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What vitamin deficiency, besides iron, can cause hair loss in a young woman?

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 43 years experience
Hair loss: Thyroid deficiency would be more likely than vitamins.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can a vitamin deficiency really cause hair loss?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
No.: No particualar vitamin associated with hair growth/loss, even though some advocate that biotin in large dose would help hair growth. Poor nutrition (so, vitamin deficiency as a consequence) would lead to hair loss.

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Last updated Mar 20, 2013

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