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Does Taking Too Much Vitamin B Make Your Hair Fall Out
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
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
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?
I'm on two anti-convulsants medications causing my hair to fall out drastically. I read that selenium, iron & b-vitamins can be depleted on these meds?
Which of these following b vitamins help thicker hair b1,b2,niacin,folic acid ? Eating b complex my hair get thicker but biotin does not help my hair.
Yes: There are different b vitamins, and most are necessary for normal function of our nervous system and other structures. ...Read more
Hey doc. So I got a headache the moment I drank a pill of B Vitamins. It's the first pill I drank in months and I'm scared. What should I do? It's affecting my body too, I guess. My back and my stomach are hurting along with my head.
Vitamins: Vitamins do not cause this. Sounds like you may have something else like a viral illness. ...Read more
Which vitamin I take for hair fall, I use," dove shampoo hair fall, which tablet a best results for hair falling ,?
Biotin: 3000~5000mcg Biotin "might" help, no guarantee. it's a kind of "vitamin". ...Read more
My hair is getting thinner, I always have hair fall.What are the best vitamin & hair product should I use? I don't have allergies or health condition.
Hair: Thinning hair must be tough at your age. You can go to a hair stylist but I strongly recommend that you first see your doctor. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Vitamin D3 & Biotin: Hair falls out for many reasons. One common reason is telogen effluvium-stress-induced hair loss. Often the stress that triggers hair loss occurred months before hair begins to thin. Vitamin D has been implicated in hair loss for many people. In my experience, the majority of people (especially people of color in northern climates) are Vitamin D deficient. Biotin is critical for hair growth. ...Read more
I just want to know about the injection of vitamin B12 without asking my doctor, I have a hair fall is it possible to do it or not?
Get tested and worked up first. If you really are B12 deficient, here is more info:
http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency.Html. ...Read more
Is it safe to take evion 400 daily for long term usage for hair fall or should I take with other vitamins supplements and should I give gap using it.
Worthless: This is vitamin E, one of the great disappointments of 20th century medicine. It was hoped that it would be a wonder antioxidant, but in the big studies, people randomized to receive big doses had no clear health benefits and somewhat increased mortality. If you're a young woman losing your hair, get evaluated for thyroid disease, telogen effluvium, and a few others. ...Read more
Sudden oily scalp n severe hair fall at the age of 19F. Vitamins,minerals,thyroid are normal in range. It increases in humid climate. What is d reason?
Most likely: This is most likely telogen effluvium. Read up on this and see if it describes you. Usually no cause is found and it goes away on its own. ...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
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
Good day! Tell me, please, for that matter. On the problem of hair loss applied to trichologist, who appointed me in addition to vitamins and home car?
No cure for normal.: I'm sorry, but your English is difficult to understand. (But it's far better than my Russian?) Is your concern scalp hair loss? Vitamins won't hurt, but are not likely to help. As my photo will tell you, there is no cure for normal male-pattern baldness. A consolation: eunuchs do not lose their hair. ...Read more
I lose a lot of hair is there a shampoo or vitamins to help? What could be causing so much hair loss? Its been going on for a couple of years.
Physical and labs: a multivitamin can help supplement your diet, especially if you know you are likely not getting all the necessary nutrients. having labwork done would also be helpful...specifically checking for your thyroid function. not sure if you scalp is flaky or itchy, or if the hair loss is in one specific area. worth going to see a physician. ...Read more
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
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
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