Can Painkillers Cause Kidney Failure

2018-12-29 10:16

Can Painkillers Cause Kidney FailurePainkillers are commonly used drugs in the daily to relieve pains, such as headache, joint pain, muscle cramp, etc. Can painkillers cause kidney failure?

Some studies show that overuse of painkillers causes up to 5% of chronic kidney failure cases every year.

Aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen and naproxen sodium are commonly used over-the-counter tablets. You may use them often, but seldom know that they have renal toxicity. When they are taken into your body and go into your blood, they will flow into kidneys due to blood circulation. When you use over dosage or for long term, it is likely for your kidneys to be damaged due to the toxicity. Especially when your kidneys have been damaged due to other factors, the use of painkillers may make your kidney condition worse. Therefore, you had better talk with your doctor about the use of painkillers.

Then what to do with the pain?

Besides the conventional painkillers, you can use some other ways to relieve pain, for example, massage, acupuncture, moxibustion, etc. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, when blood and qi is fluent in the channels, pain will not occur. These Chinese medicine therapies can help improve your blood and qi circulation so as to relieve your pain.

If you have had kidney failure, you can also use systemic Chinese medicine, such as Toxin-Removing Treatment. It can eliminate waste products and excess fluid from the blood to make internal environment clean. It can also dilate blood vessels and remove stasis to keep blood flow fluent. With good blood circulation, essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients and active ingredients of medicine can also be transported into nidus to speed up kidney recovery. Moreover, it can restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. After about one week’s treatment, pain will disappear. After about one month’s treatment, all other symptoms will be relieved greatly, and renal function will get improved.

Can painkillers cause kidney failure? Yes, improper use of painkillers can cause kidney failure. Therefore, you had better use this kind of medicine under the guidance of your doctors. For more information on kidney failure, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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