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Are Bath Salts Safe for People with IgA Nephropathy

Question: I have really tight muscles and my massage therapists suggests I try bath salts to loosen up my muscles. Are they safe for people with IgA Nephropathy?

Are Bath Salts Safe for People with IgA NephropathyAnswer: With IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease), you may have a lot of body malaise. Tight muscles is one of them. It is not only frustrating and painful, but can also limit movement. Therefore, importance should be attached to alleviate tight muscles.

To have a bath in epsom salts and baking soda sometimes really help you relax and detox. But using too much bath salts can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. For example, it can cause headache, heart palpitations, nausea, cold finger, involuntary muscle movement, rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure, etc. Therefore, you had better not use them without medical advice.

How does IgA Nephropathy cause tight muscles?

To solve muscle problems, we should find out their causes and then suit the remedy to the case. As we all know, kidney has many functions. Besides blood purification, it is responsible for regulating electrolytes in the blood. When your kidneys are damaged due to IgA Nephropathy, electrolyte disorder occurs, such as low blood calcium or magnesium and low potassium. And then it is likely for you to suffer from tight muscles. Besides, your tight muscles may be associated with the use of certain medications, such as steroids and immunosuppressants.

How to alleviate tight muscles for IgA Nephropathy patients?

If it is caused by electrolyte disorder, you should regulate the electrolytes in the blood. If it is caused by the medications you take, you should change this kind of medicines into other types under the instruction of your doctors.

There are also some other ways to help you alleviate tight muscles. For example, medicated foot bath, medicated full bath and steam therapy. They can improve blood circulation so as to help you relax. Acupuncture and Moxibustion can also help you relive tight muscles. The fundamental way is to repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. Immunotherapy is a good choice for you, because it can eliminate IgA immune complexes from the blood and kidneys to eliminate kidney inflammation. It can also strengthen your immune system to reduce the production of immune complexes. Besides, it can set up a good blood environment for kidney self-healing. After a period of treatment, its associated symptoms such as tight muscles can be brought under control.

Are bath salts safe for people with IgA Nephropathy? It is difficult to answer the question before I see your medial test report. If you would like an accurate answer, please send the medical test report to igacure@gmail.com. After analyzing your case, we will reply you.

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