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Why FSGS Patients Have Leg Cramp

Why FSGS Patients Have Leg CrampLeg cramp is seen commonly in FSGS patients, which even makes them difficult to fall sleep all through the night. Besides this symptom also affects patients’ life quality and make them hardly to walk in their daily life. Why FSGS patients have leg cramp? The common reasons as follow:

1. Low blood calcium

It is well known that our kidneys help keep electrolyte balance in our body but for FSGS patients, their kidneys can not excrete the excessive phosphorus from body adequately. High levels of phosphorus in blood can lower the levels of blood calcium. Low levels of calcium can cause increased muscle irritability. This results in leg cramping and patients will always describe this feeling as pins.

2. Side effects of Diuretic

In clinic, diuretics, steroids medicines are the most common treatment for FSGS. However, long-term of diuretics can cause tons of side effects, in which leg cramp often occurs. In this situation, FSGS patients are advised to reduce, if possible to stop diuretics, as these medicines increase the excretion of calcium, wich can make leg cramp worse. In addition, before FSGS patients take these medicines, they should consult their doctors about the right amount, right times and all of the side effects of diuretics.

3. Toxins

If kidneys fail to work properly, there is no doubt that excessive toxins and metabolic wastes which can cause peripheral neuropathy will build up in the doby and as a result, leg cramp occurs as well.

4. Other reasons

Here have some reasons which also lead to leg cramp easily for FSGS patients, such as the levels of potassium, dialysis, diabetes,etc.

After knowing why FSGS patients have leg cramp, it is necessary to find out an effective treatment to repair the injured kidney and improve kidney function n time, only in this way, can his problem be solved from the root cause. If you are looking for a natural therapy, feel free let us know, we will try our best to help you.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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