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What vitimans do the mds suggest to take to prevent hair from falling out for females?

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Dr. Omada Idachaba
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Biotin: In addition to a diet rich in omega 3 foods like fish and nuts, multivitamins, biotin has been found to be essential for the hair growth process. The recommended amount for hair growth is 300mcg daily.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Hair loss vitamins: Vitamins for hair loss include: biotin, iron, vitaminb, zinc, anti-oxidants like a.C & e, protein, and pantothenic acid. If you have female pattern hair loss which is genetic, rogaine (minoxidil) for men is more effective. If your hair is shedding you have a telogen effluvium and we use B12 shots to treat this condition. Visit your dermatologist to work up your hair loss as there are many causes.
Last updated Jan 28, 2016

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