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after dialysis my legs cramp, what can i do to reduce the cramping?

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Dr. Chris Oh
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Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Quinine: Quininw can sometimes help. Ask your nephrologist.
Dr. Keith Klein
Nephrology and Dialysis 50 years experience
Dialysis cramps: You are either drinking too much liquid betwen dialysis treatments and coming way over your dry weight or your dry weight is set too low. Also, if you are trying to take off too much weight in a limited amount of time, you can get cramps. 1. Check your dry weight 2 increase your dialysis time an additional 30-45 minutes 3 if above not successful, tell diaysis unit you want "sodium modeling done.

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