When in pain, the first thing most people may grab is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as Ibuprofen/Advil. But if your kidneys are compromised and you have an issue that requires high or long-term doses of pain medication, it is best to avoid NSAIDs because they can cause kidney damage. Here are a few herbs that can help with pain relief:
Corydalis is a muscle relaxer and promotes better sleep.
Turmeric reduces inflammation and is antioxidant. Antioxidants help protect from kidney damage.
Devil’s claw helps to reduce musculoskeletal pain and inflammation particularly in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and back pain.
Feverfew modulates inflammation, reduces spasms, and dilates blood vessels. It has been used prophylactically for migraine headaches.
Whenever I as a Naturopathic doctor work with a client who has kidney disease, I additionally include herbs that are supportive, protective, and restorative of kidney function. If you would like to improve and preserve your kidney function, schedule an appointment by:
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