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Remedies for Muscle Cramp In Dialysis

Remedies for Muscle Cramp In DialysisWhat are the remedies for muscle cramp in dialysis? Muscle cramp is a very common complication of dialysis, which attacks about 1/3 to 2/3 patients. It occurs easily in lower extremities, but can also involve arms, hands and abdominal muscles. Muscle cramp is always associated with severe pain, which is unbearable in some cases. Here, we will introduce some remedies for that and if you have any further questions about it, please email us: chinakidneytherapy@gmail.com or leave us message below directly.

There are so many factors that can contribute to muscle cramp in dialysis, and the most common one include a decrease in body fluid volume, abnormally low blood pressure, changes in electrolyte-water balance, low levels of sodium, inadequate oxygen, low magnesium, carnitine deficiency and so on.

Well, what are the remedies for muscle cramp in dialysis? Following measures are helpful in alleviating muscle cramp after dialysis:

1. Massage

Massage is helpful in reviving discomforts brought by muscle cramp and also, compared with any medicines, it has no side effects.

2. Carnitine pills

If your muscle cramp in dialysis is due to carnitine deficiency, you can take some carnitine pills, which can help to prevent carmps. Additional, before taking this medicine, please remember to measure your carnitine level in blood firstly.

3. Fluid intake

If you still pass urine well, you can drink some water to alleviate your muscle cramp, as it can help correct the mineral balance. In addition, remember to limit fluid intake.

4. Vitamin E supplement

In one study of 29 patients, vitamin E prevented cramps as well as quinine, but there is some recent evidence showing that vitamin E may increase the chances of heart failure. Therefore, if you have heart problem, this may not be a good option for you.

Muscle cramp is just one of the complications of dialysis. Besides it, there are many others like headache, low blood pressure, fatigue and so on. As long as we take dialysis, we run risk for these problems and the only way to avid all of them completely is stop dialysis by restoring our kidney function. So far only Chinese medicine treatments like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, and Blood Pollution Therapy can be applied to repair damaged kidney structure and restore kidney function. If above introduced remedies are not helpful for your muscle cramp in dialysis, you can consult our online doctor if there is chance for you to stop dialysis and thus avoidthese complications with these Chinese treatments.

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