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What is the treatment for leg pains in a patient with Polycystic kidney disease ?

Hi I am 56 years female with PKD.. Both of my legs ache all the time, making it difficult to get up, or go upstairs etc...Is ther anything I can do to i,prove this condition?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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The best way to slow the progression of kidney disease is through a natural diet that consist of a low sodium and low protein diet. Although these diets have proven to be helpful, many people are still reluctant to try.
The main goal for all kidney patients, no matter what stage they may be in, is to eliminate the need for any surgery or dialysis. The number of people diagnosed with PKD that should be on kidney machines and are not is staggering. This is because with the correct low protein, low salt diet kidney function is stabilized and sometimes increased.
Some of the main causes for kidney problems include genetics, toxic drugs, and lack of physical activity. However, diet is the main contributor to the ever growing problem. High levels of sodium and protein in many peoples diets is more than likely the prominent reason.
There are nutritionists who specialize in kidney disease and can provide you a personalized diet regiment to treat your kidney problems. If you know you have the PKD gene and are not yet feeling the symptoms, do yourself a favor and start the kidney diet now.
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