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How to Relieve Muscle Cramps during Dialysis

2014-03-01 22:46

How to Relieve Muscle Cramps during DialysisMuscle cramps happens frequently during dialysis. It is painful and sometimes dialysis has to be stopped to some serious extent. Then how does muscle cramps occur during dialysis? How to relieve muscle cramps during dialysis?

It is reported that 33%-86% of patients who are on dialysis will experience muscle cramps and it can involve hands, feet, arms, legs and even abdomen. How does muscle cramps occur during dialysis? Many factors directly contribute to muscle cramps during dialysis.

The decrease of fluids volume will lead to low blood pressure, and then muscle cramps will happen.

The changes of electrolyte-water balance, low level of sodium and ultrafiltration are also the factors that related to muscle cramps.

How to relieve muscle cramps during dialysis?

-In order to prevent low blood pressure, you need to elevate your dry weight regularly and limit water intake during dialysis intervals to prevent weight gain. This could be helpful to lower the risk of muscle cramps during dialysis.

-You can do some exercise to stretch your muscles or you can ride a stationary bicycle during dialysis. Try to avoid alcohol and caffeine reported helpful to relieve muscle cramps.

-It has been found that vitamin E for short-term treatment is effective and safe to relieve muscle cramps during dialysis. But you should consult your doctor before you decide to use vitamin E.

-The above treatments can help relieve muscle cramps during dialysis, but they can not get rid of it completely. The basic method to relieve muscle cramps is to improve kidney function and finally stop dialysis. Then here is the question: how to improve kidney function and stop dialysis? Here Hot Compress Therapy is recommended. This therapy is a natural therapy based on the traditional Chinese medicine.

Here I will not focus on how it functions. If you want to know the operation process, you can send an email to, the kidney doctor will explain to you in detail. This therapy can repair the damaged kidney cells, restore the original kidney structure and improve kidney function. Once kidney function is improved, you can reduce dialysis frequency and finally stop dialysis. Therefore, you can get rid of muscle cramps completely.

The methods offered above to relieve muscle cramps are effective. If you want more, you can leave a message below. I will give you a reply as soon as possible!

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