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Is Skin Itching A Symptom of High Creatinine Level

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-01-17 05:52

Is Skin Itching A Symptom of High Creatinine LevelNumerous people with high creatinine level complain of annoying skin itching. The skin problem affects their life quality largely and usually makes them have trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. From this point, is skin itching a symptom of high creatinine level?

What does high creatinine level mean?

Kidney disease, kidney infection, dehydration, strenuous exercise, overwork, floated blood pressure, etc, are all reasons for high creatinine level. Among them, kidney disease is the most common cause of elevated creatinine level. Therefore, serum creatinine test is considered as one reliable indicator for kidney function. Generally speaking, creatinine level won’t be higher than 1.3mg/dl unless more than 50% of kidney function is lost.

Do all people with high creatinine level have skin itching?

Of course, the answer is no. Even though skin itching and high creatinine level often coexist in same patients, itching isn’t always related to elevated creatinine level in blood. This is because the build up of creatinine in the blood isn’t the direct cause of itching skin.

Most often, renal patients don’t suffer from skin itching until their kidney disease develops to end stage. In this stage, kidneys can’t remove out extra phosphorus efficiently, even though patients have begin dialysis. Then, phosphorus and calcium form crystals, resulting in itching. Besides, the build up of uremic toxins like urea is another cause of skin itching.

In summary

If you are supposed to have high creatinine level and have skin itching, you had better do blood test, urine test and GFR test. These tests can help you detect whether you have kidney disease and the root cause of your creatinine level and skin itching. Then, you can accept correct treatments to manage your problem.

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