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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.

How to Prevent Leg Cramps During Dialysis Treatment

2013-11-22 10:42

Leg Cramps During Dialysis TreatmentLeg cramps is a common symptoms of end stage kidney disease, which is more likely to happen in patients who are on dialysis. How to prevent leg cramsp during dialysis treatment?

The causes of leg cramps are complex. Read on and find the causes of legs cramps in dialysis patients. Finding the cause of leg cramps can help geting the ways to prevent this symptoms.

Abnormal blood calcium level

Calcium is an electrolyte which has a close relationship with the neuromuscular excitement. When calcium in the blood decreases in number, the nerve of muscle will e very active, which may cause leg cramps.

Dialysis is a treatment which can help remove the waste products and excessive water in the blood. However, it also may bring away the useful substances, such as calcium, which may cause leg cramps during this therapy.

Low Calcium

Low calcium is very common in patients with dialysis patients, which may be followed by hyperphosphatemia. Kidney is an important organ which can help produce a kind of substance named “active Vitamin D”. This substance can help regulate the balance of calcium and potassium. When the kidneys are damage, the active vitamin D will be produced less. As a result, there will be a disbalance of clacium and potassium level in patients. It will make the intestinal tract absorb less calcium, causing low calcium level.

In addition, there are more than 90 kinds of toxins in patients with dialysis. However, dialysis only works to remove the small sized toxins, but fail to remove the middle sized and large sized waste products.

These waste products will build up in the blood, may cause damage on nerve system, which can lead to leg cramps.

How to prevent leg cramps in patients with dialysis?

Dialysis patients are suggested to take blood purificaiton, which is a blood-cleaning system treatment. It can help remove various toxins in the blood based on personalized condition. If you wanna more information about blood purification, you can leave a message below.

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