Why Does Nephrotic Syndrome Cause Leg and Hand Cramping

Nephrotic syndrome is a disease which becomes more and more common in modern life. Various diseases can cause nephrotic syndrome, and nephrotic syndrome can cause various symptoms, too. One of the symptoms is leg and hand cramping. Then, why does nephrotic syndrome cause leg and hand cramping? Let’s discuss it below.

Reasons for leg and hand cramping with nephrotic syndrome

1 Hyperkalemia

Nephrotic syndrome can disturb the balance of electrolyte in the body, which causes hyperkalemia. In this situation, the patients’ muscle becomes hysterical, so leg and hand cramping occurs.

2 Side effects of steroids and immunosuppressants

Nephrotic syndrome patients may take steroids and immunosuppressants to cope with the kidney disease. However, both steroids and immunosuppressants have severe side effects that are another reason causing leg and hand cramping.

3 Calcium deficiency

Massive proteinuria is a common symptom of nephrotic syndrome. Calcium can combine with albumin in the proteinuria easily, which results calcium deficiency. And calcium deficiency can cause leg and hand cramping.

4 Disturbance of blood circulation

Leg and hand cramping may be cause by disturbance of blood circulation. 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 nephrotic syndrome, kidney can’t do its work normally, so less blood flow to kidneys and some other organs. This is another reason for cramps.

Treatments for leg and hand cramping with nephrotic syndrome

From the above, we know that kidney treatment is the key to relive leg and hand cramping. In China, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital has many natural therapies, such as: Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicine Bath and Pedicure, etc.

If you can come to China and want to accept the natural therapies, you can leave a message below or send e-mails to kidneyfight@hotmail.com.


Previous: How to Ease Anemia in Nephrotic Syndrome

Next: Nephrotic Syndrome Patients with High Creatinine Level Should Not Take Dialysis

Leave a question or comment and we will try to attend to you shortly. Free medical answers from Professionals!