Some people with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) are complaining of leg cramps. How does it happen? How to deal with leg cramps in polycystic kidney disease?
How does leg cramps attack people with polycystic kidney disease?
Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic kidney disease. It is characterized by numerous cysts growing on kidneys. The cysts are developing and when they grow bigger, they will oppress the surrounding kidney cells, causing inflammation. If the inflammation area spreads, kidney damage will occur. As a consequence, kidney function declines.
Kidneys take charge of many works, such as regulating the balance of electrolyte. The calcium and phosphorus level are closely related with leg cramps. If the phosphorus accumulates in blood, the calcium will be reduced. Low level of calcium is the direct cause of leg cramps.
How to deal with leg cramps in polycystic kidney disease?
-In your daily life, you should pay attention to your diet. Foods that are rich in calcium is suggested. You are suggested to consult your doctor for how much calcium foods your are allowed each day. In addition, high sodium foods and high-protein foods should be limited to prevent further kidney damage.
-To relieve leg cramps completely, only diet is not enough. The underlying causes is the lowered kidney function contributed by enlarged kidney cysts. Therefore, the basic method is to improve kidney function and shrink kidney cysts. How to achieve these two goals at the same time?
Hot Compress Therapy is highly recommended. This therapy is an external application of traditional Chinese herbs. The effective ingredients will be permeated into kidney lesions by an osmosis device. The ingredients can shrink the cysts by permeating the cystic walls and let the fluids flow out. Meanwhile, the herbs can also repair the damaged kidney cells and improve kidney function. Thus the kidney function will back to normal and every disorder will recover gradually. Leg cramps will disappear at last.
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