Why do Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients have joint and muscle pain? Should this symptom be related to this kidney problem? For PKD patients, we can deeply understand their pain. Because this kidney disorder can cause a series of symptoms and complications, they can’t help contacting other problems with PKD. Is this thought true?
Of course not. Joint and muscle pain may not be one symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Even though some people don’t have PKD, they still have joint and muscle pain. This is because some conditions except for PKD itself can be the reasons for this problem.
Firstly, if you don’t take regular exercise, occasional exercise is more likely to cause joint and muscle pain. In this case, lifestyle modification is enough to ease patients’ joint and muscle pain.
Secondly, cold exposure may be another cause for this symptom. Some PKD patients are elderly, and their joint and muscle are affected easily by weather. From this point, these patients should pay attention to keeping themselves warm.
Thirdly, complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease may also be reasons for joint and muscle pain. Because kidneys are involved, deposits of uric acid and electrolyte imbalance will be present in PKD. Finally, pain in joint and muscle appears.
Now, we have known the reasons of joint and muscle pain for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. If you happen to have this problem, finding out the underlying cause should be the first step to manage this symptom.
If your symptom is due to one of the first two reasons, you don’t need to be worried. This is because a healthy lifestyle can help you overcome this problem completely. However, it will become very difficult to solve, if your problem is in accord with the last reason. If yes, you should take some systemic treatments to shrink all of kidney cysts, protect remaining kidney functioning tissues and regulate inner body system.
Here, we are unable to give you the individual suggestions, because the underlying cause is so different. If you want to get rid of the annoying joint and muscle pain, you can send your illness description or latest lab report to email@example.com. Then, we will help you in 24 hours.