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What could make my skin look dull and gray?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If your skin doesn’t seem to “glow” the way it used to, it may be a red flag for kidney problems. Ordinarily, your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine. When chronic kidney failure reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes, and wastes can accumulate in your body. The "good" news is that kidney problems can cause anemia, which will lead to a gray-skin warning sign. If you notice your skin looking duller than usual, be sure to check in with your doctor.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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