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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

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


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Does kidney stones cause you to lose your hair. Or is there another reason for hair loss.

Does kidney stones cause you to lose your hair. Or is there another reason for hair loss.

Hairloss: Kidney stones do not cause hairloss. Causes to consider are genetics (male pattern baldness), anemia, thyroid problems, lupus, nutritional problems, alopecia areata, and medication reactions. Many of these are treatable, once the cause is determined. ...Read more

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I have lost 40% of my hair in 3 wks. Now bloodwork shows possible early kidney failure issues? no urine tests, Help! Have uploaded Bloodwork.

I have lost 40% of my hair in 3 wks. Now bloodwork shows possible early kidney failure issues? no urine tests, 
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Have uploaded Bloodwork.

Please, resubmit: I wonder if you are taking any medicines that may have caused the hair loss. It is unclear to me how much of "KIDNEY FAILURE" you have since I do not have access to your uploaded bloodwork. Would you resubmit and indicate what are BUN and creatinine levels? ...Read more

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I had kidney tx 12 mnths ago.I have slightly baldness, alopecia.What type of hair product shall I use for my hair regrowth?Using(tacrolimus, mycophenala

Switch tacrolimus: Alopecia is a recognized side effect of tacrolimus (fk 506). If it is truly a new problem (started after tne transplant), there are 2 possible strategies. Sometimes using a zinc supplement helps. But the simplest + most effective approach is to ask your transplant team to switch the tacrolimus to cyclosporine, another very effective immunosuppressant. The team will usually agree. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mom's in ICU with diverticulitis perforated colon and septis..kidney failure and not waking up once sedation was stopped..could I loss her?

Mom's in ICU with diverticulitis perforated colon and septis..kidney failure and not waking up once sedation was stopped..could I loss her?

I am so sorry: I am sorry for your situation. Perforated colon due to diverticulitis causing sepsis and kidney failure is very serious. Has she had surgery? or are they attempting to treat without surgery. As a specialty surgeon who has managed many of these situations I can tell you it is possible to survive this. Please do not hesitate to make sure all of the doctors are communicating with you/your family. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

It can be. : Weight usually only occurs in the advanced stages of kidney failure. It frequently is associated with anorexia and avoidance of meat products. Have your basic blood checked soon. ...Read more

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I have severe preeclampsia 2011 almost loss of vision, kidney failure stillbirth a very traumatic event of my life do I have to conceive again.Scared?

I have severe preeclampsia 2011 almost loss of vision, kidney failure stillbirth a very traumatic event of my life do I have to conceive again.Scared?

No, of course not: Women are free to conceive or not to conceive. Women are free to do whatever they want with their own bodies. If not wanting to conceive, and wanting to continue having sex, just visit the ob-gyn and get some really effective birth control. One can also use condoms in addition to a method from the ob-gyn, for maximum protection. Vasectomy for the husband is an option, but rather permanent. ...Read more

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Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Will stabilize: The hair will return over a period of 6 months but rogaine (minoxidil) could be used in interval as stimulant to hair growth. Suggest checking blood for thyroid status, as well as iron levels. These can contribute to hair loss. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more