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2015年11月19日星期四

Muscle Twitches in Dialysis

Muscle twitches are usually considered as an ailment in our daily life, but if it
occurs to the people who are taking dialysis, it might be fatal for those people. As is reported, five percent to twenty percent case will show muscle twitches. So far, the reasons of muscle twitches have been unknown, but many scholars agree on some factors concerning this symptom during dialysis.
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Most patients at the late stages of Kidney Diseases will have high level of sodium in their blood. So the dialysate of low sodium is usually used in dialysis. As for some patients with normal blood sodium or low blood sodium, the dialysate of low sodium will cause muscle twitches during dialysis. Sodium and potassium play an important role in keeping conduction of current in reflex activities. Low sodium may stimulate muscle cramping.Is There Any Chance That the Dialysis Is Not Working
Dialysis is able to regulate metabolic acidosis quickly and timely, so that the decreasing ionized calcium will suscitate muscles and cause muscle twitches.
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Low blood pressure often occurs in people during dialysis. Blood vessels are weak in contracting and heart pumps out less blood, which both reduce the effective blood volume. The relative lake of blood may cause local anoxia which plays an important role in muscle cramping.Management of Sore Ankle in Dialysis Patients
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Sometimes, the speed of ultrafiltration is fast beyond the bearing of patients, which cause dehydration in a sense. In addition, the low dry weight will make more water be removed from the bodies of patients. The sharp decreasing fluid in body will suscitate muscles though osmotic pressure and charge changes.

Muscles twitches usually occur in limbs as well as abdomen or chest, especially legs. During dialysis, they are accompanied by pain, so they belong to algospasm.

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