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Hair Growth After Chemo
Controversial but...: Most docs advise avoiding vitamins during chemotherapy out of theoretical concern that it will reduce the benefits. However, a large body of research shows that those who combine vitamins with chemo not only have less side effects but have improved survival! see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17283738 that said, some vitamins may interfere with specific meds so use caution.Please see comment:. ...Read more
Finished breast cancer chemo 1 yr ago. Hair grew back at an expected rate at first. Now, I have had no hair growth for over 4 months. A concern?
No, not really!: It has no specific meaning. I would give it some more time as the breast cancer does not affect hair growth. It is only chemotherapy and sometimes hormonal therapy which could slow down the hair growth. Ask your oncologist to give you some reasonable explanation as to why you might have this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different ancestors: Be grateful you are not burdened by an itchy bush on your face. Enjoy who you are. The amount and type of facial hair is largely determined by genetics. Nothing you can do about it. But why would you want to??? ...Read more
Hormone Replacement: Dhea is primarily used to enhance memory, however it has other usages. It helps boost the immune system and it is the precursor hormone for testosterone and estrogen. Therefore, through its precursor status, indirectly, it aids in hair growth through the sex hormones. Slow hair growth may actually be due to thyroid hormone deficiency. This is frequently the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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