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Muscle Twitching in Stage 5 CKD with GFR 13

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-11-03 10:31

Muscle Twitching in Stage 5 CKD with GFR 13Chronic Kidney Disease, called CKD, is a progressive loss in renal function over several months or years. As it worsens , patient’s systemic multiple systems and organs will all be effected and damaged badly. Contact ONLINE DOCTOR to get more details about this or other useful information quickly and directly for free.

GFR 13 signifies that CKD patients have developed ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) and will also have a series of discomforts and ill feelings due to the serious renal damage. Muscle twitching is a common symptom in ESRD and the major cause is hypocalcemia (low blood calcium level ). When concentration of calcium in blood is low, irritability of the neuromuscular will be increased and it is easy for patients to suffer from muscle twitching.

There are several causes of hypocalcemia in ESRD. Based on these causes, we can find proper measures to rectify calcium deficiency in the body and prevent and relieve muscle twitching as far as possible.

1. Reduced Vitamin D in body owing to diet restriction, poor appetite, digestive and gastrointestinal disorders.

2. High blood phosphorus levels. Reduced GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) will lead to the increased blood phosphorus and aggravate low blood calcium, worsening cramp.

3. Some diuretics will also lead to or exacerbate this symptom.

4. Worse, in some cases, muscle twitching will not be controlled even though they take calcium supplement. This means that the muscle twitching is not only caused by hypocalcemia, it might be also caused by neurologic disorders in the brain.

In this case, only when renal damages are repaired and renal functions are improved can this symptom will be cured fundamentally.

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