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IgA Nephropathy: Weak Legs after Long Time on Dialysis

IgA Nephropathy: Weak Legs after Long Time on DialysisFor people with IgA Nephropathy, if their kidney damage continuously get worse, Chronic Kidney Failure may set in. In these cases, Dialysis is necessary. Among patients on dialysis, many of them experience weak legs after long time treatment. Why? Read on to find the specific cause in your case.

* Anemia.

Anemia is a very commonly seen disorder among individuals on dialysis. Weakness of legs can be one symptom of this problem. Besides, other symptoms may also occur including fatigue, tiredness, and pale skin. Both symptoms and measuring the blood counts can help diagnose anemia.

* Dialysis related bone disease - renal osteodystrophy.

Due to abnormal bone caused by kidney disease, patients may have weakness of the muscles that causes hardly walk or difficulty with stairs. This disorder is followed by laboratory analysis that is drawn while patients are on dialysis. Both diet and medicines are helpful to relieve this problem.

* High potassium level in the blood.

The symptoms of high potassium are muscle weakness and manifest frequently as too weak to get out of bed or too weak to stand up from a seated position. Potassium is essential in the nerve function and the conduction of the heart. Elevated blood potassium levels can cause the heart to beat abnormally, and even stop the heart from beating. Please consult your doctor or our online experts for a more detailed solution.

The above content gives common reasons for weak legs after long time on dialysis. After confirming the causes, corresponding measures can be taken to solve the disorder. We are always here to help you. Please consult us online or leave a message below if you still need any advice. Best regards!

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