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Ways to Cope with Itching among Dialysis Patients

2013-07-06 10:58

Itching among Dialysis Patients, itching, dialysisItching is a common complaint among dialysis patients, though not all dialysis patients are troubled by it. If you are suffering from the itching, the following information about causes of itching and treatment for itching among dialysis patients must be helpful.

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.

Treatment for itching among dialysis patients

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. If you need the list of food to lower your high phosphorus levels, you can send us more about your condition to kidney-support@hotmail.com.

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 still have some certain urine output, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is likely to help you gradually reduce dialysis frequency, and even get rid of dialysis. We hope every kidney disease patient could avoid and get rid of dialysis, now join us to help treat his or her own kidneys.

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