5 Skin Disorders That Indicate Kidney Failure

When we have a kidney infection, the symptoms do not show immediately. It can take days, weeks, or months before we start feeling the symptoms. According to Healthline, one of the organs in the body that is affected by kidney failure is the skin.

When kidney diseases are left untreated for a long time, you’ll start to see some changes in your skin. The following are the skin disorders you will notice:

1. The skin becomes too inelastic to squeeze tightly between your fingers because it no longer has its elasticity and moisture. This skin disorder can be very rare among those who have kidney impairment.

2. When there’s kidney failure, the body won’t be able to get rid of waste products as efficiently as it should. This will cause red eruptions on your skin. These can be very itchy, and as you begin to scratch them, bumps can develop.

3. You will notice that the color of your skin changes over time. Toxins will accumulate in the body when the kidneys stop functioning properly. When toxins are unable to leave the body, the color of your skin can change.

Some parts of your skin can be darkened, yellowish, or look pale. You will notice tiny whitish lumps on your skin because your sebaceous gland has been clogged. Some closed sacs can form on your skin after scratching it for some time.

4. You will have itchy skin most of the time, immediately after taking your bath. One particular part of your skin can consistently itch you, and this can also spread to other parts of your body.

This itchiness will make you scratch your skin, and this can cause painful inflammation of the skin. This can also cause lumps on your skin. If you are already treating your kidney disease and have itchiness on your skin, you might have to see a dermatologist.

5. Your skin becomes very dry. It will look scaly and rough, and you will discover scales that look like fish scales falling off your skin. This usually happens to people who have had kidney disease for a very long time.

We should endeavor to treat kidney disease on time before it gets to the final stage. In the final stage, the only solution would be a kidney transplant, which is very expensive and not always healthy.

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