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Is My Alopecia Associated with IgA Nephropathy

Is My Alopecia Associated with IgA NephropathyAlopecia is a loss of hair from the head or body. Quite a few IgA Nephropathy patients suffer from hair loss. Is my alopecia associated with IgA Nephropathy? They can not help asking such a question. If you have the similar doubt, the following information may be helpful for you. You can also contact our online doctor for answer directly.

What causes alopecia for IgA Nephropathy patients?

-Side effects of steroids and immunosuppressants

Steroids like prednisone and immunosuppressants like cellcept are the common used drugs for IgA Nephropathy patients to inhibit kidney inflammation and stop protein leakage. But they affect the secretion of hormones in your body, which may causes hair loss.

In such case, you should talk with your doctor to adjust the medicine you take. Chinese medicine can counteract the side effects of western medicine, so you can use some Chinese medicine such as Mai Kang Composition together.

-Poor nutrient intake

IgA Nephropathy patients are often required to follow a restricted diet, which may make hair not get enough nutrients, leading to hair loss.

In such case, you should pay attention to the diet intake. A dietitian can help you make a balanced nutrient intake.

-Stress and some other unhealthy emotion

IgA Nephropathy can not be cured. As long as diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, patients may have many negative emotions, which leads to hair loss as well.

IgA Nephropathy can not halt you from enjoying your life. Many patients lead a normal life with IgA Nephropathy in the whole life after they receive a comprehensive treatment. Therefore, you should give yourself too much stress and receive treatment aggressively.

There may be other causes of hair loss, such as infection, endocrine dyscrasia, etc. Space limited, so we do not explain them one by one.

Is my alopecia associated with IgA Nephropathy? Yes. If you have alopecia, you should talk with your doctor to find out the underlying causes of alopecia and then take corresponding treatment. For more information, please leave a message below.

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