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Should you use iron supplement to help hair loss?

Should you use iron supplement to help hair loss?

No: The most recent study failed to find an association between hair loss & low iron. Do not take iron unless your blood tests indicate iron deficiency----not the same as anemia! if you are anemic or iron deficient it is very important to identify the cause. Too much iron in the body is cause for major untoward effects and is difficult to correct. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth?!

Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth?!

Does not hurt: But I do not think it will stop hair loss. At 21 and being a woman, hair loss would be unusual anyway. Recommend you check it out with a dermatologist ...Read more

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If I took too much zinc over a month and experienced hair loss, should I supplement iron?

If I took too much zinc over a month and experienced hair loss, should I supplement iron?

If iron is low...: It is possible that excess zinc can cause low iron which can cause hair loss. In the best of worlds you should have your iron levels checked; if it is low then iron is likely to help. The reason for caution is that iron is a pro-oxidant which can increase risk of heart disease and cancer so you don't want to take it unless you need it! See http://bit. Ly/1a76u8f
you can also eat iron-rich foods. ...Read more

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I am having severe hair loss and I am a vegetarian. What food can I consume? Will omega supplement help me?

I am having severe hair loss and I am a vegetarian. What food can I consume? Will omega supplement help me?

Add fish: You may not be getting enough B12 and protein. Add wild fish like salmon for a great natural source of vitamin b12, vitamin d, protein, and omega-3s. If you don't want to add fish, then you must supplement with b12, . ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of biotin supplements for hair loss? And will it cause my metabolism to slow down if it is already fast?

None: There is no recommended dosage; biotin deficiency is extremely rare, and most cases are due to chronic consumption of raw egg whites (due to avidin in them). I don't think the supplements will necessarily cause harm, but without documented biotin deficiency, I doubt they will do any good, either. ...Read more

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What things can I do to keep my hair as healthy as possible if I'm experiencing hair loss due to menopause. Supplements and lifestyle changes?

BHRT estradiol: My professional advise is to seek out a doctor in your area that is well versed and knowledgeable about bio identical hormone replacement therapy. These products are available on prescription only, through compounding pharmacies. Estrogen affects skin and hair, testosterone fatigue and libido, and Progesterone is basically a "feel good" hormone which will help you to feel like yourself again. ...Read more

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What other supplements/serums can help my hair other than Biotin? What might be the causes for my hair loss? My labs were overlooked & seemed to be fine

What other supplements/serums can help my hair other than Biotin? What might be the causes for my hair loss? My labs were overlooked & seemed to be fine

Supplemental reading: You'd be doing yourself a tremendous favor to get with some real dermatology resources, rather than pop / vitamin websites, and figure out what's actually going on. Especially, figure out whether you have telogen effluvium, seborrhea, alopecia areata, or one of the more obscure causes of hair loss. You're bright and owe it to yourself to understand things on a deeper level. ...Read more

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She is having her hb result 11 and ferretin 14. She suffers now from excessive exhusion and hair loss, stated taking iron supplement wht should be don?

She is having her hb result 11 and ferretin 14. She suffers now from excessive exhusion and hair loss, stated taking iron supplement wht should be don?

Hair loss: She is anemic. She needs to go on a proper diet rich iniron, like green vegetables and complex cereals. A dietician or nutritionist might be helpful to restore a proper diet. ...Read more

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Any real cure for hair loss? Am 21 years old and taking priorin n (supplement by bayer)

Any real cure for hair loss? Am 21 years old and taking priorin n (supplement by bayer)

Hair Loss: Treatment of hair loss depends on the cause of your hair loss. There is male pattern hair loss which can be treated by rogaine (minoxidil) for men and propecia. Alopecia areata which is treated by cortisone injections. Telogen effluvium which is treated by B12 injections. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Can weight gaining supplements lead to the negative effects of hair loss and acne?

Can weight gaining supplements lead to the negative effects of hair loss and acne?

