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Pain Can Cause Kidney Malfunction

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Updated: Monday, Jul 20,2009, 6:55:45 PM
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If too much ADH (also known as vasopressin) is released it is referred to as Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH (SIADH) secretion. There is a release of ADH from the pituitary gland in response to pain, exercise, stress, or narcotic medications (including some of those given for pain).


Pain does more than hurt, it can shut down your kidneys (SIADH) and kill you. It is important to treat pain. Acupuncture and herbs can treat pain.


We have a culture where people think pain is best treated by popping a pill and toughing it out if the pain doesn't abate. In fact, pain can kill you.



The released ADH then instructs the kidneys to hold on to more water which dilutes your electrolyte salts, thus causing a condition called hyponatremia (too little salt). This can be seen in a variety of conditions: after surgery, with head injuries, with lack of oxygen or in response to certain drugs including painkillers and psychiatric medications. Under the right conditions, the pain/stress of marathons or other endurance events may be enough to generate SIADH.



The released ADH then instructs the kidneys to hold on to more water which dilutes your electrolyte salts, thus causing a condition called hyponatremia (too little salt). This can be seen in a variety of conditions: after surgery, with head injuries, with lack of oxygen or in response to certain drugs including painkillers and psychiatric medications. Under the right conditions, the pain/stress of marathons or other endurance events may be enough to generate SIADH. 



 you have pain due to sciatica or pressure on a nerve, you need to do exercise to relieve the pressure. By this I do not mean aerobic exercise (although it may also be valuable if possible), but an exercise designed to pull apart (traction) your vertabrae, stretch out your ligaments and strengthen your core muscles so that you do not continue to put pressure the nerve. Matt Furey's Magnificent Seven program, Pilates, yoga,Taiji and Callanetics all work on core muscles. They are also good for knee pain. If you can barely move, start with Spring Forest or another form of qi gong, which is simple enough for people with deeply incapacitating conditions and may be enough. Incorporate it as a daily practice, whether or not you are sufering from pain.

 

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