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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), as the name implies, is a slowly progressive disease. During the process, patients may have various complications due to the loss of kidney function. Migraine can happen frequently or occasionally. Treatment fo

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Treatment for Migraine Caused by Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD)

2014-07-09 03:16

Treatment for Migraine Caused by CKDChronic Kidney Disease (CKD), as the name implies, is a slowly progressive disease. During the process, patients may have various complications due to the loss of kidney function. Migraine can happen frequently or occasionally. Treatment for migraine caused by chronic kidney disease should take what the specific reason that migraine occurs.

Causes of migraine in CKD patients

1. High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common complication of chronic kidney disease. When excessive sodium and fluids cannot be discharged by kidneys, water-sodium retention will occur and this is the cause of high blood pressure. Then, high blood pressure will cause expansion of blood vessels and stimulate the nerves. And then migraine occurs. In most case, the pain is dull and always accompanied by dizziness and tinnitus.

2. Anemia

It is a common complication of CKD. Damaged kidneys fail to produce a hormone, called EPO (erythropoietin) which can stimulate the production of red blood cells in body. Other causes of anemia may be low level of iron, inadequate folic acid. As red blood cells can carry oxygen to brain tissues, inadequate oxygen supply to brain can give rise to migraine.

3. Emotional stress

Long-term kidney disease may cause big emotional stress on patients. They may worry about the illness condition and may also have some financial or family problem. Emotional stress will also lead to migraine.

4. Side effects of some medications

Painkillers and drugs to lower high blood pressure will cause side effect of migraine, especially patients take medicines with large dosage for a long time.

Treatment of migraine in Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD) patients

Firstly, since kidney disease is the root cause of migraine, treatment should aim at improving kidney function so as to relieve the complications. Acupuncture can benefit you. In fact, acupuncture is an effective therapy to relieve pains like joint pain and back pain. Besides, it will be better if patients take some Chinese medicines. Pueraliya, ligusticum wallichii, salvia miltiorrhiza are mostly used to relieve migraine. In addition, for those who have high blood pressure, they should take methods to control the pressure within normal level.

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