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Does High Phosphorus Make aptient with CKD Itch

Does High Phosphorus Make aptient with CKD ItchItching is a common symptom in patient with kidney disease, and it has close relation with high phosphorus in blood. Does high phosphorus make patient itch?

As we know, kidney has the function of regulating patient’s electrolyte balance, so for patients with CKD, they may often have many electrolytes’imbalance, among which the imbalance of phosphorus can cause many problems to patient’s health. In fact, low phosphorus diet is often recommended for patient with CKD, because patient with CKD is more likely to have hyperphosphatemia.

Does itching in patient with CKD have relation with high phosphorus?

In fact, several reasons can cause CKD patient to have itching, like nerve problems, drug allergy, the accumulation of nitrogen. While high phosphorus does not cause itching directly, but it can lead to the shortage of calcium, and then cause the hyperfunctioning of parathyroid gland. The hyperfunctioning of parathyroid gland can promote the calcium of bone moving to blood, which can cause the accumulation of calcium in skin, and that can lead to itching. Besides, the hyperfunctioning of parathyroid gland can also cause the hyperplasia of mastocytes, so they will excrete histamine, and that can also lead to itching.

Thereby, high phosphorus in blood can cause patient to have itching, but it can not make patient itch directly.

How can CKD patient treat this symptom?

If patient’s itching is caused by this reason, patient needs to take corresponding measures to deal with this problem.

First of all, it is needed for patient to restrict his phosphorus intake in his diet, which can prevent this symptom directly. Besides, patient should take vitamin D to replenish his calcium intake. Besides, the root cause of high phosphorus is patient’s kidney damage, so it is necessary for patient to do his best to improve his kidney function, and traditional Chinese medicine is good at this aspect.

In the end, if you have any trouble in dealing with this aspect, you can just leave us a message, and we will send you a detailed reply timely.

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