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Muscle Twitching And Anemia in ESRD: Causes and Treatment

2014-11-09 09:59

Muscle TwitchingESRD (end stage renal disease) is the last stage of chronic kidney disease. Most patients on ESRD have been on dialysis treatment, however, various symptoms and complications still affect the quality of their life. Then what cause muscle twitching and anemia in ESRD and how to treat them effectively?

Causes of muscle twitching and anemia in ESRD

As metabolic wastes build up to higher levels in the blood, damage to muscles and nerves can cause muscle twitching, muscle weakness, cramps and pain.

Also muscle twitching during hemodialysis is common, though the cause is not clear. Sometimes the cramps can be eased by adjusting the hemodialysis prescription. Adjusting fluid and sodium intake between hemodialysis treatment may also help prevent muscle twitching during treatments.

For ESRD patients, failing kidneys reduce production of a hormone called erythropoietin, which stimulates formation of red blood cells. So anemia is a common complication of kidney failure and hemodialysis. Diet restrications, poor absorption of iron, frequent blood tests or removal of iron and vitamins by hemodialysis also can contribute to anemia.

Treatment for muscle twitching and anemia in ESRD

Nowadays the application of Chinese medicine therapies in the clinic helps treat ESRD from the root by repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function, thus improving muscle twitching and anemia and any other symptoms.

Let’s take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy for an example. Compared with traditional Chinese medicine, it is used externally. Two bags filled with processed Chinese herbal medicines are put under the lower back of patients, so they just need to lie on the bed to take it. In order to make active materials of medicines directly to be taken to kidneys, osmosis device helps it permeate into skin and then get to kidneys with blood flow. With the functions of expanding blood vessels, improving blood circulation, removing blood stasis, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, degradation, offering kidneys nutrients and promoting DNA replication of damaged inherent cells, kidney function can be gradually recovered.

Nowadays, more and more foreign ESRD patients are get benefits from Chinese medicine therapies, we hope you could be one of them. If you are also interested in Chinese medicine therapies, you can click Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Videos to learn about those therapies.

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