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I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum.it causes deficiency of vitamin b12,d,iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??

I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum.it causes deficiency of vitamin b12,d,iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??

Vitamin: colitis can cause degrees of malabsorption if that's the case you can be vitamin deficient this could cause B12 Folic Acid and other vitamin deficiencies which might contribute to your hair loss or other medical problems seek medical care with your internist or gastroenterologist good luck ...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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Will low iron levels cause hair loss?

Will low iron levels cause hair loss?

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

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Can excess iron leads to hair loss?

Can excess iron leads to hair loss?

What: What excess limit are we talking about pl be specific. .There is an entity called irom deposition in liver in porphyria. ...Read more

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I'm 54 & take a multivitamin, should I also take more iron to prevent hair loss? I know it will thin with age but i'd really like to keep it a while.

I'm 54 & take a multivitamin, should I also take more iron to prevent hair loss? I know it will thin with age but i'd really like to keep it a while.

Depends: Taking iron is generally advisable for women who are menstruating. If one is not having periods and didn't become iron deficient in the perimenopausal period , taking iron will not be useful. Healthy hair can be promoted by eating healthy foods, taking essential fatty acids, getting a good night sleep, and handling stress well. ...Read more

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Should you use iron supplement to help hair loss?

No: The most recent study failed to find an association between hair loss & low iron. Do not take iron unless your blood tests indicate iron deficiency----not the same as anemia! if you are anemic or iron deficient it is very important to identify the cause. Too much iron in the body is cause for major untoward effects and is difficult to correct. ...Read more

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Iron was checked due to aches, fatigue, hair loss. Iron-114 (range 30-140) TIBC-414 (range 210-415) transferrin saturation 28%. Hgb- 11.7. Is normal?

Iron was checked due to aches, fatigue, hair loss. Iron-114 (range 30-140) TIBC-414 (range 210-415) transferrin saturation 28%. Hgb- 11.7. Is normal?

Do not take iron: Your iron is normal and not related to your symptoms. Hb 11.7 is lower limit but normal. Many causes for low Hb, not only iron. What is Hct??? MCV? etc. Iron is toxic if too much in the body (hemochromatosis) with major complications. Other blood tests? TSH? B12? ESR? Iron and multivitamin are NOT what you need. ...Read more

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Hair loss with a ferritin level 40ng/ml? Could my iron level be low?

Hair loss with a ferritin level 40ng/ml? Could my iron level be low?

Hair loss & ferritin: It is common for women with ferritin lower than around 50 to have hair shedding. If there is also a rash with dry itchy skin and tiredness, this needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist as there may be other causes for the hair loss. Iron levels need to be monitored if you are taking iron supplementation because too much iron may be harmful to the liver. ...Read more

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What happens if you're slightly anemic, indicating low iron levels, could this be a cause of hair loss?

What happens if you're slightly anemic, indicating low iron levels, could this be a cause of hair loss?

Yes: Telogen effluvium can be triggered by iron deficiency. However, don't make the assumption of a relationship and if you're iron-deficient, look for the cause. Best wishes. ...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


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Baldness (Definition)

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