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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

How to Prevent Dry Skin in Hemodialysis

2013-11-13 15:50

Dry skin is a common problem in patients who are on hemodialysis. How to prevent dry skin in hemodialysis? You have to know the cause of hemodialysis.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is a medical condition in which patients experience a feeling of skin tightness, especially after swimming, showering and bathing etc. It is a common complaint of patients who are on hemodialysis. Actually, it means that your skin are not moist enough, which causes your skin “dry”.

How are hemodialysis and dry skin connected?

If your kidneys can work well, it can help the body to retain or excrete fluids by working with certain hormones. When kidneys are damaged, you need to take immediate treatment as soon as possible. Otherwise, it may develop into kidney failure. As a result, the waste products and excessive water may build up in the blood, causing different symptoms.

Also, kidney failure also causes other function decline, causing the disturbance of relative hormones that are connected with skin health.

Besides dry skin, the patients may also feel itchy skin. This is because that kidneys can help keep the potassium in a normal level. When kidneys are damaged, the potassium will build up in the blood. High potassium level is the main cause of itchy skin.

How to Prevent Dry Skin in Hemodialysis?

To prevent dry skin in hemodialysis, you are suggested to take one or more of the following treatments or managements.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is the latest natural therapy which is used to treat kidney disease in particular. It uses different herbs to help repair the damaged kidney tissues and improve kidney functions. When kidneys can work better, symptoms of kidney failure, such as dry skin, will be alleviated spontaneously.

Blood Pollution Therapy

Blood pollution therapy uses both blood purifications and Traditional Chinese Medicine to clean the blood and remove the toxins in the blood.

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