La peau comme « troisième rein » [The skin as « third kidney »]

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serval:BIB_F1B7751E0342
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
La peau comme « troisième rein » [The skin as « third kidney »]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Wurzner-Ghajarzadeh A., Braconnier P., Burnier M., Pruijm M.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
20/02/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Number
639
Pages
418-421
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The skin is the largest human organ playing an important role in protection, thermoregulation and sensation. Recent studies suggest that a new function has to be added: the storage of sodium. There is increasing evidence that sodium can accumulate in the skin, which suggests that the skin contributes to the regulation of sodium balance in humans, and possibly to the control of extracellular volume and blood pressure homeostasis. The main product of the skin is sweat. Body sweat contains electrolytes and urea. Their concentration can increase considerably when sweat production is stimulated by saunas or hot baths. This finding has motivated studies investigating the effect of stimulated sweating on volume control in patients suffering from kidney disease or heart failure. The physiological concept that sees the skin as third kidney and its possible clinical applications are discussed in this article.
Keywords
Body Temperature Regulation, Humans, Skin, Skin Physiological Phenomena, Sodium, Steam Bath, Sweat, Sweating
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