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Can Chronic Kidney Disease Cause Muscle Cramps


2013-09-10 10:58

Can Chronic Kidney Disease Cause Muscle CrampsCan Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) cause muscle cramps? As is described by many kidney disease patients, muscle cramps affect their life quality severely. Is muscle cramps associated with kidney damage. What should they do to prevent or treat their muscle cramps?

Can Chronic Kidney Disease cause muscle crapms?

The answer is yes. With the progress of kidney disease, patients are at a high risk of muscle cramps. Generally, insufficiency of vitamin D3, heavy loss of potassium and low blood calcium are the reasons of muscle cramps for kidney disease patients.

The healthy kidneys maintain the balance of fluid and electrolyte, but this balance may be destroyed when kidneys are damaged. With the damage of kidneys, excess phosphorus will build up in bloodstream, and blood calcium level declines along with. Besides, damaged kidneys can lead to the reduction of vitamin D3 that is another cause of low blood calcium level. As for the heavy loss of potassium, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting be the reason.

How to treat muscle cramps effective and safely for chronic kidney disease?

The treatments are determined by the causes. From the above analysis, kidney experts at our clinic give the following suggestions:

Calcium supplements: Foods, such as milk, kelp, celery, oilseed rape, soy products, etc, all contain rich calcium. A kidney-friendly diet is able to ease patients’ symptoms, but if necessary, some medications like supplementing oral calcium pills are also needed. However, never take any medication blindly without doctor’s permission.

Sunshine: It is reported that sunshine is good for the absorption of calcium and the production of vitamin D3. Besides, getting enough sunshine can boost patients’ immunity.

Restore damaged kidneys: For people with Chronic Kidney Disease, all symptoms occur as a consequence of diseased kidneys. To ease patients’ muscle cramps fundamentally, kidney function improvement is a must, because it is the only way to recover the balance of electrolyte. More detailed treatment information, you can ask the online doctor.




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