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Muscle Weakness in Stage 3 Kidney Disease

2013-08-27 17:04

Muscle Weakness in Stage 3 Kidney DiseaseMuscle weakness is a common complaint in stage 3 kidney disease.It make the patients feel tired and have no energy all day long.What are the causes of muscle weakness in stage 3 kidney disease?

Decreased protein stores

The patients with kidney disease should limit protein intake in their diet, especially those with protein in urine. As protein is an important source of energy in body, inadequate protein intake can reduce protein stores and cause energy malnutrition. This is a possible cause of muscle weakness.


Healthy kidneys can produce EPO, a hormone which can stimulate marrow to produce red blood cells.However,the diseased kidneys produce less red blood cells, resulting in anemia. As red blood cells can distribute oxygen to body tissues and cells, if inadequate oxygen is supplied to muscles, it can result in muscle weakness.

Chemical imbalance

Kidneys can filter extra chemicals from body to maintain chemical balance in body.However,stage 3 Kidney Disease can disturb the balance of chemicals in body. Increased chemical level may damage some of the body’s lipids and proteins, which may cause uremic myopathy.

Heart problem

Heart problem is a common complication in stage 3 kidney disease. It may cause muscle weakness.Fluid retention often can contribute to kidney problem. Reducing fluid intake can reduce stress on heart.

The above are the common causes of muscle weakness in stage 3 kidney disease.Generally,muscle weakness related to kidney disease is a treatable condition.The first step to treat the condition is to figure out its underlying cause. Massage is considered to be a treatment option for people muscle weakness. It not only can strengthen muscles, but also can improve renal function.However,not all patients with kidney disease can do massage. Is massage a good option for you? Consult with us now!

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