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Why Do Patients on Dialysis Have Muscle Cramping

2015-04-02 13:35

Why Do Patients on Dialysis Have Muscle CrampingIt is well known that muscle cramping is unpleasant experience. It is very painful, and it affects patients life quality seriously. Why do patients on dialysis have muscle cramping?

In normal condition, the kidneys are responsible for filtering wastes products from the blood. Dialysis should be applied when the kidneys are no longer to eliminate the toxic substances and extra fluid. Dialysis helps the body by performing the functions of failed kidneys. Dialysis is often needed when the toxic substances products in your body is so high that they begin to cause many poisoning symptoms. The two majors including creatinine level and Blood urea nitrogen level are often used as indicators to measure the kidney function. When the indicators is higher than normal range, dialysis is needed to eliminated the toxic substances deposited in the body.

However, dialysis can help patients eliminate the toxic substances, it does not mean that it is a perfect treatment for kidney disease patients. During the process of dialysis, there are lots of extra fluid will be eliminated out of body, some useful substances also will be eliminated out of body along with the extra fluid, such as vitamins and chemical, leading to low calcium in the body. This is the primary reason for patients suffering from muscle cramping.

Patients need to keep them warm and take some vitamin E when patients experience muscle cramping. However, simply alleviating muscle cramping can not deal with the problems fundamentally. The most fundamental way for patients to keep away from muscle cramping is to get rid of dialysis out of their life. and improving kidney function is the most effective way for patients to get rid of dialysis. As long as the kidney function improves, the urine output also can be increased. The toxic substances can be eliminated out of body along with urine, and as time goes by, patients will have less dialysis or even stop dialysis.

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