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Itchy Skin in Stage 4 Kidney Failure

2013-12-16 10:03

A person with stage 4 kidney failure has serious kidney damage. As the kidneys become impaired, a host of symptoms will appear. Itchy skin is a common complication of stage 4 kidney failure. Itchy skin in stage 4 kidney failure

There is various causes of itchy skin in stage 4 kidney failure. Uremic pruritus is one of skin problems in stage 4 kidney failure. In some patients,it can occur intermittently and lasts only several minutes,but to other patients suffer from prolonged periods of severe pruritus,which can occur throughout the day and night.It can affect the life quality significantly,as it causes serious discomfort,anxiety,depression and sleeping disorders.

Itchy skin in stage 4 kidney failure can be contributed to many uremic and nonuremic factors.

Parathyroid hormone and other minerals like calcium,phosphate and magnesium are associated with the incidence of itchy skin in stage 4 kidney failure.Itching frequently accompanies severe secondary hyperparathyroidism and elevated calcium-phosphate product.

Histamine,which is released from mast cells in response to substance P is also an contributor of itchy skin in stage 4 kidney failure.

Dry skin can worsen the itchy skin in stage 4 Kidney Failure.As renal function declines, it can cause atrophy of sweat glands and sebaceous glands, impaired sweat secretion etc, thus resulting in dry skin.

Treatment for itchy skin in stage 4 kidney failure

If the patients are on dialysis,they should optimize dialysis efficiency,use biocompatible dialysis membrane and improve the nutritional status of the patient to.These measures can help relieve itchy skin in stage 4 kidney failure.Adequate control of plasma levels of calcium and phosphorus and the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism can help relieve itchy skin effectively.You can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  for more tips to control itchy skin in stage 4 kidney failure.

The underlying cause of itchy skin in stage 4 kidney failure is kidney damage and reduced renal function. To control the condition fundamentally, Stem Cell Therapy can restore the impaired kidney structure and improve renal function effectively. If so, itchy skin and the associated symptoms will be controlled completely.

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