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Can You Improve Your Kidney Function By Discontinuing Harmful Nsaids
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Can be bad: Nsaids are commonly used meds & can be obtained over the counter, so a great question! By themselves, they cause a change in an important chemical pathway that helps kidneys regulate their blood flow, so if someone has a problem already they can make it worse. Combining with some common BP meds, the ace inhibitors can cause kidney failure so be careful. Nsaids are a common cause kidney damage. ...Read more
RX NSAID's or RX Corticosteriods easier on the kidneys? I know they both affect the Kidneys, but which one is better for decreased kidney function?
I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?
Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account. ...Read more
Prostaglandins (PGs): NSAIDs inhibit renal localized PGs that enhance the dilation of the renal afferent arteriole. That means that that normally, PGs keep the blood flowing nicely to the kidney. NSAIDs inhibit that effect, thus allowing less blood into the kidney resulting in injury. Elderly people are far more prone to this kidney injury than younger people, as the elderly have less reserve. ...Read more
I know all NSAID are hard on the Kidneys. But, which OTC NSAID is easiest? Please give direct answer no "beating around the bush PLEASE" Thank you!
NSAIDS and kidneys: All NSAIDS even the ones bought over the counter can cause kidney damage especially if taken for long periods of time or if you have underlying kidney disease. None are safer than the other. If you have chronic pain and are taking them for a prolonged period of time, you should have your kidney function monitored periodically. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin are safe alternatives. ...Read more
NSAID medication: They are in general all the same for both side effects and effects on the kidney. There is not one particular brand better than the other. If one takes the recommended dose or lower there is less likelihood of trouble from these medications. ...Read more
If polycystic kidney patients should not take nsaids, what are recommended alternative painkillers?
A few options: Acetaminophen is safe doses may provide some relief for general pains and aches. Depending on type of pain, topical analgesic cream/patches or local injection may be safe and effective. For severe pain from mass effect from the pcos, narcotic analgesics may have to be employed. Discuss with nephrologist/pain management. Certain nerve blocks may be an option. ...Read more
Not sure.: All of the NSAID's carry approximately the same toxicity when given at equivalent dose. The major concern is renal and not liver toxicity. ...Read more
If you have level 3 to 4 chrondomalacia, will you need to take daily nsaids the rest of your life? will this cause kidney/liver probs?
Can kidney damage from nsaid's be reversed if person stops taking them? Is acetaminophen okay if you suspect disease of ur kidney? Thank you drs!
Yes and yes: Nsaid related injury usually reversible. Acetaminophen has a cumulative toxicity on the kidney but only after prolonged use. Ie at maximum strength used daily over several decades, it can cause kidney injury but is considered safe for the kidney even if you have advanced kidney disease. ...Read more
If my kidney failure leads to haemodialysis, are there some nsaids filtrated by the dialysis machine (and so used to relieve spondylarthropathy pain)?
I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?
Ask nephrologist: S-AME is not generally toxic to the kidneys, but you don't give any other medications or information about the nature of your kidney disease. There is a rare condition called Lesch-Nyan syndrome that can be worsened by s-AME. Your kidney physician and your pharmacist should be your primary source of information, and I recommend against depending solely on online sources. ...Read more
If we want to extend the life of the kidneys, it is better to avoid salt, red meat, dairy products, and never take nsaids medications right? What I eat?
Stick to: God made food and leave the man made junk alone. ...Read more
Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory?
It depends: I see that you have both polycystic kidney disease and an enthesopathy, the latter being an illness for which the nsaids are extremely valuable. I have little use for "cookbook medicine" ("people with ___ can't take ___"). Your physician will explain the risks and benefits (relief from pain, you must stay well-hydrated) to using nsaids in our situation. ...Read more
I am in need of a non nsaid pain reliever due to kidney disease. I have a myopathy and am experiencing pain and welling. What can I take? No prednison
Relaxation techniques, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, east-west integrative medicine (e.g. Acupuncture) should be used in place or as an adjunctive treatment of medications whenever possible. Also there are a number of anti-inflammation diets that you could try.
Good luck. ...Read more
Been taking NSAID (tylenol/aspirin) for over 10 years often every day. I want to stop. How likely do I have liver and kidney damage?
Depends....: Duration of use is important, but you haven't told us the frequency (once a week, once a day) or dose (1 pill a week, 20 a day?), nor have you shared your co-morbidities (particularly underlying liver or kidney diseases) or predisposing factors (alcohol intake, etc.). Testing is easy to allay your concern--please pursue same through your local doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a NSAID, with acetaminophen, on a regular basis, to avoid using strong pain meds? I have no kidney, stomach, or liver problems.
Can lasix be suspect in hemoglobin loss in anemic patient (GI bleeding ruled out, kidney function improving if not on lasix). Alternatives that do not cause aplastic anemia? Should adh or other tests be done to rule out adverse issues with diuretics
Lower back mild to moderate pain on and off. On NSAIDs and muscle relaxer. 10 days now. How long does it take to heal? Sometimes one side and both.
Back Pain: Honestly, once you develop back pain, it almost never goes away for ever. Expect it to come and go. An acute flare should get better within 6 weeks. Yes, it sounds like a lot. The person should stay active during that time and be as active as allowable by pain. Buy the person the book....Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno. Its a start ...Read more
Severe lower back pain, both sides down to buttocks. Can't sit, or straighten back tried nsaids & pain meds, nothin helps lying down ok, hard to get up?
Hip and lower back pain. Pulled something lifting weights a week ago, ER gave NSAIDs. Walk stand is good. Sitting and laying is painful. I fix?
Tell your doctor: Description suspicious for herniated disk. If you have not improved in a week, may be time to image. ...Read more
I have 4 herniated discs and a bone spur in my lower back, have lost my job, my insurance im in a lot of pain I'm allergic to NSAIDS. Relief options?
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What natural or OTC medications will relieve severe lower back pain and severe legs cramps in the back of calves? Discs are herneated and all nsaids not viable
40 y/o male N.Delhi India suffering from lower back pain (L4L5 herniated disk) & spinal stenosis as per MRI. Pain in left side. Take NSAIDs. Advise pl?
Physical therapy: Chiropractor's manipulations, will helpGet a more detailed answer ›
What otc/natural medications will relieve lower back pain and severe leg cramps nsaids and anything that causes bleeding is not an option. Cannot be stuck with needles or have cortisone shots. Absolutely miserable, have bad discs and arthritic hips. Can
I: I would recommend seeing a naturopathic doctor. These medications/treatments are not commonly done by spine doctors or surgeons. Good luck! ...Read more
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