ESRD

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is the most advanced stage of renal disease. It is not strange that patients in this stage have various discomforts, because their kidneys have lost more than 85% of the function. Back and shoulder ache is als

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Back and Shoulder Ache in ESRD

2014-07-15 09:09

Back and Shoulder Ache in ESRDEnd Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is the most advanced stage of renal disease. It is not strange that patients in this stage have various discomforts, because their kidneys have lost more than 85% of the function. Back and shoulder ache is also the symptom of ESRD patients.

How does back and shoulder ache happen in ESRD?

Back pain and shoulder pain have different causes.

Back pain: Back pain, always occurs in kidney area, is a common symptom in later chronic kidney disease. The most possible reason why you feel back pain is kidney infection. For patients with ESRD, their kidneys have been severely damaged. As the kidney plays an important role of the whole body working, it is related to many other organs and systems. Therefore, ESRD patients have a low immunity and they are easy to get infection, which will cause further damage of kidneys. Kidney stone and kidney cyst are likely to cause back pain. However, simple kidney glomerulonephritis can also cause back pain.

Shoulder pain: The pain usually occurs in the shoulder joints. First of all, uric acid deposit is the cause of shoulder pain. End Stage Renal Disease shows the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) has reduced to less than 15%, which means many wastes and toxins cannot be filtered by the kidneys. Uric acid is among those wastes. High level of uric acid will cause joint pain, including shoulder pain. In addition, renal osteopathy can be another cause of shoulder joint pain.

How to relieve back and shoulder ache in ESRD?

- Medicines: If the pain is severe and sudden, you can take some painkillers to relieve it, but you must remember to ask your doctor’s advice and you cannot take pains blindly, because some medicines are toxic to the kidneys.

- Diet and exercise: You should supply calcium intake of your diet, because it is important for bone growth, and can prevent from renal osteopathy. Besides, moderate exercise in ESRD will boost your immunity so that you can reduce the risk of infections.

- Improve kidney function: The root cause of pain in ESRD patients is the decreased kidney function. Therefore, you should take measures to enhance your kidneys. The kidneys have a very strong compensatory ability, and as long as they can repair themselves, they can discharge wastes and toxins effectively.

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