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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 have not used for 89 days. Is there a chance I can still pass a hair follicle 90day test? I work out and eat healthy most the time.

I have not used for 89 days. Is there a chance I can still pass a hair follicle 90day test? I work out and eat healthy most the time.

Yes there is a chanc: Yes there is a chance.But you did not say what were you using.But the test is susceptible time variation depending on the growth rate of your hair.They cut 1and half inch of hair and each half inch of head hair provides 30 day history of drug use. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Keratin treatment without formayhde is it still bad. Isn't keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have been using for 2 years and noy losing hair?

Keratin treatment without formayhde is it still bad. Isn't keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have been using for 2 years and noy losing hair?

Hair Conditioning: Normal hair only needs a deep conditioning once a month. A deep conditioner usually needs to be left on the hair for at least 5 minutes and some up to 20 minutes. Some require a shower cap to be placed over the hair while it is conditioning. Some deep conditioners contain anti-oxidants like cranberry oil which help repair damage caused by pollution. Cranberry oil contains vitamin e, omega-3, other. ...Read more

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A few months ago I woke up with extreme hair loss, I went to the doctor and they said everything is fine. Im still losing hair, especially with water ?

A few months ago I woke up with extreme hair loss, I went to the doctor and they said everything is fine. Im still losing hair, especially with water ?

Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists.[1, 2] telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. We treat with B12 shots every mon. ...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?

Usually not thyroid: Thyroid hormone excess and deficiency can both lead to hair loss. Normalizing thyroid levels usually resolves this. People with autoimmune thyroid disease are also at higher risk for autoimmune alopecia areata, which is patchy hair loss. However there are many other causes of non-thyroid related hair loss, such as anemia, stress, weight loss, pregnancy, and many other conditions.... ...Read more

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Derm said didnt see seb.dermatitis scalp now.Losing hair , she said use pill and/or Rogaine (minoxidil). I think the shampoos damaged my hair why lose hair still?

Derm said didnt see seb.dermatitis scalp now.Losing hair , she said use pill and/or Rogaine (minoxidil). I think the shampoos damaged my hair why lose hair still?

Derm=low-tech; body=: Hi-Tech & most such issues remain well beyond current knowledge/understanding. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures sending >1,000,000 orders/sec brain?body with similar feedback, this is the real Hi-Tech. Medicine=Low-Tech attempting to play catchup. Control of blood supply to hair follicle (Rogain=vasodilator), hormonal issues (dihydrotestosterone, etc) & genes are some of the issues. ...Read more

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I am a 61 year old woman who is a vegetarian. I eat nuts, eggs, fish, and cheese for protein. I am losing hair. The cause? I am not real fond of fresh greens, but i eat a lot of citrus fruit, and sometimes fresh green vegetables. I drink soy milk. Cou

I am a 61 year old woman who is a vegetarian.  I eat nuts, eggs, fish, and cheese for protein.  I am losing hair. The cause? I am not real fond of fresh greens, but i eat a lot of citrus fruit, and sometimes fresh green vegetables.  I drink soy milk.  Cou

There : There is a possibility that your hair loss could be from your diet (iron deficiency) or it could be from another cause such as a thyroid disorder, hereditary hair loss, over styling, a scalp condition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or even lupus. Before just assuming it is your diet, you should give your doctor a call. They will be able to examine you and possibly run some simple blood test to rule out non-diet related reasons for hair loss. Many of these are treatable, so having the correct diagnosis is key! good luck! ...Read more

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I have very dry and dull skin.I drink lot of water and eat healthy. Can you please recommend supplements for good skin and hair?

I have very dry and dull skin.I drink lot of water and eat healthy. Can you please recommend supplements for good skin and hair?

Wrong question: If you are otherwise healthy, no supplement will deliver nicer skin. Avoid caustic soaps. Dove is easy to find. Apply a cream for dry skin immediately after your shower. Eucerin Eczema care with ceramides is very effective. No amount of water will make the slightest difference. You do not need 8 glasses of water a day except on the desert. ...Read more

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I'm starting to lose hair. What can I do to suppress this?

I'm starting to lose hair. What can I do to suppress this?

The cause?: You could be losing hair due to many reasons...thyroid problems, stress/anxiety, male-pattern baldness, infection. Does hair loss run in your family? If so you may have male-pattern baldness. You must see a physician to ascertain the reason. Once you find the reason, there are possible treatments. Please see a doc. Good luck!!! ...Read more

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I'm 20years old and i'm losing hair what can I do? (i had anemia before, but not anymore)

I'm 20years old and i'm losing hair what can I do? (i had anemia before, but not anymore)

See derm: See dermatologist for evaluation. This way you can get the right treatment. ...Read more

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What can I use to stop losing hair?

Depends on cause: For most common kind, androgenetic alopecia, can try over the counter product called rogaine, (minoxidil) or a prescription rx called propecia, each of which can be partly helpful, but are unlikely 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. Or you could just "go with it". C ur doc 4 eval. ...Read more

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Why am I'm losing hair from the back of my head?

Why am I'm losing hair from the back of my head?

Any pictures?: There are many reasons to do that. If you are allowed to post the picture of that area here, it will be helpful to recognize better. If you don't want to do that, I would go see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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