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Stage 4 Kidney Failure: Lost a Lot of Weight and Hair Problem

Stage 4 Kidney Failure: Lost a Lot of Weight and Hair ProblemWhile living with Stage 4 Kidney Failure, patients may experience changes to their body such as lost a lot of weight and hair. If you have similar problems, you don't have to be left in the dark. There are steps you can take to help keep healthy body weight and hair. Our doctor is available online to offer you free advice!

Weight loss in Stage 4 Kidney Failure

When a person's kidney disease has progresses to CKD Stage 4, their kidneys work at 15-29% of normal function. Since this condition can affects how the body is able to filter waste products and maintain calcium and potassium balance, the body may be unable to digest foods properly. This can result in weight loss.

In addition, another common reason is due to patients' not eating enough protein and energy-providing foods. Malnourished people lost a lot of weight.

To deal with the weight loss problem, both medical and dietary therapies are needed to protect and improve kidney function. You can refer to these links for more information:

Natural Treatment for Stage 4 Kidney Disease            Diet for CKD Stage 4

Hair loss in Stage 4 Kidney Failure

For people with chronic kidney disease, hair problems are common due to couple of reasons: malnutrition and side effects of certain medicines.

Some patients may experience loss of appetite or eat a limited diet. As a result, they can not get adequate protein and vitamins like zinc, calcium, iron, B vitamins, etc from daily foods. Hair problem can be caused. A renal dietitian can develop a meal plan to help you get adequate amount of protein and nutrition in your case.

Hair changes may also occur due to intake of certain medicines or reactions to drugs. You can ask your nephrologist or consult our free online doctor to determine if drugs you have been prescribed are related to your hair symptoms.

When your lose a lot of weight and hair problem, it may be connected to your Stage 4 Kidney Failure. Talk to your healthcare team about how to correct it as soon as possible. Good luck!

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