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Why Does Renal Failure Cause Hiccups

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Why Does Renal Failure Cause HiccupsHiccups are sudden, involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle and it is a common phenomenon in kidney disease. Then, how does renal failure affect hiccups?

Renal failure is associated with hiccups by the following causes.

1. Reduced kidney function

When your kidneys are damaged and can not work normally, injured kidneys lose the ability of keeping balance of electrolytes in your body and also lead to a build up urea (a metabolin of protein) in your body, and it will occur.

2. Stroke

There is an interaction between stroke and hiccups. Furthermore, stroke is also a complication of renal failure. Stroke can induce gastrointestinal tract bleeding caused by stress ulcer. In this case, gastric mucosa is stimulated and diaphragm muscle is involved. As a result,diaphragm muscle spasm causes its occurrence.

3. Side effects of medications

In order to control numerous symptoms of kidney disease, your doctor may prescribe some medications for you. Some medications can cause acid reflux and may also have hiccups as a side effect, such as most benzodiazepines, including diazepam, alprazolam and lorazepam. In addition, steroids may also cause hiccups. You can contact our online doctors for a proper dosage of medications.

4. Bad emotion

For kidney failure patients, they will suffer many discomforts and pain in their life which have a great effect on their emotion. Anxiety and stress induce short or long-term hiccups.

For these reasons, your hiccups will induced by your kidney problems. As long as you have a good understanding of “ why does renal failure cause hiccups”, you can find a proper and effective therapy. Through above analysis, we can get a conclusion: only kidney function returns to normal, can it be eliminated. In order to achieve the goal, Chinese medicine treatments are created and widely used to manage kidney disease, like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Hot Compress Therapy, Acupuncture and so on. They are both safe and effective methods. If you are suffer hiccups and renal failure, you might as well try these therapies. You will get a good recovery after using them. Want an individualized treatment? Please email to and enclose your illness condition.

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