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Will IgA Nephropathy Cause Hair Loss

Will IgA Nephropathy Cause Hair LossIgA Nephropathy is an illness regarding kidney, so patients always experience a series of symptoms related to kidney. However, recently some patients come to our hospital and complain they are suffering hair loss. Why is this? Will IgA Nephropathy cause hair loss?

Mild hair loss is very common and there is no worry about it. However, if it becomes too severe, we need to attach enough attention on it. IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disorder which cause hematuria and proteinuria often. Hair loss in IgA Nephropathy is not very common, but in some cases, patients indeed suffer from this problem due to the following several factors:

1. Weak kidney

It is normal for our hair to become visibly abnormal when there kidneys are weak and particularly when there is kidney failure. Proteins are the building blocks for muscles, nails and hair. Protein is necessary for these body parts to remain strong and healthy. Therefore, when there is kidney disorder, risk for hair problems like hair loss is increased.

2. Side effects of immunosuppressive agents

In some cases, IgA Nephropathy patients to have take immunosuppressive agents to bring their illness under control. It is ok and harmless to take these medicines for short time. However, if they are used for a long time, various problems like hair loss will be caused. Therefore, some IgA Nephropathy patients might experience hair loss due to their daily oral medicines.

3. Mental stress

Mental stress also contributes to hair loss in IgA Nephropathy and this might happen to people who are used diagnosed with this problem. Keeping being in a good mood is very important.

Hair loss is just one of the possible symptom of kidney disorder and not every patient with IgA Nephropathy is definitely suffering from it. Since it might be caused due to various factors, it is necessary to take holistic treatment to completely bring illness under control, so as to avoid some other unexpected problems.

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