Itchy skin and kidney disease: Understanding chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus (CKD-aP)
Chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus (CKD-aP), also known as itchy skin, is a common symptom for people living with chronic kidney disease, especially people on dialysis. The constant feeling of itchy skin that is not relieved by scratching can be very distressing. Over time, it can affect your mental health and lead to feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety Even though doctors do not fully understand what causes pruritus, you can work with your doctor and others on your health care team to find the right treatment option for you.
In this webinar, nephrologist Dr. Shayan Shirazian will discuss what experts know about pruritus and how to manage it in your daily life. Join this webinar to get your questions answered and learn more about:
Pruritus signs and symptoms
The health risks of pruritus and the importance of seeking treatment
Treating itchy skin while on dialysis
Speaking to your health care team, loved ones, and caregivers about pruritus