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How to Ease Leg Cramps for Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

How to Ease Leg Cramps for Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease PatientsLeg cramps, or muscle cramps, are one common complaint of patients with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. This symptom can reveal some underlying disorders, and patients’ life quality can be improved a lot once this problem is alleviated. Then, how to ease leg cramps for patients with Stage 3 CKD?

First of all, we should make clear the causes of leg cramps for kidney patients.

Kidneys have several functions: making urine, maintaining electrolyte balance, excreting waste products and toxins, regulating blood pressure, and so on. In stage 3 kidney disease, about half of kidney function has been lost, so kidneys can’t be able to play their function as perfectly as healthy kidneys. Then, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, waste products and toxins damaging to nerve and poor blood circulation occurs easily to result in leg cramps.

How to alleviate leg cramps for patients with Stage 3 CKD?

According to the causes, the following methods can help ease leg cramps effectively.

1. Massage: This is one of seven Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies. Massage can help improve blood circulation in legs and prompt kidneys to filter more fluid, waste products and toxins from the body.

2. Do gentle exercise regularly: Regular exercise is good to control patients’ high blood pressure and boost blood flow all over the body. For example, walking for half of hour three times one week can ease leg cramps effectively.

3. Hot Compress Therapy: It is one external application, so it won’t cause side effects. Hot Compress Therapy is used to improve kidney condition and increase GFR. Once kidney condition is improved, leg cramps can be alleviated spontaneously.

Besides, a hot shower, wearing comfortable shoes and many other methods can also help ease leg cramps for patients with stage 3 kidney disease. To learn more about these treatments, you can consult the doctor online directly.

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