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Effective Treatment For Hair Loss In Kidney Failure

2015-10-22 07:01

Effective Treatment For Hair Loss In Kidney FailureWhen you have kidney failure and are on dialysis, changes to your body such as hair loss may happen. This can affect some people’s self-esteem when their outward appearance is affected. But there are some steps people with kidney failure can take to help keep their hair healthy. Well what are effective treatments for hair loss in kidney failure?

1. How does hair loss occur in kidney failure?

There are a couple of reasons why hair loss occurs in those with kidney failure: malnutrition and side effects of certain medications.


People with kidney failure often suffer from malnutrition. Hair is made up of protein. For people with kidney failure, food, can taste different. If food does not taste good or familiar, it can cause a poor appetite. Thus, your dietary protein sources such as meat, poultry, fish and eggs may not be enough for your kidney diet. A diet contains a good amount of dietary protein and other nutrients that are necessary to help keep hair healthy. Zinc deficiency can be another cause of hair loss. Besides, other nutrients related to hair loss that kidney disease patients or those on dialysis may be deficient in include calcium, iron and B vitamins.

Side effect of some medications

You may be prescribed various medications to control your kidney symptoms. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Medicines could be added or changed if results show a link between the medication you are taking and your hair change.

2. What are effective treatments for hair loss in kidney failure?


Acupuncture is able to strengthen your kidney meridian and correct your kidney deficiency as well as treat your hair loss. The doctor may correct the problem with acupuncture treatments along or use a combination of acupuncture and herbs.


Moxibustion therapy is effective in restoring the energy balance so as treat your hair loss.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is a herbal-based treatment and it is used externally. According to your illness condition, proper herbs will be chosen and then micronized into powder. The herbs will be placed into two medicated bags and sprinkled into penetrant fluid. These two bags will be put on your back where the kidneys. With the help of osmosis device, the active ingredients can come to kidney lesion directly. They can dilate blood vessels, improve blood circulation, restore the energy balance and provide necessary nutrients. In this way, damaged kidney tissues can be restored and then kidney function will be improved. Once your kidney function is improved, not only hair loss but also other body changes will all be treated well.

Acupuncture, moxibustion and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are all effective treatments for hair loss in kidney failure. Apart from them, in our hospital, we also have Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, Mai Kang Mixture and Acupoint Application. They are all beneficial for kidney health. If you want to learn them more, you can leave us a message below. We are glad to help you.

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