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Can Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Cause Hair Loss

2013-11-30 17:07

When you develop chronic kidney disease (CKD),you may experience change to your body. Hair loss can occur in some cases of chronic kidney disease.

Some patients may experience breakage due to dry and brittle hair,while others find that their hair falls out,or sometimes both. Hair loss in chronic kidney disease can be due to a couple of reasons.


Hair loss may stem from malnutrition.Hair is made up of protein. For some renal patients,they have to cut down the consumption of proteins in order to reduce strain on kidneys.In addition, some patients may experience loss of appetite .This means that your dietary protein sources,such as meat,poultry,fish and eggs, may not be adequate for the renal diet.A proper renal diet contains a good amount of dietary protein and other nutrients that are necessary to help hair healthy.

Vitamin deficience also can contribute to hair loss in chronic kidney disease. Usually, a special renal vitamin is prescribed.

You can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  to get a renal diet with proper amount of vitamin and protein.

Zinc deficiency

Zinc deficiency is related to hair loss in chronic kidney disease. Renal patients are prone to experience zinc deficiency for several reasons. A low protein diet is low in zinc and may not meet a person’s daily needs. Poor appetite can reduce the intake of zinc. Finally, a diet that restricts beans, nuts, whole grains and dairy products contribute to zinc deficiency.


Certain medicines can also cause hair loss in chronic kidney disease. You can consult with your doctor and get to know what medicines may cause the hair change.Some medicine substitutes may be prescribed to replace the prescribed medicines.

The above are the causes of hair loss in chronic kidney disease. For more medical suggestions, you can leave a message below.

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