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Dialysis is often used for patients whose kidney disease have already developed into kidney failure. While dialysis will bring a lot of side-effects, such as nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, itchy skin, etc. Many patients who are on dialysis are troubled by muscle cramps, which is also a side-effect of dialysis. So what are the causes of muscle cramps and how to prevent muscle cramps during dialysis?
What are the causes of muscle cramps during dialysis?
The common cause of muscle cramps is blood calcium disorder. Calcium is an important electrolyte in our body. Kidney is the main organ to regulate the level of calcium in the blood. Patients on dialysis is attacked by severe kidney damage. The kidney function in keeping electrolyte balance is reduced. So there will be electrolyte disorder. When the calcium level is reduced, muscle cramps occur more easily.
The are more toxins in the blood due to severe reduction of kidney function. The buildup of toxins will lead to peripheral neuropathy, which will trigger muscle cramps. For more detailed information about the causes of muscle cramps, you can consult “Muscle Cramps with Kidney Failure”.
How to prevent muscle cramps during dialysis?
Moderate exercise. It is helpful to do moderate exercise before dialysis to help relieve the uncomfortable feeling of muscle cramps.
Massage. Massage is a traditional Chinese medication. It can help relax your muscles and the tense nerves.
Medicated bath. Medicated bath has an obvious effect on improving the immunity and regulating the disordered immune system. Thus the electrolyte disorder can be corrected and the calcium in the blood will be normal.
To prevent muscle cramps, the root method is to improve the kidney function, thus to get rid of the dialysis. If you want to know more about how to improve kidney function, you can contact the online doctor or leave a message below, the kidney expert will give you more information for free.