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What Causes Numbness Pain in Legs and Forearms for FSGS Patients

What Causes Numbness Pain in Legs and Forearms for FSGS PatientsMany FSGS patients suffer from numbness pain in legs and forearms. Do you know what causes such body malaise? If not, go on reading to find the answer. You can also acquire the answer directly from online doctor for free.

-Electrolyte imbalance

A well-balanced mix of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium support the healthy muscle function. When kidneys are scarred by FSGS, they can not regulate the electrolytes in the blood, leading to electrolyte imbalance. It is a contributor to numbness pain in legs and forearms.


Anemia is a common complication of kidney disease. Because as long as your kidneys are damaged, they can not produce enough erythropoietin to make red blood cells, causing anemia. Besides, the accumulated waste products also decrease the amount of red blood cells, worsening anemia. When your legs or forearms can not get enough blood, you may feel numbness pain.


If your FSGS is associated with diabetes, it is also likely for you to have numbness pain in legs and forearms, because uncontrolled high blood sugar levels will result in damage to the nerves.


If you can not halt FSGS progression as early as possible, more and more waste products build up in the blood, leading to uremia eventually. In this stage, all body systems can be affected so that you may have numbness pain.

-Vitamin B12 deficiency

Diet restriction helps FSGS patients protect the remaining kidney function, but sometimes patients can not consume enough balanced nutrients from the restricted diet. Vitamin B12 deficiency may give rise to numbness pain.

-Side effects of some drugs

In order to have a good control of FSGS, doctors may prescribe various medications, such as hypertensive drugs, diuretics, steroids, immunosuppressants, etc. Almost all medicines have side effects. It may be certain drugs that causes your pain.

What causes numbness pain in legs and forearms for FSGS patients? The above is a general introduction. If you want to get rid of such pain, please leave a message below. Our doctor will reply you after analyzing your case.

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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