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Stage 4 CKD:Anemia And Twitching

2013-09-13 09:46

Stage 4 CKD: Anemia And TwitchingIn stage 4 chronic kidney disease(CKD),the kidneys are impaired significantly.As the kidneys play a vital role in body, malfunctioned kidneys can give rise to a myriad of complications. Anemia and twitching commonly occur in stage 4 CKD.

Anemia in stage 4 CKD

Healthy kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO), which can stimulate the bone marrow to produce the proper number of red blood cells needed to carry oxygen organs. However, in stage 4 CKD, the kidneys are impaired significantly so the diseased kidneys can not make enough EPO. As a result, less red blood cells are produced by kidneys. In addition, other causes of anemia in kidney disease include low levels of iron and folic acid in body.As the number of red blood cells reduces, less oxygen will be provide to body tissues and organs, particularly the heart and brain.Without enough oxygen supplement,these organs and systems will not work properly.

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Twitching in stage 4 CKD

Twitching in stage 4 CKD is attributed to a variety of causes. Vitamin D metabolic disturbance is one of causes of twitching in stage 4 CKD. Vitamin D3 can promote the intestinal tract to absorb vitamin D3 from foods. However, in kidney disease, the levels of vitamin D3 decreases. As a result, the calcium in foods can not be absorbed in the intestinal tract, thus giving rise to hypocalcemia.Calcium deficiency can affect the formation of bones, thus leading to twitching.

Uremic brain disease

In stage 4 CKD,the kidneys are impaired significantly,thus resulting in high building-up of uremic toxins in body.If uremic toxins accumulate in brain,it may lead to uremic brain disease. High levels of uremic toxins can affect the nerve system. Damage to nerve system may cause twitching.

The above are the causes of anemia and twitching in stage 4 CKD.As both of them result from reduced renal function,you should have the treatment to treat kidney as a whole. Chat with our online medical professional to get more treatment suggestions.

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