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Muscle Cramps And Kidney Disease

Muscle Cramps And Kidney Disease

Muscle cramps are common for kidney disease patients. Cramps are thought to be caused by imbalances in fluid and electrolytes, or by nerve damage or blood flow problems. How does muscle cramps occur in kidney disease?

1.Imbalance of calcium and phosphorus

Healthy kidneys are responsible for the production of active vitamin D, which helps regulate the calcium phosphorus metabolism. However, when kidneys are damaged, less calcium will be absorbed by the intestinal tract. Disorder of calcium and phosphorus is another cause of muscle cramps in kidney patients. Besides, usage of diuretics like furosemide may increase the excretion of calcium, which can aggravate muscle cramps.

2.High toxic level in kidney patients

High level of toxins and wastes can irritate your nerve system, resulting in restless leg syndrome. Besides, muscle cramp often occurs in dialysis patients, which can be associated with low blood pressure or dehydration.

How to treat muscle cramps for people with kidney disease?

Here are suggestions that may help cramping:

Stretch the muscle

Massage

Take a hot shower or bath

Drink plenty of water

Wear comfortable shoes

Supplement of calcium When it is related to calcium deficiency or imbalance of calcium and phosphorus, supplement of calcium-rich foods can be essential.

Restore kidney function To deal with muscle cramps radically, the most important step is to restore kidney function. Treatments like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, etc can be good choices.

If you are suffering from muscle cramps, do remember to find the root cause and take effective treatments accordingly. Have a good day!

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