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I have been on PD for about a month (4 exchanges a day) and

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I have been on PD for about a month (4 exchanges a day) and am having terrible cramps. Hands, feet, legs, it seems everything gets involved, day and night even though I don't go below dry weight. The dialysis Dr.'s seem to think it is a problem to learn to live with. I can't continue these constant, intense cramps. Any suggestions? Could it be a deficiency of some kind?
Hi there.
Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I am Dr.Abid a Medical Internist and will help you out.
Patient on Dialysis because of chronic kidney disease often face lot of electrolytes imbalance along with anemia ,body cramps can be because of low hemoglobin or low calcium level.
I will suggest you to get your serum electrolytes like calcium,potassium,phosphate,sodium,bicarbonate along with blood CP.
When electrolytes balance will achieved cramps will decline.
Similarly correction of anemia will also help you out.
Please follow the instructions as I advised you and proceed further.
Regards ***** ***** you good health.
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