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Stage 5 Kidney Failure: What Causes Hand Tremors

Stage 5 Kidney Failure: What Causes Hand TremorsAs Stage 5 Kidney Failure progresses, some patients may experience hand tremors, a condition in which the hands involuntary shaking. What could be the causes of this problem? Chat with our online doctor if you would like to get personalized advice!

Causes of hand tremors in Stage 5 Kidney Failure

* Uremic encephalopathy

It is a consequence of kidney failure and is caused by build up of toxins. This is a metabolic cause of tremors.

* Low blood sugar

For people with Diabetes and Stage 5 Kidney Failure, tremors can be a symptom of hypoglycemia, which occurs due to excessive insulin in the body. It can result from severe infection, taking too much insulin or other diabetic medication, skipping meals, etc.

* Low potassium (hypokalemia)

The average potassium level in the body should be between 3.7 to 5.2 mEq/L. If one's potassium levels are too low, he may begin to experience muscle spasms and tremors – especially in the hands.

Apart from the above reasons, other causes of hand tremors in Stage 5 Kidney Failure also include excess caffeine or alcohol consumption, stroke, side effects of certain medication, anxiety, stress and fatigue, etc.

Treatment for hand tremors completely depends on the cause. People with Stage 5 Kidney Failure and tremors of hands are recommended to consult their respective doctor and find out the actual cause of this problem. If you would like to get more information and advice, please leave a message in the below. Thanks for your time!

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