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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 more
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
Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?
I am 4 months postpartum and have been losing a lot of hair. I know hair loss after pregnancy is normal but I have noticed bald spots on my temple. Should I resume taking my prenatal vitamins or can I take a hair,skin, and nails vitamin?
Hair loss. : If you’re continuing in family planning mode, then resume the prenatal vitamins. If not, then the hair and nails formulation would suffice. Regardless, the hair loss is expected, as you mentioned, and is related to rapid hormonal changes that occur at delivery. These changes occur quickly and self-correct very slowly. ...Read more
Can I take prenatal vitamins for hairloss I recently had a baby 4 months ago and my hair been falling like leaves on tree!?
Alopcia after childb: Alopecia ( hairloss) after childbirth is rare, however it could happen if you had a rather difficult delivery or you have post-partum depression. Taking your prenatal vitamins probably would not help with alopecia but would not hurt anything either. Alpecia may be related to hormonal imbalance and it may be a good idea to check with your physician to explore possiblt thyroid or pituitary problems. ...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
I am a 63 yr. Old female and suffering from sudden hair loss. Any suggestions of supplements/vitamins.?
Is vitamin b good for hair loss ? I am a 49 year old female with very thin hair on the top of my head , what would you suggest?
Can I take a prenatal vitamin even if I'm not pregnant? I heard it's good for hair loss and it's pretty complete. started lamictal heard of hair loss!
Hii,gender- female,age- 19 years,I have been experiencing severe hair loss , for more than a month. My family doctor said it was due to stress and prescribed certain vitamin supplements, however it has not helped me. Could you please tell me what is the a
Read up: Please read up on "telogen effluvium", a frustrating but usually self-limiting condition. See if this matches your symptoms. ...Read more
26, female, 5'5", 180lbs. Experiencing facial redness and hair loss. ANA negative. Thyroid normal. Vitamin D is 34ng/mL. Is this too low/the cause?
I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! what should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and i breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat
You may have telogen effluvium, a condition where your hair falls out in clumps post-partum (after delivery of a child). If it is telogen effluvium, the hair will come back, as you are losing hairs that are in the telogen- or resting phase. Only time can treat telogen effluvium. Nevertheless, you should seek out a specialist for a proper evaluation- i would suggest a dermatologist.
Congratulations on your delivery! ...Read more
VIT E: NO PROBLEMGet a more detailed answer ›
No: As long as a person is eating a healthy balanced diet, taking a daily multivitamin + minerals tablet, and doesn't have any underlying serious vitamin deficiency, then adding additional vitamins should not make any difference regarding hair loss. For male-pattern baldness, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see if rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia can be of help. ...Read more
Vitamin A in usual diet is not known to cause hair loss.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
HairTodayGoneTomorro: Slow down yes/maybe. Finasteride in low doses will help the hair follicles survive longer. Minoxidil lotion may help too, but is no miracle cure. Proper hair care(washing, conditioners,brushing,massage, sun,dyes,etc) and nutrition is also important and there's a lot on the web about all of this. Hair loss may also be associated with high stress, probably by changes in your body hormones. ...Read more
Biotin: Biotin is a major component in the natural hair manufacturing process – it is essential to not only grow new hair, but it also plays a major role in the overall health of skin and nails. Biotin is a member of the b-vitamin family and is water soluble in nature. Biotin is also known as the “h” vitamin because is so essential to healthy hair. It is an essential element for overall health of a person. ...Read more
I suffer from hair loss , what's the main cuz and waht is the treatment for it./if there vitamin deffecient?
Natural, Not Vit Def: Hair follicles cycle: when follicle stops growing a hair shaft, hair falls out. Tension/pulling on hair accelerates rate of loss. Hair follicle function ↓es with both age ; especially loss of capillary blood supply to follicle in skin. Any inflammatory process in skin around follicles can greatly ↑ rate of hair loss. Fear, anguish can also greatly ↑ both. Vitamin supplements rarely of value. ...Read more
How to check vitamin dificiency for hair loss ? Which vitamin difeciency cause very weak hair and hair loss ?
Seldom the cause: Despite all the "pop" stuff you'll find on the internet, vitamin deficiency is seldom the cause of hair loss. People are just trying to sell you stuff. An inexpensive multiple vitamin daily is usually more than enough if you're eating sensibly. Look for some other cause -- male pattern baldness, hypothyroidism, alopecia areata, seborrhea, fungus, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
Biotin: Hair loss is a complicated issue that can be caused by many things, ie overproduction of dihydrotestosterone (dht), autoimmune disease, & hypothyroidism. For the sake of answering this question on vitamins, the winners go to biotin & dexapanthenol. These ate two vitamins necessary for hair production. Quality is important so do your research. ...Read more
Recent research: suggests that low vitamin D may be a factor in hair loss, along with low iron. Please see your doc who may check these levels and tell you proper dose of either if necessary. Peace and good health. Stress can also be a factor. A more remote possibility is alopecia, an autoimmune condition, which a dermatologist can help with. ...Read more
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
Biotin: The most evidence for a vitamin that helps with hair growth and maintaining hair and nails is in taking biotin. For an adult it is often dosed at 3, 000 - 5, 000 mcgs. ...Read more
Women's hair loss. Take women's vitamin; don't want to over do it on anything. Hairdresser & med student anesthesia..Can do it. It's been almost a yr.?
Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more