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What’s the Treatment for Alleviating Legs Cramp on Dialysis

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2015-07-16 17:36

What’s the Treatment for Alleviating Legs Cramp on DialysisThere are muscle cramps in the course of Dialysis. It can involve the feet, arms, hands and most commonly in leg. It can be painful and bring patients a lot of troubles. What’s the treatment for alleviating legs cramp on dialysis? If you have any questions about yourself or our therapies, please ask our ONLINE DOCTOR directly for free.

It is estimated that 33%-86% of patients who are receiving dialysis will suffer from leg cramps. Some patients cannot tolerate the dialysis because of leg cramps. Why will patients experience leg cramps on dialysis?

As we all know, dialysis is regarded as an artificial kidney, which is used to discharge the toxins in blood and keep balance of electrolyte. But when it but it cannot remove the minerals completely. If the phosphorus level is high, the calcium level will be reduced. Low level of phosphorus will led to leg cramps.

What to do with leg cramps on dialysis?

You can do some exercise before dialysis to stretch your muscle. It can help relieve the incidence of leg cramps on dialysis. Once leg cramps happen during dialysis, you should call your healthcare team to help stretch your legs to alleviate the discomfort.

However, if you want to get rid of leg cramps completely, the above methods are far from enough. Dialysis is not the only cause of leg cramps, the underlying cause is the damaged kidney.

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