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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.

Muscle Cramp in PKD Patients during Dialysis

2014-01-23 13:58

Dialysis has been applied widely in clinic all over the world in recent decades. It does a life saver and can replace healthy kidney to complete the daily work. Unfortunately, it has several side effects. Follow us, go and see one of them: muscle cramp in PKD patients during dialysis.

Muscle cramp is a common complication of dialysis. Most PKD patients will experience muscle cramp while undergoing dialysis, occurring 33 to 86 percent of them. Muscle cramp usually occur in legs and very painful and the cause of it varies from person to person. When fluid is taken out of the body at a quick rate or there is much fluid is removed, they may cause muscle cramp to the PKD patients who are undergoing dialysis. An emergency measure should be recommended by the member of healthcare team to relieve the pain.

With the increase and enlargement of cysts in PKD patients, more and more kidney functions will be damaged. Therefore chronic kidney failure occurs which may also cause muscle cramp. The common cause is hypocalcemia which usually caused by hyperphosphatemia, low activated vitamin D that break the balance of calcium and phosphorus and the increase of muscle excitement. With the development of kidney failure, a large number of patients will choose dialysis naturally. So PKD patients will suffer from muscle cramp both in daily life and during dialysis. May be the condition is more serious when taking dialysis.

To avoid this painful condition, another therapy is recommended, that is hot compress therapy. It is a new treatment for renal disease and has no obvious side effect. It can not only replace dialysis to maintain the patients’ life but also treat kidney failure. With two externally used Chinese medicine bags adjoining your skin around the kidney, the effective medicines will get into renal lesions with the help of the osmoscope. In this way, damaged kidney functions will be repaired gradually and muscle cramp will stop.

The muscle cramp in PKD patients during dialysis should not be ignored. If you have any symptoms or similar disease, an effective treatment is necessary. Remember that only the personalized management can help take the greatest effects. If you want to know more about the muscle cramp during dialysis, send an email to or you can leave us a message below.

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