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Polycystic Kidney Disease And Leg Pain

Polycystic Kidney Disease And Leg Pain Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disease, and the cysts in patient’s kidney will progress gradually, which can cause lots of symptoms inpatient’s body.

Some patients with PKD may have pain in their legs, and this problem may cause them to have problem in their sleeping. In fact, leg pain in PKD can be caused by many reasons.

1.Restless leg syndrome:

This is a common condition in patient with kidney disease, and this can also appear in patient with PKD.

Restless leg syndrome can be caused by many factors, and it often appears in the late stage of kidney disease. This problem can cause patient to have the sense of avulsion, peristalsis, tingling, pain, burning, etc, in his legs, which can compel patient to walk to relieve his condition.

2. Muscle cramp:

Muscle cramp is also a common symptom in patient with PKD, and it is mainly caused by the shortage of calcium in patient’s blood.

Kidney has the function of regulating the balance of electrolytes in patient’s body, so when patient’s kidney function is damaged by PKD, this function of kidney will also be damaged. Because phosphorus and calcium compete for absorption, and it is more likely for patient is to have hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia.

Besides, vitamin D plays an important role in the absorption of calcium, and its shortage is also a major cause of hypocalcemia, which can be caused by diet restriction, the metabolic disorder of activated vitamin D, etc.

3. Renal osteopathy:

When patient is in the late stage of PKD, their internal disorder can cause them to have renal osteopathy. While this problem can cause patient to have symptoms like bone pain, fracture, etc. And when bone pain appears in patient’s leg, that will also cause patient to have leg pain.

These above are the probable reasons of leg pain, and the treatment should be taken based on its causes. In the end, if you need any help in dealing with PKD, you can just leave us a message, and we will do our best to help you.

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