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20 Warning Signs Your Liver Sends You

Best Life Logo By Tehrene Firman of Best Life | Slide 2 of 21: That dry, itchy skin may be more than just another unpleasant side effect of rapid weather shifts. For many people with kidney health issues, the excessive urea in the bloodstream associated with kidney problems can cause serious itching. Unfortunately, the more advanced your kidney health issues, the more likely you are to suffer itchy skin. In fact, research suggests that up to 40 percent of people with life-threatening kidney disease develop uremic pruritus, or chronic itching. And if you’ve noticed a sudden change in your skin, make sure it’s not one of the 20 Skin Symptoms That Indicate More Serious Health Issues.

1. You Have Super-Itchy Skin

Primary biliary cholangitis — a chronic disease that destroys the bile ducts in your liver — doesn’t typically have super-noticeable symptoms, but one early sign is experiencing itchy skin. Sure, your skin might just be dry, but if it’s becoming a regular thing, it might be worth getting checked out — especially because itchy skin is also an indicator of cirrhosis of the liver. And for more about skin symptoms, check out these 20 Skin Symptoms That Indicate More Serious Health Issues.
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