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Skin Itching and Headache in Diabetic Kidney Failure

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-03-28 07:24

Diabetic kidney failure is secondary to diabetes. The diseased kidneys fail to function as efficient as the normal kidneys. So the patients often experience many discomforts and symptoms, in which skin itching and headache are commonly seen.

Skin itching in diabetic kidney failure

The major culprit of skin itching is high buildup of phosphorus in body. Phosphorus is a kind of important mineral in body and it can keep the bone healthy. However, the failed kidneys become unable to filter out phosphorus normally, thus leading to high levels of phosphorus in body. High buildup of phosphorus in body will contribute to skin itching.

If the patients have started Dialysis treatment, an allergy to dialyser and medicines used during dialysis treatment may cause skin itching. It mainly occurs among those patients who have just started dialysis.

If you are tormented by this annoying condition, you can consult with our online doctor for some suggestions.

Headache in diabetic kidney failure

A number of conditions can contribute to headache in diabetic kidney failure. High blood pressure is a main cause of headache. On one hand, buildup of extra fluid can contribute to it as the diseased kidneys fail to eliminate the extra fluid from body. On the other hand, the diseased kidneys will produce more renin. Renin is a kind of hormone which can elevate blood pressure directly and indirectly.

In addition, anemia is also a contributor to headache in diabetic kidney failure. As red blood cells can distribute oxygen to bran cells, inadequate oxygen supply to brain may cause headache.

The above the possible causes of skin itching and headache in diabetic kidney failure. If you want to know how to manage these two conditions, please email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com.

Diabetic kidney failure is one of serious complications of Diabetes. If no promote and effective treatment is applied, dialysis will be the terminal treatment option. You can leave a message below to get treatment information about diabetic kidney failure.

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