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Constant Muscle Cramps for Children with Nephrotic Syndrome

Constant Muscle Cramps for Children with Nephrotic SyndromeConstant muscle cramps especially in legs are common symptom for children with Nephrotic Syndrome. This problem is thought to be associated with several disorders related to kidney problem. Finding out these causes can guide patients to take correct management.

Causes of muscle cramps in Nephrotic Syndrome

Generally, three conditions can trigger muscle and leg cramps for patients with Nephrotic Syndrome. They are:

- Imbalance in fluid and electrolytes. As we all know, maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance is one important kidney function. For patients with Nephrotic Syndrome, their kidney filtering structure is damaged, so fluid and electrolyte balance is disturbed easily and this can induce constant cramps.

- Nerve damage and blood flow problems. With the loss of kidney function, various harmful substances will build up in the body. These substances may cause damage to nerve and affect blood flow, resulting in muscle and leg cramps.

- Side effect of steroids. To alleviate proteinuria and manage Nephrotic Syndrome, most patients with Nephrotic Syndrome need to take steroids like prednisone. However, these medications may cause a series of side effects including cramps.

Treatments for constant muscle cramps

To ease this problem, patients can take action from two aspects: home remedies and medical therapies.

Home remedies: Some methods are easy to handle and can be done conveniently. For example, stretch the muscle, take a hot bath, wear warm clothes, massage, take medicated bath and foot bath, etc. These can alleviate Nephrotic Syndrome patients’ muscle cramps easily. If the patient is quite young, parents can help do them for their child.

Medical therapy: The therapy should be able to treat Nephrotic Syndrome from the root. For children with this disease, we would like to recommend treatment which has fewer side effects to guarantee patients to grow healthily. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Immunotherapy can just meet this requirement. Until now, many patients have got recovery from their kidney problem with the help of these two therapies.

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