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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Does Kidney Failure Cause Your Hands to Cramp up

2019-06-13 17:46

Does Kidney Failure Cause Your Hands to Cramp upDoes kidney failure cause your hands to cramp up? For many kidney patients, they may have the similar doubt. In this article, let’s have a discussion.

Causes of cramps for kidney failure patients

-Acidosis is corrected.

When patients with renal failure have acidosis, because the PH value in the body is lower than the normal level, the total serum calcium is reduced, but the proportion of free calcium is relatively large, so it will reduce the neuromuscular stress. Therefore, although blood calcium is low, muscle cramp will not occur. But if sodium bicarbonate or sodium lactate is infused to correct acidosis, it will lead to sudden foot or hand cramps. In serious cases, it may cause respiratory and heart arrest.

-Vitamin D deficiency

Due to strict diet restriction, it is likely for you to have certain element deficiency. When you lack vitamin D, it is prone to cramp.


Patients with renal failure usually have low glomerular filtration rate, resulting in reduced phosphorus excretion, while phosphate is trapped in the blood, thus increasing blood phosphorus. However, mild hyperphosphatemia can cause hypocalcemia, in order to maintain the relative constant product of serum calcium and phosphorus.

Treatment for kidney failure patients with cramp

When you find out the cause of cramp, you can take corresponding measures to help relieve it. But the fundamental way is to repair kidney damage and restore renal function. In our hospital, Toxin-Removing Therapy is often used. This treatment can help eliminate waste products and extra fluid from body via urine, sweat and bowel movement. It can also improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so that enough essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients and active ingredients of medicine can be transported into nidus to speed up kidney recovery. Moreover, it can eliminate renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse.

After a short period of treatment, cramp will be relieved.

After a long period of treatment, the disease will be under control, and renal condition will get improved.

Does kidney failure cause your hands to cramp up? Yes, it does. Besides, it may also some other severe symptoms and complications so that you have to live on dialysis. If you do not want to spend your rest life on such a kidney replacement treatment, you had better take treatment as early as possible to repair kidney damage and restore renal function. For more information on renal failure treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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