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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.

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Patients Take Aleve

2014-08-25 06:50

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Patients Take AleveAleve is a one kinds of NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug), and the other two types are ibuprofen and motrin.

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients take aleve?

No. You should not use aleve or any medication in the NSAIDS class, such as motrin or ibuprofen, because these compounds are nephrotoxic or damaging to the kidneys. Depending on what stage of kidney disease you have (1 through 5) the medications you take can be very limited. Because of this is important for you to talk to your doctor before using any medications, including over the counter drugs, home remedies and herbal medications.

What should I do to relieve pains due to Polycystic Kidney Disease?

People with Polycystic Kidney Disease is easy to get pain because the enlarged kidney cysts will compress nearby tissues and nerve damage. Certainly, to get rid of pain, the key is to shrink kidney cyst. However, there are some methods that you can do to relieve, for example, a hot&cold towel to compress the painful area, a mild massage. Acupuncture and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are two natural ways for you to relieve pain in PKD.

How to take care of Polycystic Kidney Disease?

1. If you have high blood pressure, you can work to lower it with moderate exercise like walking, eating a low-salt diet, and finding ways to cope with stress. Medicine may also be prescribed to reduce blood pressure.

2. Most frozen or prepared foods have large amounts of salt that can increase your blood pressure. If you eat frozen or prepared foods, look for ones marked “low sodium”. Try to incorporate more fresh foods, and cooking at home instead of eating in restaurants.

3. If you smoke, ask your doctor about the different ways to quit. There are medicines and other therapies available that can help. Quitting smoking is important to keeping blood pressure low.

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