Analgesic nephropathy

Analgesic nephropathy involves damage to one or both kidneys caused by overexposure to mixtures of medications , especially over - the - counter pain remedies -LRB- analgesics -RRB- . Information provided by the National Institutes of Health Definition: Analgesic nephropathy involves damage to one or both kidneys caused by overexposure to mixtures of medications, especially over-the-counter pain remedies (analgesics). Also Methadone is an analgesic which can mask toothache Dentists recommend using aqueous-based, sugar-free methadone, especially in long-term methadone treatment.
Overview
WeaknessFatigueIncreased urinary frequency or urgencyBlood in the urineFlank pain or back pain , renal colic -LRB- occasional -RRB-
Symptoms
The primary goals of treatment are to prevent further damage and to treat any existing kidney failure . Signs of kidney failure should be treated as appropriate to the extent and severity of the kidney failure. I was recently hospitalized for kidney failure & tests, and also had severe anemia (that usually goes along with kidney failure). Quote: Prevelance of Kidney failure discussion: More than 200,000 people in the U.S. suffer from kidney failure. Acute kidney failure requires emergency dialysis to clean the blood. The health care provider may tell you to stop taking all suspect painkillers , particularly OTC medications.Signs of kidney failure should be treated as appropriate . After an initial aortic aneurysm repair which failed to stop the pain she was diagnosed with renal failure of the left kidney. This may include diet changes , fluid restriction , dialysis or kidney transplant , or other treatments.Counseling , behavioral modification , or similar interventions may help you develop alternative methods of controlling chronic pain . Analgesic nephropathy is a chronic kidney disease that over years gradually leads to irreversible kidney failure and the permanent need for dialysis or a kidney transplant to restore renal function. Some people live a lifetime with only minor kidney failure and do well with a controlled renal diet; while others progress to chronically severe and require dialysis or transplants if they are lucky to find a match.
Treatment
Analgesic nephropathy involves damage within the internal structures of the kidney . It is caused by long - term use of analgesics , especially over - the - counter -LRB- OTC -RRB- medications that contain phenacetin or acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti - inflammatory drugs -LRB- NSAIDs -RRB- such as aspirin or ibuprofen.The excessive use may equal about three pills per day for 6 years . The most common medications that cause ulcers are anti-inflammatory and analgesic medications such as aspirin or nonsteroidals anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen. This frequently occurs as a result of self - medicating , often for some type of chronic pain.Analgesic nephropathy occurs in about 4 out of 100,000 people , mostly women over 30 . The rate has decreased significantly since phenacetin is no longer widely available in OTC preparations.Risk factors include : Use of OTC analgesics containing more than one active ingredientChronic headacheChronic backache or musculoskeletal painEmotional or behavioral changesHistory of dependent behaviors including smoking , alcoholism , and excessive use of tranquilizersPain with menstrual periodsPersons with this condition may also have a history of the following conditions : Urinary tract infections -LRB- see acute UTI -RRB- Interstitial nephritisRenal calculiPrerenal azotemiaCongestive heart failureBlood volume depletion -LRB- such as dehydration -RRB- There may also have been a history of the following conditions: Urinary tract infections (see acute UTI) Interstitial nephritis Renal calculi Prerenal azotemia Congestive heart failure Blood volume depletion (such as dehydration).
Causes
A physical examination may show signs of interstitial nephritis or kidney failure.Blood pressure may be high . heart failure, high or low blood pressure, hives, inflammation in the digestive tract, intestinal perforation, itching, joint pain, kidney inflammation The doctor may hear abnormal heart or lung sounds when listening to the chest with a stethoscope . There may be signs of premature skin aging.Lab tests may show blood and pus in the urine , with or without signs of infection . So often, kidney failure is associated with blood in the urine and high blood pressure. There may be mild or no loss of protein in the urine.Tests that may be done include : Complete blood countExamination of sediment or tissue passed in the urineIntravenous pyelogram -LRB- IVP -RRB- Toxicology screenUrinalysis
Tests & diagnosis
The damage to the kidney may be acute and temporary , or chronic and long term . The side effects of long term (years in some and shorter for others) can be ulcer, bleeding ulcer and kidney enzyme elevation or renal failure so you have to be careful. 4 reports of acute kidney failure or kidney damage for every 1 million Crestor prescriptions filled old woman with primary hyperparathyroidism (basically, my body overproduces too much calcium), kidney stone disease, chronic pain (in kidney), and osteopenia (loosing bone mass from lumbar spine
Prognosis
Follow the directions of the health care provider when using medications , including OTC medications . Do not exceed the recommended dose of medications without the supervision of the health care provider . One day after praying for an answer I went to a health food store to find some analgesic cream hoping it might help with the soreness and while I was trying to decide which one to buy, a woman next to me recommended one and asked what I needed it for
Prevention
Acute renal failureChronic renal failureInterstitial nephritisRenal papillary necrosis -LRB- tissue death -RRB- Complications: Acute renal failure Chronic renal failure Interstitial nephritis Renal papillary necrosis (tissue death) Urinary tract infections, chronic or recurrent Hypertension Transitional cell carcinoma of the kidney or ureter Calling your health care provider: Call your health care provider if symptoms indicate analgesic nephropathy may be present There is interstitial nephritis and renal papillary necrosis, eventually leading to acute renal failure or chronic renal failure. Creatinine is only affected in acute and chronic renal FAILURE. There are numerous causes of acute renal failure, and they're grouped in to prerenal, renal and post renal...in other words, stuff happening before the kidneys, stuff happening inside the kidneys themselves, and stuff happening after the kidneys.
Complications
Call your health care provider if you have signs of this condition , especially if there has been a history of use of painkillers.Call your health care provider if blood or solid material is present in the urine , or if your urine output decreases . They do a simple urine dip test in my Docs office thats how they found the blood in my urine and I was Dx with Renal Ptosis (floating kidney).

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