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    Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome in Stage 4 CKD

    2014-03-03 10:49| Font Size A A A

    Restless Leg Syndrome,Stage 4 CKDRestless leg syndrome refers to the medical condition in which extreme discomfort in the legs will happen during sleep or relax. It is a common symptoms of stage 4 CKD patients. Do you know the causes of this disorder? Now, follow us to find an answer.

    In Stage 4 CKD, patients’ GFR can decrease to 16-29ml/min. Thus excessive fluid, wastes and toxins will build up in body and cause damage to many body systems. Restless leg syndrome are easy to happen especially in elder patients. And the main causes of this disorder are as follows.


    Diabetes is one of the main causes of kidney CKD. And also it is the main factor of many complications. Long-term diabetes can affect small blood vessels and nerves. When there are not enough blood supply or the nerve system is damaged, restless leg syndrome will happen.

    Lack of EPO and iron

    When you are diagnosed with stage 4 CKD, your physician will recommend you form a limited diet. Over time, malnutrition may be likely to happen such as lack of iron. Besides, with the damage of kidney function, the EPO(Erythropoietin) production will be reduced. As a result, bone marrow will fail to produce enough red blood cells and lead to anemia which can contribute to bone disease.

    Electrolyte imbalance

    Patients with stage 4 CKD can suffer from a electrolyte imbalance. For example, high phosphorus and low calcium level can lead to shortness of vitamin D. Thus it can promote the happening of restless leg syndrome.

    Therefore, patients should take measures to improve their kidney function and restrain the progression of kidney disease. Here, we recommended Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Full Bath Therapy to you to cope with this symptom and improve kidney function. And you can consult our toll-free online doctor for detailed introduction about these therapies. If you still have any question about stage 4 CKD, please leave a message below.

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