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How can I lose weight without losing my hair?

How can I lose weight without losing my hair?

Hair and weight: Yes, you can lose weight without losing your hair. Weight loss shouldn't affect your hair if done with proper nutrition. If hair loss accompanies weight changes, your thyroid should be checked. ...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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I have pcos & have been losing my hair. I'm now on medication & birth control & working to lose weight to treat it, but will my hair begin 2 grow back?

I have pcos & have been losing my hair. I'm now on medication & birth control & working to lose weight to treat it, but will my hair begin 2 grow back?

Possibly: I know that may not be the clearest answer in your case but first, you are doing all the right things to stay healthy and lose weight. Your hair loss certainly may be linked to the pcos but you should consider seeing a dermatologist to evaluate what is going on. Hair loss can occur in a number of settings, some of which resolve, but others don't. ...Read more

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Will starting metformin increase my hair loss? I have PCOS and suffer from male pattern baldness and gradual thinning. I am desperate to find a solution for my hair, which was once very very thick, but also want to lose weight. (I'm 5'4 and 149)

Will starting  metformin increase my hair loss? I have PCOS and suffer from male pattern baldness and gradual thinning. I am desperate to find a solution for my hair, which was once very very thick, but also want to lose weight. (I'm 5'4 and 149)

Male pattern baldnes: Male pattern baldness in a female sounds really odd. I don't know how you got that diagnosis but it sounds to me like you should go see an endocrinologist and bring with you any test results of things that you already have done to you. You live in LA. Go to one of the University Medical Centers and get a good workup. ...Read more

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Which multivitamin,mineral tablet can be used for hair loss when trying to loose weight too??

Which multivitamin,mineral tablet can be used for hair loss when trying to loose  weight too??

MVI (multivitamin) and biotin: I would recommend one general multivitamin daily that contains vitamin D and a biotin vitamin supplement one daily. Biotin deficiency has been associated with hair loss. I f you are not vitamin deficient, it may not help ...Read more

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How can I lose weight, gain tone, improve skin and hair by may?

How can I lose weight, gain tone, improve skin and hair by may?

Diet, exercise: Get on a healthy diet and a good exercise program (after checking with your doctor first). But you knew that already, didn't you? Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts; but you'll be surprised how much better you'll look and feel once you get started, if you stick with it. ...Read more

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My friend started getting hair on both sides of her chin. She also works out and eats well but can't lose weight she's also had a headache for 3 week?

My friend started getting hair on both sides of her chin. She also works out and eats well but can't lose weight she's also had a headache for 3 week?

Hirsutism, excessive: Hair growth more than the normal pattern may be a sign of ovarian (polycystic ovarian syndrome), adrenal (congenital adrenal hyperplasia) , pituitary / brain problem, medication side effect etc. Encourage her to see her dr for a comprehensive evaluation. Take care! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/164303-increased-facial-hair-in-women/. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take biotin and green coffee bean extract together? My two main goals are to grow my hair longer(biotin) and lose weight(green coffee).

Is it okay to take biotin and green coffee bean extract together? My two main goals are to grow my hair longer(biotin) and lose weight(green coffee).

Green coffee bean: There are some small clinical trials of green coffee bean extract in obesity -- and a large [well publicized] animal study. These indicate that green coffee bean extract might improve body composition and weight in overweight individuals. But, and this is a big "but" -- the studies were run by companies that sell the products. Beware. On biotin for hair, it might help, if you're deficient. ...Read more

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Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.

Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.

NO ,: Purpose of taking thyroid hormone (synthroid (thyroxine) ) is a replacement exact amount needed , due to lack of production as gland was removed by surgery , which controls metabolism of every cell in the body , other issues or associated hormones may be causing your problem , speak to your doctor will help you ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more