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Is Restless Leg Syndrome Related to FSGS

Is Restless Leg Syndrome Related to FSGSRestless leg syndrome is very painful when it occurs and it becomes more serious in the evening and at night. For some people, restless leg syndrome may cause severe nightly sleep disruption so as to impair the quality of life. Is restless leg syndrome related to FSGS?

How does FSGS cause restless leg syndrome?

-Accumulated waste

With the development of FSGS, kidney function impairs so that there may be too much waste building up in the blood. These waste may damage the nerve so as to cause restless leg syndrome.


Anemia is a common complication of kidney disease, because FSGS can affect the kidneys to secrete erythropoetin. Iron deficiency or lack of erythropoietin could be a cause of restless leg syndrome.

-Low levels of parathyroid hormone

FSGS patients are at risk for bone disease, because their damaged kidneys can not activate vitamin D to stimulate body absorb calcium. Besides, phosphorus often builds up in the blood so as to cause calcium deficiency. These may lead to low levels of parathyroid hormone and restless leg syndrome.

Restless leg syndrome may be associated with the medications you take.

How to treat restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome can be treated by EPO, iron supplement, altering PTH treatment, changing certain medications, etc.

Besides, in order to ease the pain, you can do some massage, warm baths, warm/cool compresses, exercises, etc. If it is very painful, muscle relaxants and sleeping aids may be helpful, but you should take them under the instruction of your doctor.

All in all, kidney function impairment is the basic cause of restless leg syndrome. Only when your kidney function improves can you get rid of all these symptoms. There are many treatments to help you repair the damaged kidneys, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and TCM therapies. For more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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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