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Stage 4 Kidney Disease: How to Get Rid of Muscle Cramps on Dialysis

2014-01-13 18:10| Font Size A A A

Stage 4 Kidney Disease: How to Get Rid of Muscle Cramps on DialysisMany dialysis patients in stage 4 kidney disease are complaining that they are suffering from muscle cramps. Why would this happen? How to get rid of muscle cramps on dialysis?

How does muscle cramps happen on dialysis?

-Low serum calcium level. In stage 4 kidney disease, the kidneys are not able to well keep electrolyte balance. Low-calcium level will lead to muscle cramps.

-Low blood pressure. It happens when a large amount fluids are removed at once on dialysis. Low blood pressure will result in muscle cramps.

-Low sodium dialysate. It will cause the decline of serum sodium, which will lead to vasoconstriction and ischemia of muscles. As a consequence, muscle cramps happens.

How to get rid of muscle cramps?

-To replenish calcium. You are suggested to eat foods that are rich in calcium. You can ask the online doctor for what kind of foods are suggested.

-To prevent low blood pressure on dialysis. You should limit the water intake during dialysis intervals.

-Well control the dialysis. Increasing the sodium concentration in dialyzate at least 1-2 hours of dialysis treatment.

-To improve kidney function. The best treatment for muscle cramps is to improve kidney function. Among all the treatments, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is the most effective one. This therapy is different from the traditional Chinese medicine. It has made some breakthroughs. It adds an osmosis device, which aims at permeating the herbs into kidney lesions.

The herbs will repair the damaged kidney cells by dilating blood vessels, fighting against inflammation, degrading extracellular matrix and providing nutritions to kidney lesions. If you are interested in this therapy, you can send an email to for further information.

In addition, this therapy can help you get rid of dialysis gradually. You can live normal and better! If you want to know more treatments for stage 4 kidney disease, you can leave a message below!

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