My husband has stage 4 kidney disease. He has been having a great deal of trouble walking. He has fallen many times. At stage 4 could these falls be connected to his kidney disease? He normally can’t walk more than 15 minutes before his legs get wobbly and he looks like they are about to give way. No one has been able to tell us why he has so much trouble. He has been told by neurologists that it is not a neurological problem. His nephrologist says it couldn’t occur to the extent he has it. He doesn’t get much exercise and is getting even less as his legs deteriorate. I don’t know what to do next?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) should not be a cause of leg weakness.  Stage 4 CKD is commonly associated with weight loss and loss of appetite which can lead to muscle wasting.  However, inactivity alone can also do this.  The longer he is inactive, the more loss of muscle strength can be expected.  I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present.  I can only suggest that he continue to consult with his physician.

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