Is brown nails the symptom of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? Yes, in some cases, Chronic Kidney Disease patients complain about hair loss and nail discoloration.
Nail problems in Chronic Kidney Disease patients
Both fingernails and toenails can be affected by kidney disease. Nail changes patients may experience include abnormal:
Talk with your doctor if you have the following problems:
-Yellow or opaque coloring
-Pitted nails (can easily break off or fall off)
-Linear depressions across the fingernail (called Beau’s lines)
-Raised ridges, thin and concave shaped (called koilonychia)
-White streaks, spots on the nails (called leukonychia)
Why do nails change for people with CKD?
Nail or hair problems usually stem from one of the following causes: malnutrition, vitamins deficiency, side effects of medicines and toxin accumulation like BUN (blood urea nitrogen).
What to do when nail changes?
There is not doubt that you should prepare a test to find the real causes. Then, your doctor may recommend you to make some diet changes, for example, increase your protein intake. The doctor may also change the dosage of medicines if necessary.
Well, to deal with this problem from the root, you should find treatment that can solve the underlying problem. That is, medicines should improve kidney function.
Natural treatment for improving renal function
To achieve this goal, you are suggested to take Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which are very natural and effective. Our experts choose Chinese herbs that can expand blood vessels, fight against inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes. They aim at improving blood circulation so that kidneys can get sufficient blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues. Therefore, wastes and toxins can be excreted effectively by the kidneys in a natural way. If you want to know how you will be treated, you are welcomed to leave a message below.