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What Causes Itchy Skin in Dialysis Patients with FSGS

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What Causes Itchy Skin in Dialysis Patients with FSGSMany FSGS patients are complaining of itchy skin during or shortly after dialysis. It is very troublesome and heavily affect the life quality. Then what causes itchy skin in dialysis patients with FSGS?

FSGS is featured as the glomerulus damage. With the development of the disease, more and more glomerulus will be damaged. So kidney function will drop gradually. As a consequence, patients will develop a series of symptoms. Itchy skin is included. If someone is going through dialysis, itchy skin will be more serious. The following contents are mainly focus on the casues of itchy skin in dilaysis patients with FSGS. Please go on reading.

-When glomerulus are damaged, kidneys are no longer able to well filter the waste products, such as creatinine, urea, guanidines, phenols, fatty amine, etc. So they will accumulate in blood. Dialysis cannot remove them completely either. Since they cannot be filtered by kidneys, some of them will be discharged through skin, which will stimulate skin, leading to itchy skin.

When kidney function drops with FSGS, kidneys are not able to keep electrolyte in balance. The extra elelctorlyte will accumulate in blood. If phosphorus level rises, it will result in itchy skin.

-Besides, dry skin is also relevant to itchy skin. Dry skin is more obvious in dialysis patients becasue when a large amount of water is removed through dialysis, dehydration will occur. Dehydration will result in dry skin, which can casue itchy skin.

These are the main casues of itchy skin in dialysis patients with FSGS. If you want to know more detailed information, you can ask the online doctors, they will give you a friendly survice. Treatments must be take in time to prevent more problems. You can send an email to for natural treatments.

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