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What can I do if I have muscle cramping when on dialysis?

Muscle cramping can cause extreme discomfort to many people who are on dialysis. Since the cause of this side effect is unknown, the issue can only be addressed symptomatically. Doctors advise either stretching the cramping muscle to release the pain or applying hot packs to the affected area in order to increase circulation. Some medications may help, but these should be discussed with your doctor.

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