Pain is not rare in PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) patients. However, are them always in constant pain? Well, in some cases, people indeed experience persistent back pain, flank pain, or abdominal pain. Why does that happen?
Why are PKD patients in constant pain?
Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder and and is characterized by a cluster of cysts on kidneys. When the cysts enlarge, they will compress nearby tissues and stretch renal capsule, thus leading to pain around kidney area.
Kidney cyst infection is another cause of pain. When that happens, inflammation on kidneys can cause swollen tissues. When that happens, sudden and sharp pain appears. Without immediate treatment, this painful feeling becomes persistent.
How to get rid of pain in PKD patients
Your doctors may prescribe you some pain killers. However, many patients complain that they can do nothing but bringing some adverse effects. There are some natural therapies that you can take.
It is a traditional Chinese medical treatment. By stimulating specific acupoints points, it can promote Qi (pronounced “chee”) along specific pathways, called meridians, through the body. As a result, the flow energy gets unblocked, thus water and blood flow can be fluent. Therefore, Acupuncture can help to resolve pain.
It is innovated from Hot Compress Therapy. The medicines are micronized and soaked with medical fluid. With osmotic device, the effective ingredients can permeate into kidney lesions directly. They have the function of expanding blood vessels, reducing inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes. They can improve blood circulation on cystic walls, so that cyst can be shrunk naturally.
Therefore, the pressure from enlarged kidney cyst can be reduced, and pain can be relieved.
You can also drink some Chinese herbal tea made from dandelion root, nettle leaf, and uva ursi. For any specific suggestions, you are welcomed to leave a message below or add our whatsapp and talk with our doctors.