A member asked:

Dear doctor, i have a hair loss problem. i am a vegetarian (i don't eat eggs and fish). can my diet be a reason of this problem ?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Patrick Mckenna answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Possible nutrient: deficiency. Virtually any nutrient deficiency can contribut to hair loss. Examine your diet closely to ensure that you are taking in adequate: calcium, iodine, protein, iron, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, and Zinc. See the following article for basic guidance: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/vegetarian-diet/art-20046446?pg=2

Answered 5/8/2016



Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor