Itchy Skin and Kidney Disease - Causes, Treatment, and what you can do for kidney disease itching

Episode 171: Itchy Skin and Kidney Disease - Causes, Treatment, and what you can do for kidney disease itching. Uncontrolled itching, itchy skin all over the body, and especially itchy legs are possible symptoms of chronic kidney disease. Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez will discuss itching and kidney disease to help you be better informed about possible causes and what you can do to help address this symptom through your diet.

In this informative video renal dietitian Jen Hernandez covers:
1. What Is Itching In Kidney Disease?
2. How Common is Itching In Kidney Disease?
3. What Causes Itching in Kidney Disease?
-Excess uremia
-Elevations of Calcium and Phosphorus Levels due to Uremia
-Uremia Can Affect Parathyroid Hormone Function
-Inflammation, Histamine, and Allergic reactions
-Dehydration and Dry Skin
-Other Existing Conditions
-Neurological changes
-Nerve Problems Due to Uremic Toxicity
-Not Enough Dialysis
4. How Will Itching In Kidney Disease Affect Your Skin
5. Available Treatments for Itching in Kidney Disease
6. Protocol for Itching In Kidney Disease

► Learn more at renal dietitian Jen Hernandez's Itching In Kidney Disease: What’s It From And How To Stop It blog

Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez's Mission:

To simplify the nutritional needs for individuals with chronic kidney disease, and to decrease the prevalence of kidney disease by providing nutrition education including realistic and wholesome lifestyle changes.

Jen helps those with chronic kidney disease find their best kidney-friendly diet so that they can spend less time stressing over keeping their kidney function and get more control of their life!

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