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Causes of Leg Cramps at End of Dialysis for Kidney Failure Patients

2014-09-08 22:13

If you are suffering from serious kidney failure, maybe your doctor will advise you receive dialysis treatment. While, many dialysis patients have the same experience of leg cramps at end of dialysis. As you can imagine, leg cramps can bring extra terrible pain to the patients. So, many patients have a question that why they can experience leg cramps at end of dialysis? Next, please see the answer from the following articles.

First, the most commonest reason is dehydration during dialysis.

Edema is a common symptom of kidney failure, and these fluids mainly deposit in the gap of vascular tissue and cells. While hemodialysis is used to remove the fluid in blood vessels, then the fluid in gap between vascular tissues can return to blood vessels slowly. While, if dialysis dehydration is too fast and much, which can cause hypovolemia and muscle cramps.

Second, low weight caused by excessive dehydration

One of the functions of dialysis is to clean out the excess moisture from body to balance the weight. While, it is difficult to realize it, and excessive dehydration is very common for the dialysis patients, which also is a common cause of muscle cramps.

Thirds, low sodium dialysis solutions

In general, the sodium concentration in dialysis solutions that we often use is similar with the normal serum sodium concentration level. If we use the low sodium dialysis solutions, which can cause the loss of sodium in blood and lead to muscle cramps.

Fourth, high efficiency dialysis

High efficiency dialysis means that the toxins in blood can be eliminated from body, which can cause blood osmotic pressure dropping and lead to muscle cramps.

Besides, low blood calcium concentration, nerve muscle damage, uremia encephalopathy, intracranial hemorrhage also are the causes of leg cramps at end of dialysis for kidney failure patients. Thus, you need to take measures to prevent it and treat it timely. If you want to know the solution of leg muscles during dialysis for kidney failure patients, you are welcome to leave a message below or send an email to, and we will reply you soon.

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