PKD Symptoms

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients may find they begin to experience various muscle problems like cramp, stiffness, pain as well as soreness. Generally, muscle soreness may occur if you work out, play sports, or even do housework. As

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Why Does Muscle Soreness Occur in PKD

2014-05-25 06:10

Why Does Muscle Soreness Occur in PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients may find they begin to experience various muscle problems like cramp, stiffness, pain as well as soreness. Generally, muscle soreness may occur if you work out, play sports, or even do housework. As for patients with polycystic kidney disease, what are the reasons why muscle soreness occurs?

Causes of muscle soreness in PKD patients

1. Hypertension

The growing cysts in the kidneys oppress blood vessel, leading to lack of oxygen and blood supply for kidneys. As a result, renal hypertension occurs. Hypertension will in turn cause sore muscles.

2. Acidosis

Acidosis is another cause of muscle soreness and refers to an increased acidity in the blood and other body tissue. Acidosis occurs easily when kidneys fail to discharge acidic materials. For patients with PKD in advanced stage, they are at high risk for acidosis.

3. Medicines

People with polycystic kidney disease often have to take some medications to control their symptoms. For example, ACEI is commonly used to lower high blood pressure but may cause muscle soreness.

Home remedies for muscle soreness in polycystic kidney disease?

1. Experts used to recommend stretching before a workout to prevent sore muscles.

2. A couple of natural substances have been used for preventing sore muscles, including antioxidants like vitamin C, but you’d better check with your doctor before taking high doses of any vitamin.

3. Hot or cold compression with a towel over the sore area for 15-20 minutes.

4. Massage

Start a slow and light massage on the sore muscle and gradually increase the depth of the massage. It might be painful in the beginning, but it will gradually ease the muscle soreness.

5. Medicated Bath

As the loss of kidney function is the root cause of sore muscles, you should find a way to improve renal function. Medicated Bath is such a natural therapy. On one hand, the effective ingredients of Chinese herbs work on the kidneys directly. On the other hand, the hot water will increase circulation and help the substances permeate into kidney lesions through the skin.

Now, you may have a general understanding of the causes and treatments of muscle soreness in polycystic kidney disease patients. Any questions, you can leave a message below, or talk with our experts online directly.

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