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    What Causes Muscle Cramp in Stage 4 CKD

    What Causes Muscle Cramp in Stage 4 CKDMuscle cramp can be common in some of the patients with stage 4 CKD. Usually, it can manifest with a strong, painful contraction or tightening of a muscle that comes on suddenly and lasts from a few seconds to several minutes. Why? What are causes of this symptom? Now, read this article or talk to our free online doctor to get the answer.

    Generally, in stage 4 CKD, the kidney function can be severely damaged and the kidneys will fail to work as normal. As a result, a lot of clinical symptoms will happen. And generally, the main cause of muscle cramp in this stage are as follows.

    Inadequate blood supply

    Hematuria, also called blood in urine, can be very common in this stage. And it refers to the appearance of red blood cells in urine. In most cases, this is caused by the decrease of kidney filtration function. As a result, the supply of blood will be limited and the whole body will be in a condition of ischemia. And finally the poor blood circulation will contribute to muscle cramp.

    Mineral depletion

    In stage 4 CKD, metabolic disorder of active vitamin D, which is vital for the absorption of calcium in body, can be common. Therefore, hypocalcemia will be easy to happen and manifest with muscle twitching. Besides, too little potassium, calcium or magnesium in the daily diet can also contribute to muscle cramps.

    Nerve compression

    Kidney disease can lead to damage to many body systems. If the nerve system is affected, muscle cramp will be easy to happen.

    The above are main causes of muscle cramp in stage 4 CKD. If you suffer from it, you’d better go to the hospital and treat it as soon as possible. Have any question? Please email ckdstage@hotmail.com or leave a message below.



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