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    Can Kidney Failure Cause Dry and Chapped Lips

    2014-08-07 02:34| Font Size A A A

    Can Kidney Failure Cause Dry and Chapped LipsSome Kidney Failure patients always complain that they have a dry and chapped lips which can make them no appetite. Can kidney failure cause this symptom? And is there any available treatment to solve this problem?

    Actually, in the early stage of kidney failure, patients won’t experience too obvious symptom until the illness condition develops into stage 3. In this stage, patients’ kidney has moderate damage and people begin to suffer from some symptoms. As we all know, kidney is one of important organs to guarantee our body heath and it needs to do a lot of work to maintain the normal operation of our body. There are several reasons that kidney failure can lead to dry and chapped lips.

    Water retention

    One of its functions is to regulate the water in the body. However, once people are diagnosed with kidney failure, the damaged kidney can not do this job well and water retention will occur. Well then, in this condition, people are always suggested to limit intake of the water, because drinking too much water can increase the workload to kidneys and cause further kidney damage. Furthermore, dry and chapped lips are always associated with limitation of water intake.


    Anemia can lead to dry and chapped mouth and if left untreated, the illness condition may become more worsening. It may lead to bleeding symptom.


    In order to control the symptoms of kidney failure, patients need to take some medications like high blood pressure drugs, anti-diarrhea drugs. Long-term use of these medicines can cause side effects.

    How to deal with dry and chapped lips for kidney failure patients?

    --Honey is a natural antibacterial agent and applied to lips can soothe the dryness.

    --Aloe vera is also beneficial to remove the sting of severe dryness.

    --Limit intake of salty foods.

    --Avoid medicines which can make mouth dry.

    --Treat water retention, like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy.

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