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What Causes Dialysis Patients To Itch

2015-12-05 03:20

What Causes Dialysis Patients To ItchBesides, vomiting and nausea, dialysis patients also suffer from itchiness. Today there is a question that what causes dialysis patients to itch in our mail box kidneycares@hotmail.com. In this article, you find the answer.

1. What causes itchiness in dialysis?

The itchiness while on dialysis is due to elevated phosphorus levels. Normal working kidneys can remove extra phosphorus in your blood. When your have kidney disease, your kidneys cannot remove phosphorus very well. High phosphorus levels can cause some damage to your body. One of the complications is itching.

2. How to decrease your phosphorus level and relieve the itching?

Avoid foods with high levels of phosphorus

Sea foods

Both fish and shellfish can provide a high amount of phosphorus in your diet. Saltwater fish like cod, tuna, sardines and salmon provides around one third of the daily required intake of phosphorus for every 3 oz. of fish consumed. You should limit or avoid these foods.

Nuts

Nuts contain high levels of phosphorus including almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts and pistachios. With kidney disease, you should not eat too much nuts.

Take medications

There are medications available to decrease your phosphorus and relieve the itchiness. The medications are called phosphorus binders. This medicine will help control the amount of phosphorus your body absorbs from the foods you eat.

Chinese medicines

There are some Chinese medicines which can improve kidney function. When kidney function is improved, extra phosphorus will be discharged out of the body effectively and radically. Itch while on dialysis will be relieved from the root. Different illness condition requires different Chinese medicines. In view of this, you have to send your medical reports to our kidneycares@hotmail.com or chat with our online doctor. Our doctor will give you a treatment plan according to your illness condition. Besides, based on but different from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), our Chinese medicine treatments include Mai Kang Mixture, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Foot Bath and Medicinal Soup, etc. They all benefit kidneys through dilating blood vessels, improving blood circulation, degrading extracellular matrix, preventing inflammation and coagulation and removing blood stasis, etc. The medicines are all from nature so you do not need to worry about the side effects.

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