Itchy skin, or pruritus, usually has an underlying cause and so can be relieved once the cause becomes known. Certain diseases, such as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) include itchy skin as symptom. When a disease is the cause, the itching general covers the body.
1. Build up of wastes in the body.
Persons with Diabetes and high blood pressure are at high risk of developing
CKD. The kidneys regulate body water and chemicals, remove waste products and
release hormones. In CKD, the damage to the kidneys can lead to waste to build
up within the body. Symptoms include itching skin can be caused.
A majority of people on dialysis will suffer from itchy skin at some point.
Some people feel itchy all the time, while for others it comes and goes. The
itching can be in one area or all over.
A common cause is due to high levels of phosphorus in the body, as dialysis
does not effectively remove phosphorus. Another cause is allergies when itching
occurs at the beginning of kidney dialysis. Patients can be allergic to the
blood tubing, dialyzer, etc.
▪ Have a low-phosphorus diet. Control how much phosphorus is in the renal
diet. Limit, or avoid high phosphorus content foods including milk, pudding,
yogurt, cheeses, ice cream, cooked fish (halibut, salmon), cooked beef or
turkey, chickpeas, kidney beans, soybeans, lentils, beer, cocoa, canned iced
▪ Adopt an alternative natural treatment to repair the kidney damage and
restore the kidney function.
Dialysis does nothing to improve the renal function, so it fails to prevent
the deterioration of renal function and eliminate itchy skin.
At present, the best treatment for CKD in the world is Immunotherapy. This is a systemic treatment
which can block further kidney damage, repair the damaged renal cells and
tissue, and restore the kidney function. With significantly improved renal
function, symptom like itching will disappear naturally.