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Why Do Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Experience Itchy Skin

Why Do Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Experience Itchy SkinSeveral days ago, a lady who is a Nephrotic Syndrome patient told me she is currently experiencing hot itchy skin, so why is this? Is there any link between itchy skin and Nephrotic Syndrome? Read on to find the answer.

Nephrotic Syndrome is the kidney problem that causes too much protein in urine. Due to the severe protein leakage, swelling, hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia appear. Itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is an irritating sensation that makes people want to scratch. This bad symptom is very common among skin problems, but Nephrotic Syndrome patients indeed run high risk for itchy skin due to impaired kidney function.

How is Nephrotic Syndrome linked with itchy skin?

Nephrotic Syndrome is an illness regarding kidney, and usually causes no bad influence on skin. However, as kidney is the organ that helps us purify blood. When kidney function is weakened, wastes like toxic substances build up in the blood. These toxins may damage any part of our body, including skin, and cause various physical discomforts. Skin problems, including itchy skin, appears when toxins stimulate skin.

Besides, aside from purifying blood, kidney also helps to maintain electrolyte balance. For Nephrotic Syndrome, when their kidney function decreases to some point, electrolyte disturbance appears. Elevated phosphorus level in blood is one of the leading causes for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to experience itchy skin.

How to treat Nephrotic Syndrome fundamentally?

Itchy skin is just one of the symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome. Apart from it, patients may also experience some other skin problems like dry skin and darken skin. These skin discomforts appear due to impairment of kidney function, so the best way that can get these annoying symptoms away is to strengthen kidney and improve kidney function.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a herbal treatment which works differently from steroids. It is an alternative treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome and works through its effects of dilation of blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and degradation of extracellular matrix. Kidney function gets improved after this treatment, so it gets more and more patients’ attention around the world. Besides, in cases of Nephrotic Syndrome, as itchy skin appears due to impairment of kidney function, so when kidney function is improved successfully, all the symptoms disappear naturally.

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