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Itching from Head to Toe for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patient

Itching from Head to Toe for Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientSkin itching from head to toe usually presents when Polycystic Kidney Disease aggravates into end stage, and the uncomfortable sensation must make patients want to scratch. However, this not only can’t reduce patients’ suffering but also may cause some other problems like infections.

The progress of Polycystic Kidney Disease

PKD is one genetic disorder in which a lot of fluid-filled cysts grow in both kidneys, rarely in one kidney. Because this kidney disease progresses slowly, patients commonly don’t have any symptom or problem in the early stage. However, as time goes on, enlarged kidney cysts will replace more and more kidney functioning tissues, and PKD may finally aggravate into kidney failure. Itchy skin is one typical sign of end stage PKD also called kidney failure.

How does PKD cause skin itching from head to toe?

Generally, the culprit is high phosphorus level in the blood. In addition to cleansing the blood, another important kidney function is to remove extra electrolyte such as sodium, phosphorus and potassium. Because our kidneys have strong compensatory ability, phosphorus level won’t elevate unless kidneys have been damaged severely. Therefore, when a lot of kidney functioning tissues are lost, extra phosphorus will build up in the body, causing skin itching.

Effective treatments to alleviate skin itching for PKD patients?

There are many methods such as hot compression and warm bath that can help ease this problem for Polycystic Kidney Disease, but they are unable to treat it from the root. Therefore, if patients want to get rid of itching fundamentally, they should take some methods to remove extra phosphorus from the body. For example, Blood Purification and Clear Blood Pollution Therapy just can cleanse the blood and treat this problem effectively.

Additionally, patients should also take some therapies to shrink kidney cysts and protect kidney function. Consult the doctor online in detail to treat PKD and ease skin itching.

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