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Can Kidney Failure Make Your Legs Itchy

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Can Kidney Failure make your legs itchy? Many patients with kidney failure are experiencing itchy skin. Is it caused by kidney failure? Follow me and find the answers.

It is reported that about half patients with kidney failure will be attacked by itchy skin. It can be local or it can spread into the whole body. It is one of the bothering symptoms because itch will make you crazy. If you have itchy skin, you may not sleep well at night.

What are the causes of legs itch in kidney failure?

-Toxins accumulation. Failed kidneys are not able to filter the extra toxins out. When the disease progresses into kidney failure, kidney damage will be more serious. So there will be an increasing number of toxins in blood. Since the kidneys cannot filter the toxins, some of them will be discharged through skin, which will stimulate skin and cause leg itch.

- Dry skin. Because of the high level of toxins in blood, the plasma osmotic pressure will be increased. As a result, the fluids under the skin will be transferred into blood vessel, which will cause dry skin. If you are experiencing dialysis, dry skin will be more obvious because of ultrafiltration. Dry skin will increase the feeling of itch.

How to treat leg itch in kidney failure?

To relieve leg itch completely, you should focus on improving kidney function. Once kidney function is improved, the toxins will be discharged by kidneys. Hot Compress therapy is recommended. It is externally used. If you are interested in how it functions, you can ask the online doctor.

This therapy aims at repairing the damaged kidney cells and improving kidney function. This is the point where this therapy is different. Not only leg itch will be relieved, you can get rid of dialysis gradually with this therapy. Your illness condition in kidney failure will be greatly improved. If you have other questions, you can send me an email to, I will reply to you as soon as possible!

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