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Dry and Itchy Skin in Chronic Kidney Failure

2014-03-03 07:47

Skin disorder is a common complaint for those with chronic kidney failure. It can affect the patients’ life quality significantly. What is the dry and itchy skin in chronic kidney failure? How to manage it?

Causes of dry and itchy skin in chronic kidney failure

Sweat glands and oil glands can produce sweat and oil in right condition. However, chronic kidney failure may make changes in the sweat glands and oil glands, which causes the skin to dry out. If the dry skin can not be reversed, it can cause infections and can cause skin wounds to heal slower than they should. Dry skin can contribute to skin itching.

A common cause of itchy skin in chronic kidney failure is high levels of phosphorous in the body. Phosphorus is important to keep the bone healthy. However, the diseased kidneys fail to eliminate phosphorus from body normally. However, in chronic kidney failure, the diseased kidneys fail to remove phosphorus from body normally, thus leading to itchy skin.

In addition, if the patients are on dialysis, the itchy skin may be caused by allergies. If the skin itching occurs at the beginning of Dialysis treatments, they may have an allergy to the blood tubing, dialyzer, the type of heparin being used for other elements related to the treatment.

How to manage dry and itchy skin in chronic kidney failure?

If dry and itchy skin occurs in chronic kidney failure, some measures will be taken like a low-phosphorus diet, itch-relieving creams and so forth. However, these methods only can relieve the condition.

To control dry and itchy skin in chronic kidney failure fundamentally, the patients should have a treatment to repair the impaired kidney structure and enhance renal function.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can activate the self-repairing and self-renewing of the impaired kidney tissues and cells. If the kidney structure can be reversed, the kidneys will function more efficiently. Hence, the dry and itchy skin in chronic kidney failure will be controlled fundamentally.

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