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Why do uremia patients have muscle twitching?

Many uremic patients will have muscle twitching symptom, which should be concerned by a lot of people. Sometimes, we want to effectively cure uremia, the details of these knowledge is that we must know. The following will tell you why uremi...

Why do uremia patients have muscle twitching?

Aug 24, 2017 by Kidney Disease Expert

Many uremic patients will have muscle twitching symptom, which should be concerned by a lot of people. Sometimes, we want to effectively cure uremia, the details of these knowledge is that we must know. The following will tell you why uremic patients have muscle twitching.

Muscle twitching is common symptom of uremic patients. Causes of convulsion are more complex, but the common cause is calcium abnormalities in uremia. Calcium is an electrolyte that is closely related to the excitability of neuromuscularity in the body. When the blood calcium ion decreased, the neuromuscular excitability increased, can cause muscle twitch. And hypocalcemia in uremic patients is very common, and often accompanied by hyperphosphatemia. Kidney is the main organ of synthetic vitamin D, the role of vitamin D is to regulate calcium and phosphorus metabolism, to maintain the body calcium and phosphorus products in a certain range.

Uremic patients due to renal activity of vitamin D deficiency, the body's calcium and phosphorus balance was broken, intestinal calcium absorption decreased, reduced renal phosphorus, blood calcium, elevated blood phosphorus. Some diuretic furosemide also increases calcium excretion. Occasionally, patients with intravenous use of bicarbonate to correct acidosis, will induce low calcium convulsions, it is because in relatively acidic environment, the concentration of free calcium will increase, once the acidosis is corrected, the free calcium concentration will be reduced, resulting in Muscle twitching.

In addition to abnormal blood calcium, uremic patients due to uremic toxins, but also uremia peripheral neuropathy, can also cause muscle twitching. In addition, uremic patients due to metabolic disorders, can be complicated with restless legs syndrome, the performance of the limb involuntary convulsions and activities, need to keep moving to feel comfortable, which is reason of muscle twitching of part of the patients.

The above is the causes of muscle twitching in uremia patinets, the patient should carefully read this article, I hope you will help, if you still have questions about kidney, you can consult our online experts, our experts will give the most professional guidance based on the patient's symptoms.

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