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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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Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Hair loss: I am not aware of vit b complex causing hair loss. It may help hair growth: foe example: b6 can help to prevent eczema, dandruff, dry scalp and psoriasis, conditions that can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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How much and which vitamin b should you take to stop hair loss?

How much and which vitamin b should you take to stop hair loss?

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

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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.

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

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Which excess vitamins cause hair loss?

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

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Which vitamin can I consume to prevent hair loss?

Which vitamin can I consume to prevent hair loss?

Vitamin/hair loss: 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

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Can prenatal vitamins help with female hair loss?

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

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Are there specific vitamins that can prevent hair loss?

Are there specific vitamins that can prevent hair loss?

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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Can high levels of vitamin A from diet alone cause hair loss?

Can high levels of vitamin A from diet alone cause hair loss?

No.: 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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more