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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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I've been checked out medically and have no problems i eat healthy but my hair still won't grow. What else can I do? I don't have a thyroid condition.

I've been checked out medically and have no problems i eat healthy but my hair still won't grow. What else can I do? I don't have a thyroid condition.

Check w/dermatologis: A good dermatologist may be able to help you. Don't fall prey to any internet scams or tv ads, they'll only waste your money. Hair grows very slowly and hairs grow in cycles. Your hair growth may be totally normal. ...Read more

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I trim, use elvive hair line & eat healthy but my hair is still weak, frizzy & damaged. What to do?How can I strengthen my hair permanently? I test ok

I trim, use elvive hair line & eat healthy but my hair is still weak, frizzy & damaged. What to do?How can I strengthen my hair permanently? I test ok

Biotin and iron: Are two deficiencies that can cause hair loss. Next most likely is low functioning thyroid. Ask your doc for complete thyroid testing, incl free T3 (liothyronine) free T4 reverse T3 (liothyronine) and tg & tpo antibodies. ...Read more

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Propecia (finasteride) not working and I am still losing hair. What can I try next?

Propecia (finasteride) not working and I am still losing hair. What can I try next?

Depends on cause: For most common kind, androgenetic alopecia, can try over the counter product called rogaine, (minoxidil) if Propecia didn't help. Neither are likely to result in full restoration of hair. There are cosmetic procedures (ex. Hair transplant) that you could talk with a dermatologist about. Wigs & hats are an option. At this point you prob should see your doc for eval & discussion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am losing hair in the center of my head. I got surgery there a three months ago there and it still hasn't healed yet. Not a major surgery?

I am losing hair in the center of my head. I got surgery there a three months ago there and it still hasn't healed yet. Not a major surgery?

Circulation: Your recent surgery could affect blood supply to the hair follicles , which should recover with time. Difficult to discuss without knowing reason and type of surgery. ...Read more

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Can you still lose hair from hashimotos if your levels are normal?

Can you still lose hair from hashimotos if your levels are normal?

Yes, if..: You can lose (actually it breaks off rather than actual loss) hair months after an episode of either too much or too little thyroid hormone in your system. Don't worry, if you keep your level normal everything will return to normal, although it may take months. ...Read more

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Ask a health question...What could cause a 56 yea r rold female to start losing hair on her head?

Ask a health question...What could cause a 56 yea r
rold female to start losing hair on her head?

Age, low thyroid: Hello, loosing some hair is a natural part of aging for men and women, so it may be part of life. A low thyroid hormone level could also explain it. This would require a blood test. ...Read more

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Hi, im hypothyroid for the last 3 yrs n my reports r fine since 2.5yrs now after taking levothyroxine.Cud i still be losing hair bcoz of my thyroid?

Hi, im hypothyroid for the last 3 yrs n my reports r fine since 2.5yrs now after taking levothyroxine.Cud i still be losing hair bcoz of my thyroid?

Perhaps: Perhaps. Levothyroxine could be the wrong med for you if your free T3 (liothyronine) and reverse T3 (liothyronine) ratio is off. If so you need armour or some other sustained release t3 (liothyronine). Also check for lead and mercury toxicity. This can promote hair loss too. Also rule out B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more