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Dialysis Patient Got Serious Itching: What should I Do

2016-11-23 17:12

Dialysis Patient Got Serious Itching: What should I DoItching is a common complaint among dialysis patients, and it really affect the patient’s life greatly.

What are the Causes of itching among dialysis patients?

-Among dialysis patients, itching is most often caused by dry skin.

-Allergic reactions to the dialyzer, blood tubing or medications may occur during the dialysis treatment.

-Your diet can become another factor causing itching. In your blood, phosphorus combines with calcium to form phosphorus-calcium products. Some of these phosphorus-calcium products are excreted through your skin and this may cause you to itch.

What should patient do with serious itching?

A blood test can tell if you have a high level of parathyroid hormones (PTH). PTH levels are often elevated in dialysis patients due mainly to a decreased calcium level and an increased phosphorus level. This can not only cause itching, also bone diseases. Treatment includes controlling calcium and phosphorus levels with phosphate binders and taking vitamin D.

You can click Natural Treatment for Itching during Dialysis to know more about itching among dialysis patients. In addition to itching, dialysis patients are also likely to experience some others complications like headaches, leg cramps, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. Now more and more dialysis patients decide to stop dialysis when they find it can no longer improve the quality of their life. If you have made such a decision, an alternative treatment can help you live better without dialysis.

If you have other questions about dialysis or want to know more details about the alternative treatment of dialysis, you can send email to us, we will try our best to help you.

Our email: sjzkidneyhospital@hotmail.com

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