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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 And Joint Pain

2013-11-15 16:49

Polycystic Kidney Disease may cause joint pain in some cases. There are many prolems caused by PKD can lead to joint pain. Read on and find the detailed information.

Kidneys have an important impact in maintaining healthy blone and structure for they work to regulate calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood and keep the vitamin D being recieved by the body. When your bone appears to have bone problem, you may feel bone pain and joint pain.

In healthy adults, their bone keep rebuilding and remoding continuously. When kidneys are damaged by the polycystic disease, kidneys fail to maintain the bone healthy and strong, causing bone and joint problems.

If your PKD makes your medical conditions worse to kidney failure, your joint pain may occur, due to the following factors:

-Active Vitamin D

Active vitamin D is a natural substance that help keep your bone healthy. However, it requires kidneys to use it for a person to receive. When kidneys are damaged, they fail to maintain this function, causing bone problems.

- Low Calcium Level

Calcium is a mineral that builds and strengthens bones. If calcium levels in the blood become too low, four small glands in the neck called the parathyroid glands release a hormone called parathyroid hormone (PTH). alcitriol and PTH work together to keep calcium balance normal and bones healthy. If calcitriol levels drop too low, PTH levels increase and calcium is removed from the bones.

- High Phosphorus Level

Phosphorus, as a necessary substance for your body, it comes from many foods. More important, it helps regulate calcium levels in the bones. When kidneys stop work functionanlly, phosphorus will build up in the blood, causing high phosphorus levels. This causes lower levels of calcium in the blood and resulting in higher PTH levels and the loss of calcium from the bones. This is another cause for joint pain in PKD patients.

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