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What Causes Cramps in Nephrotic Syndrome

What Causes Cramps in Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome patients often complain about cramps. Cramp is very painful. If it occurs at night, it may affect your sleeping quality. What causes cramps in Nephrotic Syndrome? Now let’s have a quick look.


As we all know, Nephrotic Syndrome patients almost have edema. If edema is very severe, diuretics are prescribed to flush out the water from your body. With urine output, a lot of electrolytes are brought away, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. When there is too little potassium, calcium or magnesium in the blood, muscle cramps occur.

Side effects of steroids

Steroids such as prednisone are widely used to suppress immune response in the kidneys so as to protect your kidneys from being damaged further and reduce protein leakage. But this kind of medicine has many side effects. Muscle cramps is one of them.

Other factors

There are many other factors that can cause electrolytes disorder. For example, because of the restricted diet, people can not acquire inadequate calcium or magnesium in the diet. And the declined kidney function can not activate vitamin D so as to affect calcium absorption. Besides, the impaired kidney function also affects the function of parathyroid glands so as to cause low calcium.

How to ease cramps in Nephrotic Syndrome?

When cramps occur, the following tips can help you ease the pain.

-Massage the muscle.

-Hot compress or cold compress to relax the muscle.

-If your muscle cramps are very painful, you can use some painkillers, but some of them have renal toxicity, so you had better take them under the instruction of your doctor.

The fundamental way is to bring Nephrotic Syndrome under control as soon as possible. Because western medicine has many side effects, you had better choose some natural therapies, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, foot bath and Mai Kang. They can repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function so as to help you live a normal life.

If you suffer from cramps frequently, you should talk with your doctor and find its causes to solve it. For more information about Nephrotic Syndrome Symptoms, please leave a message below or contact online doctor directly.

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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