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Will Dialysis Patients Suffer from Hair Loss

2015-02-02 15:21

Will Dialysis Patients Suffer from Hair LossDialysis is a common treatment to deal with kidney disease, dialysis can remove the toxic substances, alleviate some symptoms, keep electrolyte level in balance, regulate blood pressure. In the meantime, dialysis patients also suffer from adverse effects, such as headache, fatigue and anemia, while, is hair loss cased by dialysis?

In order to reduce the workload of the kidneys, patients who are on dialysis are more likely to be suggested to take low protein diet. Because hair is by product of protein, so the consumption of protein will benefits a lot for the hair production. A low protein diet can not meet the needs of zinc and zinc deficiency, leading to hair loss.

Although dialysis can replace the kidneys to eliminate the toxic substances out of body, it can not do completely what the health kidneys do. The limitations on water intake should be applied on patients with dialysis. With decreasing water intake, some patients are at high risk of dehydration, hair loss occurs. Patients can drink a little amount of water, if patients do not suffer from serious symptoms. But, it is important to discuss with your doctor about the proper amount of water you drink.

Patients who are on dialysis may be deficient in calcium, iron and vitamins. Without enough sufficient calcium, iron and vitamins, hair loss happens. In order to prevent the deficiencies, dialysis patients are prescribed a diet which are high in vitamins and chemicals.

Several patients may allergic to certain medicines, which can cause hair loss. The renal experts recommend that you do not stop taking the medicines until you discuss it with your doctors, if you want to know more details, you can send email to We will reply you as soon as possible.

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