Question by  toothpick51 (24)

Does liver disease cause cramps?


Answer by  skm (432)

Theoretically liver disease could cause cramps. Many times cramps are caused by abnormalities in electrolytes in your blood such as calcium, magnesium, or potassium. As the liver plays an important role in synthesizing various substances required for the body, advanced liver disease could lead to electrolyte abnormalities and thus cramps.


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

Liver disease typically causes abdominal pain, nausea, lack of interest in eating particularly of fatty foods, an increase in thirst and sweet tasting drinks. Chronic liver disease can cause muscle cramping. There is some evidence that using zinc sulfate supplements may reduce the cramping. If diuretics are used in the patient this too can cause muscle cramping.


Answer by  Anonymous

Husband has liver disease and gets cramps often. I give him electrolytes through vitamin drinks and pill supplements. Wish the VA would treat him and stop ignoring his cramps like it isn't a big deal, because the cramps are disabling and certainly a big deal.


Answer by  looce (23)

Muscle cramps are actually a common symptom of liver disease, though not all people diagnosed with liver disease experience it. Oftentimes, in chronic liver diseases, there is cramping in the hands and the legs, especially at the end stage of the liver disease. This occurs due to the imbalances in electrolytes in one's blood.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

Sometimes there will be pain in the upper right quadrant; however, liver disease usually does not cause pain. More likely there would be symptoms of overwhelming fatigue and elevated liver enzymes, sometimes accompanied by jaundice, lack of appetite, and muscle wasting. Cramps or pain may also be due to gall stones.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Liver disease usually causes abdominal pain, which can be interpreted by the brain as cramps. This condition does not often cause muscle cramps.


Answer by  juanita57 (1374)

Yes I definitely know that liver disease cause cramps. Some diseases can cause more pain than others, I am sure. My husband had cancer and it went to his liver and his liver got large and caused lots of pain.

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