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Can Prenatal Vitamins Help With Female Hair Loss
Doubtful, but ...: Not likely, but i would continue them. Hair loss after pregnancy (telogen effluvium) is common and the result of an arrested phase of hair growth. It may also occur after periods of stress or illness. It is considered harmless and usually resolves after 3-4 months. Nevertheless, prenatal vitamins are likely to be helpful in many ways, especially if you are postpartum and breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Likely not: Unless you have been specifically diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, you will likely get more than enough supplementation from a multivitamin and or routine diet. More and more data is coming out showing the potential adverse effects of taking vitamin and mineral supplements and that large doses can be detrimental - a much more common problem in this country than vitamin deficiency. ...Read more
Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?
Hair Growth: Minoxidil is an effective medication in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (aga). Minoxidil has a direct effect on hair growth by stimulating dermal papillae or follicular hair matrix . Women should use rogaine for men (minoxidil) because it is stronger than rogaine for women. ...Read more
Taken biotin along with daily vitamin will that help promote support healthy hair and/or make you hair grow. ?
Healthy hair: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but 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 & vegetables). Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Garner: Garnier sleek and shine intensely smooth leave in conditioning cream. ...Read more
Yes: This is often wise when you are dieting. Don't spend too much money; a good vitamin-and-mineral supplement from the drug store should cost only a few dollars per year. ...Read more
I am experiencing thinning hair and hair fall... Can biotin or any other supplement help in thinning hair??
Vitamin/hair loss: There are many vitamins but it is tough to know which is best. The online literature was not very helpful when I looked it up just now. Please go to your local Pharmacy and have the pharmacist point you in the right direction. The many bottles on the shelf all say how wonderful their product is but I would rather trust the Pharmacist. ...Read more
Does taking the supplement Centrum help with hair growth (on hair only) and with skin and nails health?
General health: it is a good supplement, it would not be specifically for that reason. ...Read more
Can I crush contraceptive pills and combine with hair conditioner to stimulate hair growth and strength ?
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