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How to Treat Hair Loss in Stage 5 Kidney Disease

2013-08-26 11:46

How to Treat Hair Loss in Stage 5 Kidney DiseaseHair loss is a depressing complaint for people with stage 5 kidney disease,especially for young women.Then how to treat fair loss in stage 5 kidney disease?

Causes of hair loss in stage 5 Kidney Disease

Zinc deficiency

Patients with kidney disease are at high risk of zinc deficiency. Insufficient intake of dietary zinc may contribute to inadequate zinc status in CKD patients.Foods with high protein content,such as beef,liver, poultry, and whole grains, tend to be richer in zinc.However,the patients with kidney problem should cut down foods high in protein in their diet, thus resulting in zinc deficiency.


Hair loss in stage 5 kidney disease may stem from malnutrition.As the patients have to keep a restricted diet and also suffer from poor appetite, it can contribute to malnutrition.In addition,hair is made up of protein, limitation of protein can cause hair loss.

In addition,the patients with stage 5 kidney disease may not get ample vitamin supplement.If the patients are on Dialysis,they may also lose vitamin during dialysis treatments.


Certain medicines used in stage 5 kidney disease may cause hair loss. Some tests should be performed to see if hair loss is associated with medicines.If hair loss is caused by certain medicines,the patients should change to another medicine with the permission of their doctor.

How to treat hair loss in stage 5 kidney disease?

Firstly,it is important for the patients to develop a well balanced diet. Increasing the intake of high-quality protein and vitamin supplement can help improve malnutrition. Meanwhile, zinc supplement is necessary.

Secondly, stop using medicines that contribute to the hair loss.

As there is a variety of causes of hair loss in stage 5 kidney disease, an individualized treatment plant should be made. If you are experiencing the problem, you can chat with our medical professional directly to get some suggestions.

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