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Muscle Weakness In Dialysis Patients

Muscle Weakness In Dialysis PatientsFor patients with dialysis, if they have muscle weakness, it is very common, and muscle weakness is a common symptom of patients with dialysis. Here we will explain how doe it happen and how to treat muscle weakness effectively.

Causes of muscle weakness in dialysis.

There are five leading factors which result in muscle weakness in dialysis.

1. Malnutrition

As proteinuria is very serious in dialysis and they need to pay attention to diet in daily life, they can have malnutrition or weight loss. In this way, muscle weakness can be caused at last.

2. Anemia

As red blood cells can leak out from body through urine, anemia can be caused in the long term.

In this way, anemia can lead to muscle weakness.

3. Hyperkalemia

For patients with dialysis, they are very prone to high potassium level, leading to hyperkalemia. And according to research, muscle cramps are very closely associated with hyperkalemia. Thus, this is one of causes of muscle cramps in dialysis.

4. Calcium

As kidney function is almost lost, phosphorus can deposit much in body, making calcium in bones get out to maintain the balance of phosphorus and calcium in blood. In this way, bones are in lack of calcium, causing bone problems. In this case, muscle weakness can be resulted in.

5. Exercise

Due to fatigue and disease, patients with dialysis always have very less exercise in daily life. In this way, muscle can become weak. Taking regular exercise can do good to patients with dialysis a lot by enhancing immune system and lower blood pressure.

Then how to treat it very well?

Chinese medicines can recover kidney function, alleviating the above symptoms which can cause muscle cramps in dialysis. Thus, muscle cramps can be treated fundamentally.

Besides, many side effects can be caused by dialysis, like low blood pressure and sleeping problems. More information or treatment, you can consult us freely.

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