Who prepared them?: "weight gaining supplements" prepared in the gym have been known to be spiked with anabolic steroids. These can make acne flare and speed hair loss. Please be careful. Otherwise, get with your physician -- acne can be treated and if you wish, it could be possible to address hair loss. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement to take to help with hair loss and fall out?

What is the best supplement to take to help with hair loss and fall out?

None: This is the wrong question. You can waste a lot of time and money looking for a magic supplement. You will never find it. See a dermatologist. Begin with a definition of the type of hair disorder. The remedy, if any, depends on the nature of the problem. You will need to indicate the nature and history of the trauma, menst history, birth control, any meds or supplements, blood tests, any symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if hair loss and zinc supplements?

What to do if hair loss and zinc supplements?

Hair Loss: If you are not deficient in zinc then taking more will not help this. You need to make sure you are not doing thinks to harm your hair and get an organic product without SLS. If this is pattern baldness, get in and see a professional. ...Read more

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Will a zinc supplement benefit my childs hair loss?

Is her zinc low?: Your are correct, zinc supplementation can be beneficial for hair or skin problems--however, that is only applicable when the zinc level in the body is inadequate. Giving more zinc than necessary to a child that is not deficient is not going to help however. Please have your child examined by a board-certified pediatrician or dermatologist. A blood test for zinc may prove useful, which she can do. ...Read more

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Would taking biotin supplements help with hair loss?

Would taking biotin supplements help with hair loss?

No: Save your money. If it concerns you see a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can begin otc minoxadil (generic rogain) which actually helps a little bit. Biotin is useless. ...Read more

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My younger sister is having hair loss issues. What measure should she take to prevent it? Would any supplement help the situation? Please advice sth.

My younger sister is having hair loss issues. What measure should she take to prevent it? Would any supplement help the situation? Please advice sth.

First question alway: Is what could be causing hair loss. Most commonly in young individuals it is due to stress or illness called telogen efluvium. We do recommend checking for thyroid abnormalities and ferrtiin or iron deficiency. I am also concerned about nutrition, and of course eating disorders. She should see a doctor soon for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men?

Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men?

Possibly: Depending on what supplement is used and how much testosterone is produced will partly determine how much testosterone will be converted to DHT which is primarily involved with hair loss. ...Read more

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Which supplement should I take for hair loss and better brain function.

Which supplement should I take for hair loss and better brain function.

Doctor Visit Needed: Ginkgo biloba is the most commonly referred to as a memory enhancer. If you are referring to male hair loss, this is due to the effect of dihydrotestosterone on hormonally sensitive hair follicles. Testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone which has an adverse effect on hair follicles in some men. For an over-the-counter medicine Minoxidil (rogaine) other options require a prescription. ...Read more

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Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men, e.G. - d-aspartic acid?

Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men, e.G. - d-aspartic acid?

Trating: Prostatic hypertrophy with certain testorerone blockers could enhance hair growth. D-aspartic acid maybe indirectly by increasing testosterone levels.. ...Read more

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Is biotin bad for your liver and kidneys I am taking it as a supplement to stop hair loss?

Is biotin bad for your liver and kidneys I am taking it as a supplement to stop hair loss?

Biotin: Is a b vitamin (co-enzyme) necessary for fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Take the recommended amount and your kidneys and liver will thank you. ...Read more

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Will taking the supplement glycerol hydromax (glycerol, silica) interact with 1mg of finasteride? I'm taking fin for hair loss. Thanks

Will taking the supplement glycerol hydromax (glycerol, silica) interact with 1mg of finasteride? I'm taking fin for hair loss. Thanks

No: The supplement you are taking is an overpriced placebo. Creatine and aerobic training will do you much more good. The finasteride is your business. If you're a supplementing bodybuilder, consider simply embracing your genetic heritage. Nothing looks better than a 31 year old man who's strong, trim, with some nice well-trimmed facial hair, probably some great body hair, and some macho balding. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to take arganlife supplements to help cure hair loss?

I doubt it: Slick advertising, a lot of testimonials, and I was unable to find the actual ingredients other than it is "herbal". I wouldn't throw my money into this. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more