Skin itchy is commonly complained by kidney disease patients, especially those who develop ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease). Here we will help you learn more about causes for skin itchy and treatment options in ESRD, hoping could help improve the quality of your life.
Several causes for skin itchy in ESRD
-When condition develops ESRD, the kidneys are unable to eliminate those toxins including urea, urea acid, creatinine, PTH, phenols, fatty amine, etc. The buildup of these toxins can cause the damages to various of systems in the body, leading to the clinical manifestations of uremia syndrome. Moreover, a small amount of toxins are discharged from skin with sweat, which forms the crystallizations on the skin. However, yhe crystallizations can stimulate the skin and then cause skin itchy.
-Calcium-phosphorus metabolism disorders like hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia may appear at ESRD stage. While hyperphosphatemia is also associated with the skin itchy.
-In addition to high toxins levels in ESRD patients’ body, the plasma osmotic pressure is also usually high, which is easy to cause the moisture to be transferred to blood vessels from skin. In that case, relative dehydration on skin will be caused, which makes skin dry.
-For ESRD patients, the ability of sebaceous gland to secrete oils and fats is reduced, then skin’s ability to retain moisture will be also decreased. In that case, a large number of moisture will be lost from skin, which can also dry skin. However, dry skin is also one important factor of resulting in skin itchy in ESRD.
How to cope with skin itchy in ESRD?
ESRD patients should wipe skin with warm water regularly, which can keep skin clean and relieve skin itchy to a certain degree. Antihistamine drug like Clarityne has a relatively obvious effect on controlling skin itchy.
Besides dialysis and kidney transplant, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy and Stem Cell Therapy can also become ESRD patients’ treatment options. If you still have any follow-up questions, feel free to let us know.
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