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When kidneys are damaged by IgA Nephropathy, they are unable to function well, which can affect whole body health. Some patients complain that they have an irritated dry skin around mouth area which looks cracked, flaky and scaly. Question comes: is there any relationship between dry skin around mouth and IgA nephroapthy?
What is the IgA nephroapthy?
IgA Nephropathy is a form of glomerulonrphritis that damages the tiny filtering units of kidneys. It occurs when the antibody IgA embeds itself into the kidney. It is also an autoimmune disorder which can damage the immune system.
How does it cause dry skin around mouth?
Kidneys are important organs which are in charge of eliminating extra wastes and toxins from the body and keeping electrolyte and acid-base balance. For IgA nephropathy patients, they will suffer from dry skin can be caused by following causes:
1. It was reported that kidney disease can cause dehydration. Dehydration means a medical condition in which the body loses more fluid than it takes in. An dry skin can result from the condition.
2. Kidneys also participate in the work of oil-producing glands. When kidneys are damaged, it will inhibits this gland and leads to less oil amount and dry skin.
3. In addition, improper diet also can contribute to leading dry skin like high phosphorus diet intake.
Dry skin around the mouth not only can steal your self confidence because it does not look good, sometime, it can induce itch and appear red and inflamed. Therefore, it is important to take immediate and effective treatments to deal with the condition. If you have no idea about how to deal with it naturally, please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor from Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, and they are pleasure to help you for free.