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How Does Nephrotic Syndrome Cause Muscle Cramps

How Does Nephrotic Syndrome Cause Muscle CrampsMuscle cramps is a common complaint of Nephrotic Syndrome patients. How does Nephrotic Syndrome cause muscle cramps? Muscle cramp is in fact associated with the declined kidney function. For further more information, please go on reading.

Causes of muscle cramps for Nephrotic Syndrome patients

-Low levels of calcium and potassium

Both the two minerals contribute to healthy muscle function. When your kidney function impairs, they can not activate vitamin D so as to stimulate the body absorb calcium. Besides, the damaged kidneys can not filter the phosphorus from the blood. High phosphorus level can cause bones to lose calcium. These two factors contribute to calcium deficiency. This can increase the excitability of leg muscles, leading to cramps.


Because most Nephrotic Syndrome patients have severe edema, diuretics are often needed to remove the excess water from the body. But diuretics may deplete potassium, calcium and magnesium from your blood, leading to muscle cramp.

There may be other factors that can cause muscle cramp, such as acidosis, the accumulate waste and toxins, fast fluid change, etc.

How to treat muscle cramps?

If muscle cramps make you feel very pain, you can massage the sore muscles or apply a hot or cold compress to ease the pain. Besides, you can ask your doctor to prescribe muscle relaxer to help relax your muscles and calm spasms. If your muscle cramps are caused by low calcium or potassium levels, supplements may be recommended.

In the daily, you can also do some exercises to strengthen the muscles and take a vitamin supplement to ensure that your body receives the necessary supplement of nutrients and minerals. Moreover, you can eat foods such as milk, bananas, and orange, etc to supplement the corresponding minerals.

All in all, you should control Nephrotic Syndrome. There are particular therapies and medications in our hospital. If you would like to know our treatment, please contact online doctor or send emails to igacure@gmail.com. We can help you make a personalized treatment plan.

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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