It is common to see that dialysis patients to suffer from weak legs. This symptom result from various factors, such as anemia, low blood sugar, abnormal PTH, electrolyte disorders, etc.

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Weak Legs After Dialysis: What to Do

2017-10-21 03:21

Question: I go for dialysis thrice a week. My legs have become very weak. I have to go in wheel chair. Help.

Weak Legs After Dialysis: What to DoAnswer: it is common to see that dialysis patients to suffer from weak legs. This symptom result from various factors. In the following, I will introduce them one by one.

-Anemia. Dialysis patients usually have pernicious anemia, because the damaged kidneys can not secrete erythropoietin to make red blood cells and the accumulated wastes can also impair red blood cells further. When there are not enough red blood cells to transport oxygen to legs, you will have leg weakness. In such a case, EPO, iron supplements or blood transfusion is needed.

-Electrolyte disorders, such as low blood potassium and calcium deficiency. They can make your legs weak as well. If so, to supplement potassium and calcium is needed.

-Abnormal PTH. It is a common complication of renal failure. In such a case, thyroid may have to be removed.

-Low blood sugar level. A course of dialysis equals to a running of 3,000 meters. During this course, you can consume some sugars to supplement energy, but the precondition is that you do not have diabetes.

Now you should do is to find out what on earth causes your leg weakness, and then take corresponding measures to improve it. Besides this disorder, do you have any other symptoms such as low blood pressure, skin itching, nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, etc. They are all side effects of dialysis. Because dialysis can not promote your renal function, you have to live on dialysis in the rest life unless you can find a donor to do kidney transplant. Do you still have urine output? If yes, there is still possibility for you to reduce dialysis frequency and promote living quality. Here we recommend a comprehensive treatment. It is Toxin-Removing Treatment. This treatment can remove waste products and excess fluid out of body to make internal environment good for kidney self-healing and other medication application. After about half month’s treatment, toxin concentration in blood, such as creatinine, BUN and uric acid level will go down. Anemia and other symptoms will get relieved. After about one month’s treatment, your condition will become well, and you can stand up to walk normally.

Weak legs after dialysis should be treated as early as possible, otherwise when your muscles shrink, you may have to sit on wheelchair forever. For more information on alternatives to dialysis, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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