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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.

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Gout: Cause, Symptoms, Treatment

2013-04-19 10:28

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Gout: Cause, Symptoms, TreatmentCharacterized by sudden, severe attacks od pain, redness and tenderness in joints, gout affects many people with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). If left untreated, these people will be at increased risk of death. Knowing the cause, symptoms and treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease and gout can guarantee patients’ health to some extent.

The cause of Polycystic Kidney Disease and gout

Generally, both Polycystic Kidney Disease and gout have intimate link with kidney health. In Polycystic Kidney Disease, quite a number of kidney cysts grow in the kidney. If some of them develop too big, they will press their surrounding tissues and replace normal kidney tissues gradually. Gout is a disease that results from an overload of uric acid in the body, while high uric acid is mainly due to excessive intake of foods high in purine or the kidney damaged. From this analysis, we can know PKD patients’ gout is more likely to due to kidney damage, if they don’t take too much purine recently.

The symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease and gout

● Intense joint pain

The most common site of gout attack is the small joint at the base of the big toe, and other joints such as ankles, knees, wrists, fingers and elbows, may also be attacked with intense pain.

● Inflammation and redness

The affected joints often become swollen, tender, warm and red. These discomfort may last from a few days to a few weeks. Later attacks are more likely to last longer and affect more joints.

● Uric acid crystals

Small uric acid crystals can be discharged from the body via urine, but big uric acid crystals may block the urinary tract and cause renal colic, blood urine, difficult urination, urinary tract infections, etc. If untreated effectively, it may lead to renal failure.

Treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease and gout

Because the excessive intake of purine and the big kidney cysts may be the cause of gout in PKD, the treatments should include a healthy diet, kidney cysts shrink and correct medicines for gout. However, the treatment plan changes with patients’ specific condition. To make sure you can get rid of gout sooner, you can tell your condition to the kidney experts online so that they can help you make a correct treatment plan.

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