Back, flank and stomach pain seem to be very common in kidney disease patients. There is no doubt that these pains can influence the quality of life to a certain degree. If you are suffering from one of them, the following information is expected to be helpful.
What is flank pain?
Flank pain refers to pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen or back. It is located below the ribs and above the pelvis and on the side. Flank pain basically refers to pain in your side and back. Usually, the pain is worse on one side of your body. It may indicate a problem with the kidneys, especially if the flank pain is accompanied by fever, chills, bloody urine and a persistent urgency to urinate.
What are the causes of flank pain?
-Kidney stones. Renal calculi can cause flank pain. Kidney stones may not cause symptoms until they begin traveling down the ureters. If the stomes block the flow of urine through the ureter, the affected-side kidney can swell, causing severe pain in the back and flank.
-Pyelonephritis. Pyelonephritis, also known as a kidney infection, can cause flank pain. Common signs and symptoms associated with pyelonephritis include back, flank and groin pain, frequent urination, burning on urination, fever, nausea and vomiting and bloody urine. Some kidney infections can lead to serious healthy complications such as irreversible kidney damage and chronic kidney disease.
-Polycystic kidney disease. The disease that causes cysts to develop within the kidney can also cause cysts to develop in other parts of the body, although the kidneys are often the most severely affected structure. Common signs and symptoms associated with polycystic kidney disease include back and flank pain, headache, bloody urine, frequent urination, kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
How to relieve flank pain for kidney disease patients?
Both kidney infections and kidney stones may require hospitalization. If you have a kidney infection, you will be given antibiotics to rid you of the infection. In some cases, you may receive these antibiotics intravenously. If you have kidney stones, you will need to drink lots of fluids to encourage the passing of the kidney stone and take pain medications. In most cases, kidney stones do not require surgery.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a new development of Chinese herbal medicines, but used externally. Patients are asked to lie on the bed to take this treatment. Two bags filled with processed Chinese herbal medicines will be put under the lower back of patients, osmosis device will help the active materials directly get to kidneys after permeating into skin. Foreign patients describe it as Chinese massage, very comfortable. It seems that the blood flow in the body can be felt. As a matter of fact, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy aims at repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function, which is the reason why it becomes more and more popular around the world. If you have any follow-up questions, consult Live Doctor freely or leave a message below.
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