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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Leg Cramps During Dialysis Treatment

2013-09-30 17:43

Leg Cramps During Dialysis Treatment In advance stage of kidney diseases, patients may undergo dialysis. During dialysis, they may experience some symptoms. Such as, headache, nausea and vomiting and muscle cramps. And today we are going to talk about leg cramps during dialysis.

What are the causes of leg cramps during dialysis?

Muscle cramps that occur in the hands, feet and legs are common signs of dialysis.

Kidneys can maintain the balance of water and electrolytes in normal condition. When kidneys are damaged severely, the balance will be destroyed to a large extent. Therefore, muscle cramps including leg cramps can happen easily.

Another cause of leg cramps can be the result of low blood pressure.

How to alleviate leg cramps for patients on dialysis?

Moderate exercise

If you are suffering from this, moderate exercise can be beneficial during the whole treatment. When the condition permits, you can do some jogging or walking. Any doubts about the exercises, you can consult with our online doctor directly.

Medicated bath

By promoting blood circulation and correcting immune system, more toxins can be excreted via skin. This treatment belongs to an external application, it is easy to operate, cheap and painless. After the treatment, patients can feel much better than before and their pains can be relieved to some extent.


Compared with other treatments, it can promote the blood circulation and remit leg cramps to a large extent.

The above methods can be helpful for patients to relieve leg cramps during dialysis. But honestly speaking, proper treatments to improve kidney function are the key. If you still have some doubts about this topic or the treatments, leave us message below or email

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