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Cause of Severe Itching in Stage 5 Kidney Failure

2014-09-18 16:39

Cause of Severe Itching in Stage 5 Kidney FailureAlmost 60%-90% patients with stage 5 kidney failure are troubled by skin problems. It is unbearable for the patients to stand severe itching. At night, it also can affect the patient’s sleep quality seriously. So far, many people do not know the cause of severe itching in stage 5 kidney failure. So, they are at a loss what to do. Then, why does the patients with stage 5 kidney failure suffer from severe itching? And how treat help the patients to relieve even eliminate itching? Please see the following.

What is the cause of severe itching in stage 5 kidney failure?

1. The accumulation of toxins and wastes

Once you are diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure, your GFR has decreased below 15ml/min. At this time, your kidneys fail to filter the metabolic products and fluids, so these substances will accumulate in body and damage other organs. Both high blood phosphorus and high blood vitamin A are the causes of severe itching.

2. Dry skin

Dry skin is a common skin problem for the patients with stage 5 kidney failure on dialysis, and about more than half the patients can experience this problem. Some researches show that the drier the skin, the more serious the skin.

3. Peripheral neuropathy

Due to metabolic disorder, the patients with stage 5 kidney failure can suffer from peripheral neuropathy, which can lead to abnormal cutaneous sense.

4. Inflammation

Some studies also prove that severe itching for the patients on dialysis also is connected with inflammation.

In conclusion, the root cause of severe itching in stage 5 kidney failure is the accumulated toxins in blood due to the serious kidney damage. Though dialysis is a common treatment to help the patients eliminate the toxins from blood, it also can cause other skin problems that leads to itchy skin. Thus, we recommend you to choose TCM as your treatment. If you are interested in it, you can send an email to, and we will reply you soon. Besides, if you want to know the quick method to relieve severe itching, you can chat with our online kidney experts for free advice. Best wishes.

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