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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.

How to Manage Chronic Pain in PKD Naturally

2013-05-23 10:37

How to Manage Chronic Pain in PKD NaturallyHow to manage chronic pain in PKD naturally? Back pain and headache are two common symptoms in PKD and affect these patients’ life largely, so they are urgently to find out an effective treatment to ease their pain.

To introduce management methods, we should first make clear the causes.

The causes of back pain and headache are different. Back pain is usually due to cyst infections, bleeding into cysts, kidney stone or stretching of the fibrous tissues around the kidney with cyst growth, which headache is commonly caused by brain aneurysm.

To ease patients’ chronic pain, their doctors may initially suggest over-the-counter pain medications such as aspirin and acetaminophen. However, with these medicines, back pain or headache can come back at any time. What’s more, some of these medicines are harmful for our kidneys that can worsen patients’ condition, so natural remedies to relieve chronic pain in PKD are needed.

To manage chronic pain in PKD naturally and effectively

Eat some foods which has a function of painkiller: It is reported that some foods can produce demulcent substances to ease patients’ pain. For example, almond seed contains amygdalin. Benzoin made by amygdalin has an effect of analgesia. If you want to know more of these foods, you can send email to, and then I will send you a food list in detail.

Massage: It has been a part of popular medical technic. Now, more and more people prefer to use massage to get rid of fatigue and other discomfort. For people with PKD, massage is able to ease their headache and relieve the mental stress.

Use some herbal medicines: Some herbs like ground beeltle and rhizoma sparganii have a good effect on inhibit the cyst lining cells which has the function of secreting cyst fluid, and some other herbs can increase the blood circulation and enhance the permeability of cystic walls to make more sac fluid discharged from the body via blood circulation. After few days, patients can feel their abdomen isn’t so hard as before, because kidney cysts shrink largely. At the same time, the back pain can be eased successfully.

According to your specific condition, some other methods may be also needed to assist the whole treatment. Any confusion about diet and management for chronic pain? Feel free to tell me, through leaving a message in the form below.

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