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Why Kidney Illness Causes Muscle

2013-11-08 15:46

Why Kidney Illness Causes MuscleWhy kidney illness causes muscle weakness? Kidney disease refers to the abnormality of kidney, and when kidney function is affected, we will experience a series of symptoms or discomforts. Also, when illness progresses to ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease), we are running high risk for various complications like heart failure and muscle weakness. Well then, how is muscle weakness is caused in kidney failure?

Muscle weakness is also called myasthenia which is a lack of muscle strength. With muscle weakness, we may find we become tired very easily due to the disorder of skeletal muscle. There are many causes for muscle weakness in medicine. For people with kidney illness, they run a higher risk for muscle weakness compared with healthy people. Well how is muscle weakness linked with kidney failure?

Kidney is an organ with function of maintaining electrolyte balance. When kidney is damaged, it will fail to function properly. Under such a condition, electrolyte disturbance will appear. For kidney disease patients, they are more likely to suffer from electrolyte disorder of hyperkalemia. Potassium is involved in the function of nerves, control of muscles, the maintenance of normal blood pressure, and has a protective effect against hypertension. When potassium level in blood is higher than the normal range, we are attacked easily by muscle weakness. Therefore, for people with kidney illness, a tight control of potassium level in blood is very important for the effective prevention of muscle weakness.

Kidney disease patients suffer from high potassium level due to impaired kidney function, so if we want to tightly control potassium level and prevent muscle weakness, we must repair injured kidney intrinsic cells to improve kidney function. As for the treatment that can help to improve kidney function, Chinese medicine is recommended. Chinese medicine has history more than 5000 years and as of now has been used to treat kidney disease patients from more than 60 countries. Chinese medicine causes no adverse effects during the whole treatment effects. If you are interested in this treatment and want to more detailed information about how Chinese medicine treat kidney illness, you can contact us by leaving message to

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