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Biotin Hair Loss
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
I was told to take 15000 mg of biotin for hair loss . Is that to much should I get a nother oppinon?
See a Dermatologist: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion to grow hair or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take, but 15000 mcg per day is over 100 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But you dhould see an endocrinologist. You are too young to lose hair. ...Read more
Yes: But make sure the thyroid is treated adequately also. ...Read more
Never take meds unless necessary, but doc suggested vit. d and biotin forte (hair loss due to recent illness, but recovered) can these 2 help my body?
Yes and No: Taking vitamin D supplements is helpful to most people, because most people do not get enough vitamin D (either from their food and drink, or from sunlight). Taking biotin doesn't help a normal person who already has eats a balanced diet. There is enough biotin for essentially everyone who eats a healthy diet. Very rarely is anyone deficient in biotin. ...Read more
I take biotin 10,000 mcg Solgar. And so far I'm breaking out so much and getting painful itchy back acne. Help? I need biotin for hair loss nd thining
Not the biotin: biotin is used to help with hair loss and nail growth as well as some skin conditions. It should not cause back acne or rashes unless you are allergic to it. You can try decreasing the dose or holding it for a few weeks to see if your acne improves but if it doesn't you should see your doctor to discuss causes and treatment options. ...Read more
Age:40y, hypothyroid, intramural fibroid, heavy periods, can I use anastim concentrate(neoruscin & tocopheryl nicotinate & gp4g & biotin) for hair loss?
That seems really : excessive, studies show 300micrograms a day seems adequate ...Read more
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