A 34-year-old female asked:
will low iron levels cause hair loss?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Cynthia Archer answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, iron deficiency: Can result in hair loss. Other common symptoms are pica (craving eating ice or dirt), headaches, fatigue and shortness of breath with exercise. An over the counter iron supplement taken every day along with Vitamin C to aid with absorption should help. Talk with your doctor to find out why you are iron deficient, and work on resolving the underlying cause as well. Best wishes to you!
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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