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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Why Hair Loss Occurs in PKD

2014-07-08 06:32

Why Hair Loss Occurs in PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a boring kidney disease because the cyst is caused by heredity and will grow with age. Due to the progression of PKD, many symptoms or complications will occur. If you are suffering from hair loss from PKD, you will find the answer why it occurs and ways to improve that.

Why does hair loss occur in PKD?

Polycystic kidney disease will not cause hair loss directly. Actually, hair loss occurs because the lost kidney function, which will lead to many problems that are the factors of hair loss.

1. Malnutrition

Malnutrition is one of the factor of hair loss.

On one hand, for some PKD patients, they are required to limit their protein intake in order to reduce burdens of the kidneys. However, protein is one of the essential substance for our body. Lack of protein makes people suffer from malnutrition. Therefore, Polycystic Kidney Disease patient will see their hair becomes thinner and thinner.

On the other hand, with the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease, th patients have some digestive problems such as poor appetite, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. All those problems make them absorb nutrition deficiently. As a result, they have malnutrition which causes hair loss later.

2. Medicines

Medicine taken by Polycystic Kidney Disease patients may cause some side effects such as band sleep, itch skin, and hair loss. You can tell our doctors what medicines you are taking and they will give you some suggestions.

3. Emotional stress

Patients with PKD may have emotional stress as they do not know how to deal with it. In addition, family and work may also bring them emotional stress like anxiety, worry, irritability and insomnia. All those bad emotions lead to hair loss.

In conclusion, patients with PKD should have a positive and optimistic attitude towards the life. Timely and reasonable treatment can prolong the patients life span to a large extent. We are very glad if we can do something for you. Leave a message below or email to, and we will give you some suggestions.

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