09 08:30

PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Bone PainAre you suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) with bone pain? You can get some useful information for your problem in this article.

► Can Polycystic Kidney Disease lead to bone pain?

You can get the certain answer. Even though bone pain is not a common symptoms, it can annoy some kidney disease patients. This problem has its underlying cause, including:

1. Calcium deficiency or PTH

Calcium is a essential mineral for producing new bone cells and keeping bones strong. When cysts on the kidneys cause damage, the kidneys fail to maintain electrolyte balance, thus phosphorous level elevates and inhibit the absorption of calcium.

As a result, the calcium level in the blood is reduced, so Polycystic Kidney Disease patients can experience weak bone.

2. Shortage of vitamin D

Healthy kidneys activate vitamin D that helps the body absorb calcium. When kidneys fail due to Polycystic Kidney Disease, they stop converting inactive vitamin D to calcitriol. Your body is unable to absorb calcium from food, so it “borrows” the calcium it needs from the greatest calcium storage depot—your bones.

Except bone pain, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients may also have some other bone problems such as joint pain, bone deformation, bone fractures, or poor mobility.

► How to relieve bone pain from Polycystic Kidney Disease?

1. You should limit your phosphorous intake in diet. Foods like milk and milk products, whole grains, dried beans and peas, nuts and seeds, organ meats, meat and fish, colas, chocolate and some types of baking powder, etc should be limited.

2. Improve kidney function. As long as the kidneys can function well, it can convert inactive vitamin D to calcitriol. Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease include western medicines and Chinese herbs. If you want to know detailed suggestions, you are welcomed to or leave a message below. We will reply you within 24 hours.

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