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Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Yes : The kidneys are one of the main regulators of your electrolytes, such as potassium for example. So problems in the kidneys can cause electrolyte abnormalities which can affect muscle function and tone. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What could cause pain in my lower back, nausea, dizziness, a head ache, and muscle twitching?

What could cause pain in my lower back, nausea, dizziness, a head ache, and muscle twitching?

Infection: is the most likely cause.Muscle aches/spasms, low back ache, nausea, dizziness, headache, even twitching - not uncommon with some viral/bacterial infections.Toxin exposure may cause similar symptoms.If NSAIDS do not provide relief, or symptoms are severe or last longer than a few days, consult doctor.If concerned about toxin exposure or develop neck pain - do not wait: see dr. ...Read more

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I got told i have high uric levels and UTI. Before that it was low vit d. I've had fatigue/muscle twitches/dizzy/headaches is it related to my kidneys?

I got told i have high uric levels and UTI. Before that it was low vit d. I've had fatigue/muscle twitches/dizzy/headaches is it related to my kidneys?

See your physician: There are many causes of the symptoms that you are having. If your doctor checked your uric acid and vitamin D levels, he/she probably also checked some tests of kidney function, so you simply need to ask. As the the symptoms that you are having, you need to go back to your physician for a thorough evaluation to find the cause, so that you can get appropriate treatment for them. ...Read more

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Intermittent pain on left side/flank under rib and sometimes a Visible small muscle twitch below my sternum on left side. Gall stones No kidney stones?

Intermittent pain on left side/flank under rib and sometimes a Visible small muscle twitch below my sternum on left side. Gall stones No kidney stones?

It could be muscle: strain, inflammation of the stomach or spleen etc. Gallstones or gallbladder and liver inflammation present with right upper quadrant pain, not left sided discomfort. Kidney pain is usually located at mid-back and a Urinalysis will show blood and/or pus cells. Go see your Dr for a thorough exam. God Bless you! ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my lower back (more than normal), nausea and dizziness, a head ache, and all of my muscles keep twitching. is this normal at all?

What to do if I have pain in my lower back (more than normal), nausea and dizziness, a head ache, and all of my muscles keep twitching. is this normal at all?

See a neurologist: you are rather young and not knowing your history and inciting factors as well as medication you are your symptoms can be serious. if you begin to lose urinary/bowel control go straight to ER otherwise an early neurologist evaluation is definitely a good ideal. ...Read more

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Can exercising cause muscle twitching?

It could: Whenever you exercise your muscle loose oxygen and produce lactic acid. This does result in cramping of muscles. Electrolyte imbalance cause this so energy drinks do help. However, if you are really concerned follow up with you doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does physical exertion cause muscle twitching?

A twitch is: A muscle contraction, and it can be caused by electrolyte imbalances, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, or acid-base changes brought on by exercise that builds up lactic acid. Rubbing mobilizes products, increases circulation and re-established homeostasis. ...Read more

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Does herpes cause muscle twitching?

Does herpes cause muscle twitching?

Muscle twitching : I have had some patients complain of this issue. Herpes is a virus that lives in the nerves and when a nerve is irritated it can become hyper excited and cause the Twitching sensation. This should subside once the flare goes away. ...Read more

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Does sciatica cause muscle twitching?

Does sciatica cause muscle twitching?

Yes: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...Read more

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What to do about muscle twitching/tiredness?

Rest/water: Your question is a bit too general for a precise answer, but in general, staying hydrate and providing adequate rest are good ideas to help with tired muscles. ...Read more

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How can I stop the muscle twitching in my leg?

Muscle twitching: Your electrolytes should be drawn along with thyroid function tests. An MRI of your lumbar spine should be ordered to evaluate for possible disc disease, along with emg; MRI of your brain may also be warranted. ...Read more

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Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side effect profiles and cannot account for adulterants. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more