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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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"
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
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?
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