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ra leads to a chronic kidney disease, how to prevent that since even medication affects negatively the kidneys?

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Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Several ways: Kidney disease in rheumatoid arthritis can be caused by some medications, amyloid deposits and vascular changes. Take care not to take higher than the recommended dose of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen and naproxen, and never take two kinds of nsaids together. Disease modifying and disease altering drugs can prevent complications as well as control of blood pressure, diabetes.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

I have had constant lower back pain but can't afford time off work to see anyone. Should I just file workmans comp?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Only if job injury: A claim can be filed if there was a job related injury as the source of your back pain. You ahould check with your state's worker compensation board or an attorney who specializes in this area for further information about such a claim.

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