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Does IgA Nephropathy or Steroid Cause Spasm

Question: I experience palm spasm (twitching) or leg/arms spasm while taking steroids. Is it because of the IgA Nephropathy or the steroids?

Does IgA Nephropathy or Steroid Cause SpasmAnswer: IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease) is the most common form of glomerulonephritis which damages glomeruli, leading to blood urine, protein urine, swelling, high blood pressure, etc. Spasm is also a common complaint of IgA Nephropathy.

IgA Nephropathy can cause spasm.

With IgA Nephropathy, waste products build up in the blood gradually. When toxin concentration is high in the blood, it will affect all systems of your body so as to lead to spasm. Besides, your damaged kidneys can not regulate electrolytes in the blood. Calcium and magnesium deficiency can also cause spasm.

Spasm can also be caused by steroids.

In order to stabilize IgA Nephropathy, steroids are often used to block kidney inflammation and decrease the permeability of capillaries so as to reduce protein leakage. Long-term use of steroids can cause many side effects including body cramps. This is fact that steroids can affect many systems of our body. Besides, steroids can cause increased appetite, weight gain, headache, mood changes, etc.

From what you said, it is difficult to judge what causes your spasm. It you want to know the accurate answer, please send your medical test report to igacure@gmail.com. After analyzing your case, we will reply you.

When you have spasm in palm or legs or arms, you can massage the area. You can also take a warm shower if the cramps is still there after 5 or more minutes. In the daily, you can exercise the muscles regularly by walking, biking or doing yoga to prevent spasm. Do not take painkillers without the instruction of doctor without the instruction of doctor. The better way is to use some natural treatment to replace steroid treatment to stabilize IgA Nephropathy and restore kidney function.

With the development of IgA Nephropathy and the use of steroids, more and more complications appear besides spasm. Therefore, it is necessary for you to take treatment as early as possible.

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