Restless Leg Syndrome and Kidney Failure: Causes and Treatment

2014-02-07 16:01

Restless Leg Syndrome and Kidney Failure: Causes and TreatmentMany kidney failure patients complain about restless leg syndrome, which becomes worse in the evening and less severe in the morning. As a result, it may affect sleep quality and life quality. What causes restless leg syndrome for kidney failure patients? How to treat restless leg syndrome? Go on reading, you can find the answer.

Causes of restless leg syndrome for people with kidney failure

-Anemia could be a cause of restless leg syndrome. Healthy kidneys produce erythropoietin, as the kidneys are damaged, they make little or no erythropoietin, which affect the generation of red blood cells. And wastes and toxins build up in the blood due to kidney impairment, which shortens the lifespan of red blood cells. As we all know, red blood cells are responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrition to all the part of the body. Lack of oxygen in the leg will lead to restless leg syndrome.

-If your kidney failure is caused by diabetes. It may be also another reason for restless leg syndrome. Because high sugar level damages the nerve.

Other factors, including side effects, alcohol use and insomnia may trigger such symptoms.

Treatment of restless leg syndrome for people with kidney failure

If restless leg syndrome is caused by anemia, EPO and iron supplements are helpful. Besides, massage, warm baths and regular exercise can also make you feel better and help you get a better night’s sleep. If your restless leg syndrome is very severe, muscle relaxants and sleeping aids may be prescribed.

Kidney failure does not only cause restless leg syndrome, but also other symptoms. Therefore, treating kidney failure is the fundamental way. Polluted Blood Therapy has been favored by many patients, which treats kidney disease from cleansing the polluted blood. After a period of treatment, your kidney function will be improved and then the corresponding symptoms gradually disappear. If you have any other questions, please leave a message or talk with us online directly. We are very glad to help you.

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