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Chronic Kidney Disease and Calf Pain

2014-01-25 08:48

Chronic Kidney Disease and Calf PainWith the progress of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), many patients begin to suffer from a big headache - calf pain or leg pain. This symptom may affect patients’ ability to work and disturb their sleep pattern. Then, finding out the causes and treatments of calf pain due to Chronic Kidney Disease is very necessary.

Why do CKD patients have calf pain?

When kidneys can’t maintain internal environment stable, a lot of problems will appear. Among them, calf pain or leg pain is common. This uncomfortable and intense feeling in calf is usually due to three causes.

● Fluid and electrolyte imbalance

● Poor blood flow in calf

● Nerve damage located in this region

Any of these three conditions can cause calf pain directly. You can consult the doctor online to seek what causes your problem.

Then, we talk about how to treat calf pain for kidney disease patients.

Depending on the above causes, treatments, which can increase blood flow all over the body, normalize fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and prevent nerve damage, should be applied.

● Massage: It is one good way to ease patients’ calf pain quickly without any side effect. Many patients find it is a relaxing remedy, especially before bedtime. From this point, massage can also help improve patients’ sleep quality.

Medicated Bath: Adding herbal medicines or herbal decoction into the bath water, so their effective ingredients can reach lesion directly via skin. Through improving blood circulation and protecting nerve, this therapy can help alleviate calf pain effectively.

● Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy: Compared with the above remedies, this therapy contributes to repairing damaged kidney cells and improving patients’ GFR level. Only if kidneys do their work properly, can calf pain be managed radically. Learn more about 

Of course, it is essential to make the diet plan and lifestyle tailored to patients’ specific needs. For example, if their potassium level is higher than the normal, they should control the intake of potassium-containing foods. Follow kidney experts to choose correct medical treatments, diet and lifestyle.

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