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    What can Cause Patients with stage 4 CKD to Have Knee Pain

    2014-04-09 06:32| Font Size A A A

    What can Cause Patients with stage 4 CKD to Have Knee PainChronic Kidney Disease is divided into five stages, and stage 4 CKD is a relatively severe condition, which can cause patients to have many health problems. In fact, many patients within CKD stage 4 find they have knee pain, which makes patients worry much about their condition.

    What can cause patients with stage 4 CKD to have knee pain?

    In fact, knee pain can be caused by several factors, which make it is very common.

    1. High uric acid:

    When patients are in stage 4 CKD, their kidney function is damaged severely, and that can cause the accumulation of uric acid in patient’s body. While high uric acid can lead to urate crystal, and it will cause patients to have knee pain when when it accumulates in patient’s knees.

    2. Hypocalcemia:

    It is very likely for patients to have the metabolic disorder of phosphorus and calcium, which often cause patients to have hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia. While that often leads patients to have renal osteopathy, which can cause patients to have bone pain, especially pain in the parts where need to bear much weight.

    3. Hormone medicines:

    It is common for patients with kidney disease to take hormone medicines, while hormone medicines have many side effects if they are used appropriately or for a long term. Osteoporosis is a common side effect of hormone medicine, which can also cause patients to have knee pain.

    How to deal with this problem?

    In fact, it is more likely for patients to have knee pain due to high uric acid and renal osteopathy, and high uric is the most common reason of knee pain in most patients with CKD stage 4, which is also known as gout.

    Diet is an important aspect for patients to deal with their knee pain. If it is caused by gout, it is necessary for patients to reduce the intake of foods with high purine. If knee pain is caused by hypocalcemia, patients will need to increase their calcium intake and lower their phosphorus intake.

    On the other hand, it is necessary for patients to accept treatment that can help them improve their kidney function, and treatments that combine Chinese medicine and western medicine will be perfect choices to reach that purpose. Chinese medicine is good at promoting patient’s self-repairing ability, and western medicine is good at controlling patient’s condition.

    Thereby, patients should do what they can to improve their condition, and if you need any help, you can contact our online experts, and we will do what we can to help you.

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