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Why Do My Hands and Feet Cramp After Dialysis

2014-08-05 09:07

Why Do My Hands and Feet Cramp After DialysisDialysis is the common way for kidney failure patients to take over part of their kidney function to remove toxins from the blood. Why do my hands and feet cramp after dialysis? Cramp is a common complication for dialysis patients. We should first find what causes cramp and then suit the remedy to the case.

Causes of hands and feet cramp

-Low blood pressure, resulting from too much fluid being taken away from body quickly.


-Ultrafiltration too fast

-Use of low sodium dialysis solution

-Electrolyte disturbance and acid-base imbalance, such as hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia and hypokalemia.

The above factors are the most common causes of hands and feet cramp.

Treatment for hands and feet cramp

Infusing normal saline 100 ml, hypertonic glucose or mannitol can help ease the pain caused by cramp. Besides, you can massage the areas. In the daily, you can do something to prevent cramp from occurrence again.

-Avoid too much fluid intake between the dialysis session.

-Improve sodium content in the dialysate, but you should pay attention to the change of blood pressure in case of high blood pressure.

-Supplement magnesium, calcium or potassium to correct electrolyte disturbance.

-Do exercise regularly to strengthen the muscles.

Ways to avoid dialysis

Dialysis also has other complications, such as vomiting, headache, back pain, etc. Sometimes patients can not bear them that they would like to give up dialysis. In fact, dialysis is not the only way for kidney failure patients. Blood Pollution Therapy can also work like dialysis. But the difference is that it can clear the blood thoroughly so as to set up a good blood environment for kidney self-healing. Besides, it can supplement the necessary nutrients such as trace elements, vitamins and amino acid to help kidney self-healing. With the improvement of kidney function, you can reduce the dialysis frequency or even avoid dialysis. For more information about our treatment, please leave a message below or send emails to kidneycares@hotmail.com.

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