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Dr. Shelly Friedman Dr. Friedman
Dermatology
35 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can taking cinnamon cause one to have hair loss?

Can taking cinnamon cause one to have hair loss?

No: There is no scientific evidence supporting this notion.

Dr. Foster Carr
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Excessive zinc intake 5 or so months ago for 2-3 weeks (100mg+/day), then I discontinued. Now zinc deficiency symptoms are appearing (hair loss), why?

Excessive zinc intake 5 or so months ago for 2-3 weeks (100mg+/day), then I discontinued. Now zinc deficiency symptoms are appearing (hair loss), why?

Forgive my frankness: I appreciate your interest in health, which first prompted you to oversupplement (this will upset your gut and risk copper deficiency). Don't self-diagnose zinc deficiency now just because you're losing hair now. You may have telogen effluvium, be losing your temple hair like all newly-adult men do, or something else. Most "pop" nutrition is junk; why not talk with a real dietician?

Dr. Krishna Kumar Dr. Kumar
Psychiatry
51 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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I am recovering from anorexia, besides increasing my food intake, what vitamins can I take to stop the hair loss and help it grow back?

I am recovering from anorexia, besides increasing my food intake, what vitamins can I take to stop the hair loss and help it grow back?

Anorexia, Depression: I commend you for working to recover from Anorexia. I understand your desire to have your hair grow back. See the Physician for Thyroid problem, Anemia and Diet Daily multivitamin containing zinc, vitamin B, Folate, (folic acid) iron, and calcium could be helpful. Accept yourself, who you are, Respect yourself for achievements of your life. See a psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationships conflicts

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Can too much zinc cause hair loss or thinning?

Can too much zinc cause hair loss or thinning?

Yes: I've already answered this same question with detailed info twice, and at least one other doc has answered you as well. Why do you keep asking the same question?

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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What is the main cause of dandruff? I barely had any, but now the number of dandruff in my head is intolerable. I'm also suffering so much hair loss.

What is the main cause of dandruff? I barely had any, but now the number of dandruff in my head is intolerable. I'm also suffering so much hair loss.

Dry skin: Dandruff is flakes of skin, so dry skin on the scalp causes dandruff. Measures to keep your skin in good health, and conditioner on your hair can help. See a dermatologist for specific advice.

Dr. Ernie Ordonez Dr. Ordonez
Bariatrics
53 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. J. Richard Shih Dr. Shih
Dentistry - Cosmetic
24 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What causes hair loss in women? If hair loss is so much less common in women then why does it happen at all to begin with? .

What causes hair loss in women? If hair loss is so much less common in women then why does it happen at all to begin with? .

Women: Hormone disturbance, anxiety, skin disease, foods, drugs, chemical agent and environmental toxins all have contributed to woman hair loss. Balance of mind and body is very important in health and in everyday's life.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Is 500 mg of panothenic acid a day too much? I read that this can cause hair loss I've been taking one capsule a day for 2 weeks I'm scared

Is 500 mg of panothenic acid a day too much? I read that this can cause hair loss I've been taking one capsule a day for 2 weeks I'm scared

No: It will not harm you. But it will not benefit you, either. It is in most foods. The harm is wasting your money. The harm is you thinking this is of value so you deprive yourself of something that really does improve your body. Try a dermatologist instead of a con artist.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Will too much masturbation in one day or in general cause hair loss?

Will too much masturbation in one day or in general cause hair loss?

No!: Will not cause either warts or hair loss! But getting older causes hair loss in men and women!

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can too much copper cause hair loss? I have an iud. My dr. Has aleady looked into other causes and seems to have given up. Dr. Said it can't be iud?

There are: Hundreds of causes of hair loss -- usually something that happened months before. There is only a minute amount of copper in certain iud's, and there is almost no systemic absorption. It is rare to develop excessive amounts of copper in the system, except for a rare genetic disease known as wilson's syndrome. In short, your iud is not the cause.

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY Dr. IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Hair loss: I am not aware of vit b complex causing hair loss. It may help hair growth: foe example: b6 can help to prevent eczema, dandruff, dry scalp and psoriasis, conditions that can cause hair loss.

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
Dermatology
19 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil).

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully. Read all the instructions. Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer". Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome.

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Any trauma: To the hair can damage the hair protein and cause the hair to break off. These include heat, chemicals, physical trauma etc. The ionic hairdryer is no more or less a trauma than regular hairdryers. It's the heat that causes the damage.

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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What could cause hair loss at the age of 23?

What could cause hair loss at the age of 23?

Lots: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Kevin Bernstein Dr. Bernstein
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Which medications that I'm on could cause hair loss?

A variety of meds: There are a number of medications that can cause hair loss. In younger patients, the most common medications could include acne medications (isotretinoin), thyroid medications, and other hormones (including testosterone replacement). It would be most helpful to consult with a doc to see which one may be causing it. In most cases, drug-induced hair loss is reversible.

Dr. Steven Hubert Dr. Hubert
Dermatology
24 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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I think I have diffuse hair loss. What could cause this?

Many causes.: You need to see a skin doctor for evaluation and treatment.

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What are the causes for hair loss? How can I stop hair loss

What are the causes for hair loss? How can I stop hair loss

Hair loss: Can be stress, tight hair clips/bands, hormonal. Check thyroid, androgens, polycystic ovary disease, autoimmune disease, certain medications like b-blockers, amphetamines, low iron (anemia), low zinc levels, fatty acid deficiency, low protein diet, anoraxia/bulemia, recent childbirth, starting stopping birth control pills, and family pattern of hair. Follow up with a dermatologist.

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Bauman
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