There is no doubt that the severe pain in the joints and other symptoms of gout can make the quality of patients’life poor. Is there a relationship between gout and kidney failure? If yes, then how to treat gout caused by kidney failure? Follow us to find the answer.
Does kidney failure cause gout?
When the human body breaks down chemicals called purines it produces uric acid. High levels of uric acid can cause urate crystals to build up around the joints, which causes inflammation and severe pain when a gout attack happens. Most of the time uric acid dissolves and goes into the urine via the kidneys. If the kidneys are not excreting enough uric acid, it builds up. The accumulation results in sharp urate crystals. They accumulate in the joints or surrounding tissue and cause pain, inflammation and swelling.
Chronic Kidney Failure means the severe reduction in kidney function, the kidneys have been already unable to work normally, so gout and other complications are likely to happen.
How to treat gout caused by kidney failure?
-Medication. Gout is usually treated with medications, these include NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), Colchicine, Steroids, Uloric, etc.
-Self Help. These measures may help ease the pain and swelling: some people use a splint to immobilize the joint, raise and rest your limb, do not cover the joint, keep the joint cool, apply an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel.
-We do think the best way to treat gout caused by kidney failure is to make kidneys work normally again by repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function. Is your primary condition a kind of autoimmune disease? You are recommended to learn more about Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Immunotherapy to see other efficient treatment options used in other countries.
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