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:

  • Clicking HERE
  • Calling 281-231-2811

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