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A 21-year-old male asked:

What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? fish oil? b complex..? how is zinc? how good is zinc for mens health?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
First: rule out: disease: thyroid, scalp infection, formal vitamin defiviency testing, stress, tension, anxiety or hormonal issues. Is therea pattern of male baldness in your family? Get a medical evaluation.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vitamin E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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