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Chronic Kidney Disease and Skin Problems

Chronic Kidney Disease and Skin ProblemsSkin problem is a symptom of chronic kidney disease especially end stage CKD. The kidney disease is very complex which may implicate many other systems, such as the gastrointestinal system, respiratory system, skin system, nervous system.

The skin problems related to the chronic kidney disease includes the itching skin, dry skin and dark skin.

Itching skin

The electrolyte balance of the patients with the chronic kidney disease are maladjusted, especially the phosphorus may increase in the serum which can cause the itching. Moreover, the patients may have the anaphylaxis caused by medicine or sunlight which also can cause the itching. The patients should find the reason for their itching and take proper measures to prevent it. Control the daily diet or keep away from the allergen.

Dry skin

Dry skin is a major skin problem for the kidney disease patients and there may be many other reasons which may cause the dry skin. The patients with the dry skin should know clearly about the cause for the dry skin and drink water properly. To develop a healthy sleeping and diet habits is also necessary for patients to improve the dry skin.

Dark skin

Dark skin is caused by the deposition of melanin under the surface of the skin. Melanin is a kind of protein which exists in the skin and hair. The melanin is influenced by many factors, such as endocrine dyscrasia, sunlight, diet habit and the lifestyle. The kidney disease may induce the endocrine dyscrasia, which can cause the patients’ skin change into dark.

However, the nursing care and healthy diet habit just can improve the skin conditions for patients. If patients want to treat the skin problems at root, they should find the cause for the skin problem. If the skin problem is caused by the kidney disease, patients should take the appropriate therapies which treat the damaged kidney cells directly.

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