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A 20-year-old male asked:

If i took too much zinc over a month and experienced hair loss, should i supplement iron ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
If iron is low...: It is possible that excess zinc can cause low iron which can cause hair loss. In the best of worlds you should have your iron levels checked; if it is low then iron is likely to help. The reason for caution is that iron is a pro-oxidant which can increase risk of heart disease and cancer so you don't want to take it unless you need it! see http://bit.Ly/1a76u8f you can also eat iron-rich foods.
Last updated Oct 8, 2013
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