Skin Changes In Patients With Chronic Kidney Failure?
Morning doctor, I want to ask what is the mechanism of anemic conjunctiva in HD patients and why are HD patients darkened over time – what is the mechanism of the doctor? thank you
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Kidney is an important organ in the body to regulate fluid needs. In addition, the kidneys also have another important function, namely to produce erythropoetin, a hormone that is useful for stimulating the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. In chronic kidney failure, the kidneys are not able to function properly. Therefore, the production of erythropoetin according to the effect of decreasing red blood cells which leads to anemia. Symptoms of anemia one of which is characterized by pale, especially on the face, nails, palms and feet and the conjunctiva of the eyes appear anemic.
While skin changes in patients with chronic kidney failure can be caused by a chaotic metabolic process so that the acid base levels in the body become unbalanced. High urea accumulation in the body can be one of the causes. The existence of hyperpigmentation or blackened skin can also be caused by increased melanin due to not being metabolized out by the body. In addition, the production of beta melanocyte stimulation hormone in patients with kidney failure also tends to increase. In addition to blackened skin, the presence of kidney metabolites that accumulate in the body can also trigger itching.
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