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    Muscle Cramp And Itching Skin in Patients with Stage 4 CKD

    2014-05-14 08:35| Font Size A A A

    Muscle Cramp And Itching Skin in Patients with Stage 4 CKDStage 4 CKD is a advanced stage, which means patient’s kidney function is damaged severely. As we know, kidney is the filter of our body, which is in charge of regulating our body’s metabolic balances by filtrating out the metabolic wastes and excess fluid from our body. As a result, when patient’s kidney function is damaged severely by stage 4 CKD, many health problems can appear at this point.

    For patients with stage 4 CKD, muscle cramp and itching skin are very common, which are the results of kidney damage. These health problems can also cause affect patient’s life quality obviously. For example, these problems often cause patients to have sleeping problems.

    Why patients with stage 4 CKD have muscle cramp?

    A major cause of muscle cramp is hypokalemia, which is a common complication of kidney damage. Potassium plays an important role in our muscle and nerve system, and it is common for patients to have muscle cramp when patients have its metabolic disorder.

    Besides, muscle cramp can also be caused by hypocalcemia, which is also a common complication of CKD. Hypocalcemia can promote the irritability of patient’s muscle system, which can cause muscle cramp if it is severe.

    Why patients with stage 4 CKD have itching skin?

    In fact, itching can also be caused by many factors in patients with chronic kidney disease, and that is why it is so common.

    Patients with stage 4 CKD have low kidney function, which can cause patients to have the accumulation of metabolic wastes in their body. The accumulation of metabolic wastes in patient’s body is a major cause of itching skin, especially the accumulation of urea. Besides, patients can have the metabolic disorders of electrolytes in their body, and when patients have hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia, that can also cause patients to have itching skin.

    These above are about why patients with stage 4 CKD often have muscle cramp and itching skin, which can help patients have a better understanding about their problems. It is necessary for patients to do what they can to improve their condition. If you have any trouble in dealing with your condition, you can leave us a message about your details and problem. We will do what we can to help you.


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