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Leg Cramp in Minimal Change Disease

Time:  2014-03-14 06:22

Leg Cramp in Minimal Change DiseaseLeg cramp is a common symptom in most kidney diseases, including minimal change disease. Minimal change disease is a common complication among children, but it also can occur in adults. Now, let’s talk about leg cramp in minimal change disease together. You can also talk to online doctor directly.

Causes of leg cramp in minimal change disease

For minimal change disease, three conditions may be the underlying causes of this discomfort.

1. Low calcium level

The excess phosphorus build up in the blood or less vitamin D in the body will take more calcium away from the foods from what we eat. You can not take in enough calcium, this will cause low calcium level. Usually manifested as leg cramp with low calcium level.

2. Poor blood flow in hands and legs

Kidneys have a close link with blood circulation. Blood circulation supplements enough blood and oxygen to kidneys, while kidneys are responsible for cleansing blood. With minimal change disease, kidneys can’t do its work normally, so less blood flow to kidneys and some other organs. This is another reason for leg cramp.

3. Side effects of medications

To prevent further kidney damage, steroids and immunosuppressants are often used to control this condition. While these two medicines have side effects, leg cramp is just one of them.

How to manage leg cramp in minimal change disease

The management for leg cramp should based on the different causes.

1. Eat more high level calcium foods, such as dairy products and some calcium tablets.

2. Get more sunshine. Sunshine can improve blood circulation and be beneficial to the vitamin D absorb.

3. Medicated bath. To avoid the side effects of medications, change the way you take medicines. Medicated bath is a wise method to manage leg cramp with minimal change disease.

Leg cramp in minimal change disease must be noticed in daily life if you have. Many diseases are caused by kidney disease, so pay attention to your health. Observe health of yourself and get away from illness. We are here to company with you all the time. Any question? Email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com. Our kidney experts will reply you as soon as possible.

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