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Treatment of Leg Cramps Following Dialysis

2016-02-08 07:16

Treatment of Leg Cramps Following DialysisLeg cramps is one of the common adverse effect of dialysis. About 10%-15% of kidney failure patients suffer from it during dialysis or after dialysis. If you are also a sufferer of such a problem, go on reading to find out the treatment of leg cramps following dialysis.

-To control dry weight strictly

The most common cause of leg cramps for dialysis patients is rapid fluid loss from body. If you do not pay attention to restrict fluid intake in the daily, it is likely for you to have a lot of water to build up in the body. When you do dialysis, those fluid may quickly be taken away, which can cause decreased blood volume and reduced blood pressure so as to make your muscles contract, leading to leg cramps. In such case, you should limit water intake in the daily. When you have severe leg cramp during dialysis, you can have intravenous drip saline or slow down the pace of dialysis or massage the legs to relieve the cramps. If these measures do not take effect, you can use high concentration of glucose or salt water to restore the blood volume.

-To adjust dialysate

If you use low sodium dialysate to do dialysis, it is likely for sodium in your body to go into the dialysate so as to lower blood sodium level. This is also a cause of muscle cramp. In so, you can use dialysate not less than 135mEq/L to do dialysis. If desired, increase sodium concentration in dialysate to 145.

Though the above treatment can help you solve the leg cramps following dialysis, it can not help you get rid of other side effects of dialysis. If you have had enough dialysis and do not want to end your remaining life on dialysis, you can tryBlood Pollution Therapy, which is one of the characteristic treatment of our Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. It is to treat kidney failure from the polluted blood and then restore your kidney function gradually to help you reduce dialysis frequency or even get rid of it. In our hospital, many kidney failure patients have benefited a lot from it. For more information on such a treatment, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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