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Will Leg Be Disable If the Patient’s Kidney Is Fail

2015-05-23 10:00| Font Size A A A

Will Leg Be Disable If the Patient’s Kidney Is FailWill leg be disable if the patient’s kidney is fail? One kidney failure patient puts forward the question. Actually, Kidney Failure indeed can cause numerous systems’ disorders and patients also will suffer from more and more complications. As for the leg disable, let’s have a discussion.

Leg disable is a trouble which can severely affect patients’ normal life. To be frank, kidney failure do not cause the condition directly, but some related symptoms will contribute to leading to the leg problems. If you have any questions or doubts, please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor or email to

Leg swelling

Kidney is an important organ which is responsible for removing extra water from the body effectively. When kidneys are damaged, water can not be discharged but instead accumulate in the patients’ body. What more, renal failure often cause proteinuria and low serum albumin which can lower plasma colloid osmotic pressure and cause more fluid being filtered into tissues from the blood vessels, resulting in swelling. Due to gravity, swelling usually appears on patients’ legs and feet.

Muscle cramp

Patients who suffer from renal failure will experience mineral and electrolyte disorders. Muscle cramp will also affect the patient’s leg. In chronic kidney failure, the production of vitamin D3 is decreased which promote absorption by gastrointestinal tract, thus reducing absorption of calcium and resulting in blood calcium. In moderate condition, patients with low calcium will suffer from numbness and paining sensations, while in severe condition, patients will suffer from muscle cramps.

The mentioned above are the main causes which can affect leg health. To relieve the condition, it is important to improve renal function from the root. We do sincerely hope that more and more kidney disease patients can live a healthy life after the effective treatments. So, any questions, please remember to contact us!

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