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Can Kidney Disease Cause Dry Flaky Skin

2014-11-23 15:04| Font Size A A A

Can Kidney Disease Cause Dry Flaky SkinSome patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or Kidney Failure may notice some unpleasant changes in their skin, like itching and discoloration. Well then, can kidney disease cause dry flaky skin? Let’s have a look at the passage and you will fin out the answer. 

How does dry flaky skin occur in kidney disease?

It is the common sense that our kidney is an important filtering organ and endowed with numerous functions. Generally speaking, the kidney work with hormones in the body to retain or excrete fluids. The organ also maintain electrolyte levels, produce urine and filter waste from the blood. When renal function declines because of CKD or kidney failure, the kidneys fails to perform these normal functions. This lead to changes in the skin and other parts of the body.

Kidney disorders can lead to chronic dehydration. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluid than it takes in, which can contribute to leading to dry skin.

In addition, kidney disease not only damage kidney itself but also can involve other systems. It may make changes in the sweat glands ad oil glands which can impair sweat secretion. Consequently, dry flaky skin (xerosis) occurs. Besides, dry skin can lead to infections, itching, flaking and so on. As kidney damage progresses, a build-up of waste in the blood makes the itching more. Through the above analysis, we can see that kidney disease indeed can cause dry flak skin. 

Then, the next step is to take effective treatment. Well then, how to do?

1. Patients with kidney disease should avoid hot baths and use hypoallergenic soap.

2. Apply a moisuturzing, high-water content gel, lotion or cream to the body right after bathing, while the skin is still damp.

They are just mitigation measures rather than root solution. To relieve the dry skin completely, what we should do is to repair kidney damage. Our treatments like Blood Pollution Therapy, Hot Compress Therapy are recommended to you. Wanna more treatment tips? Please talk with our online doctors or mail us to and we will do our best to help you.

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