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Hair Loss Due To Iron Deficiency
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
In short - YES: Hair loss / thinning due to vitamin B12 deficiency can sometimes be treated by taking oral b-complex vitamins. However, there are instances where you may need injections of vitamin B12 (usually given monthly). It depends on the reason you have developed the vitamin deficiency. Is it because of a vegetarian diet? Or is it due to some intestinal malabsorption problem? Best to check with your doctor ...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
Yes, iron deficiency: Can result in hair loss. Other common symptoms are pica (craving eating ice or dirt), headaches, fatigue and shortness of breath with exercise. An over the counter iron supplement taken every day along with Vitamin C to aid with absorption should help. Talk with your doctor to find out why you are iron deficient, and work on resolving the underlying cause as well. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Doubtful: Vitamin D's main action is on the bones and blood calcium levels. It also has effects on other systems which are being studied but severe effects on the skin and hair have not been described. Even if your D level is a bit low I would check with a dermatologist to see if something else may be going on ...Read more
Hair loss: Thyroid deficiency would be more likely than vitamins. ...Read more
Telogen effluvium due to wieght loss/ deficiency. Does hair regrow better once weight is gained and deficiencies are restored?
Yes: Since iron is essential in maintaining healthy cells, skin, hair, and nails, a deficiency will affect these. The skin (generally more palor). Hair - brittle, hair loss, change in texture. Talk with your health care provider to be sure you are getting the proper amount of supplementation. ...Read more
Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter includes numbness, gait problems, and dementia. The neurological findings can occur before there is any anemia, or vice versa. The anemia will reverse with treatment. The neurologic problems may not correct completely with B12 treatment. ...Read more
Can severe iron deficiency (very low ferritin) with only moderately low hemoglobin cause symptoms? Racing heart, sob, anxiety, dizzy, hair loss?
Evaluation: It is possible to get those symptom, but You need evaluation to find the cause ,it may be bleeding ,so be treated ...Read more
Do you know if the hair max light comb works for thinning hair? Losing hair around temples, can iron deficiency be a problem?
Slight benefit: It may help a little. You may wish to use minoxidil. You may wish to see a dermatologist. Iron deficiency was once included in lists of causes for hair loss but a good study a few years ago put an end to that. A 48-year old woman tends to thin on top, not at the temples. A dermatologist might help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I experience hair loss and angular stomatitis ... Or inflammation of the angles of my mouth. Are those strong enough indicators for iron deficiency?
May or may not: Iron deficiency can cause your symptoms but so can other conditions like pellagra or vit b deficiency and other vitamin and mineral deficiency. It seems you have abdominal problems and malabsorption is a consideration. Go to your doctor and be examined. Fe-deficiency is easy to test, the others not so easy. ...Read more
Is my hairloss related with my iron deficiency? Blood test shows 12 units-iron deficienecy. (13-300). Taking iron pills. Pls help very less hair :'(.
Hair loss: Thyroid deficiency would be more likely than vitamins. ...Read more
I suffer from trichotillomania & my scalp got bald. Will it ever grow back again ? Bearing that I have iron deficiency and i can't find scalp pores !
Yes eventually: It may take some time if you are completely bald, but yes it will come back if caused by trichotillamania. It usually grows back thin initial and may take several years to grow back the way it was before pulling. If you have anemia, it's important get started on a good diet rich in iron and b vitamins. I know a dietician would have some suggestions for you. ...Read more
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IIf I use minoxidil along with iron tabs to speed up the process, is it ok to stop minox after hair growth (iron deficiency)??
Yes.: If you have hair thinning or hair that is brittle, from iron deficiency, then taking iron and correcting the deficiency should return you to normal. I may take a number of weeks for the hair to come back to normal, given the rate at which hair grows, but in the end, it should be normal. Any benefit that Minoxidil adds should pale in comparison to what iron will do, and can be stopped w/o concern ...Read more
After an iron deficiency, she is regrowing her hair slowly but the very front doesn't show regrowth yet (she has been taking iron for a month)?
Continue therapy: When treating iron deficiency with oral iron, it can take several months at least to completely replace the iron your lost. Therefore, it may take longer for your hair to regenerate and for any nail changes to revert to normal. Continue to take the iron and it probably will be a bit longer before all of your hair returns to normal. ...Read more
HairTodayGoneTomorro: Only one way to find out: wait and see. It'll "normally" grow about half an inch or so per month. No practical way to know if it will all grow back. But it will stop shedding, unless something else is wrong. Plus good hair and scalp hygiene will help. And figuring out what caused the deficiency in the first place. And if you have any other deficiencies (e.g. biotin). ...Read more
I've had iron deficiency symptoms for years but a major hair shed prompted me to seek help. Iron panel was good but ferritin was 11. After taking vari?
"Iron panel"???: Usually a low ferritin means low iron. But what was in the "panel"? If you have iron deficiency, why is it low? Heavy menstrual bleeding? "Symptoms" for years? Why go years without defining the cause and then correcting it? You will find references to iron deficiency as a reason for hair loss. But a recent study, the only one with any validity, showed that iron deficiency does NOT cause hair loss. ...Read more
hairloss linked to iron deficiency, stopped falling but no signs of regrowth yet! What can I do? Would iron IV help? as it would refill the stores?
Low MPV 6.8 norm=7.9 -hematologist said its OK! platelets are NML 219.. What cause this- Go to hematologist for iron deficiency. Have a head cold,
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