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I take calcium, magnesium, hair/nails/skin vitamin, iron, and fish oil vitamin. How am i supposed to feel and how to i know they are working?
Hard to know: If you have had a deficiency of one of these vitamins or minerals, your symptoms should gradually improve- hair/nails will take a while because of slow growth. If taking for general health, it is certainly tricky to know because the goal is to not develop a condition. So, if you don't develop a condition, is it because the supplement helped or if you wouldn't have got it anyway. Good luck! ...Read more
I read Levaquin (levofloxacin) can deplete body of magnesium/iron and affect hair. Have hair loss 1 month after stopping it. Can this be connected?
Can I apply magnesium sulphate paste where I have problems with ingrown hairs after the hair has been removed? Even if there is a opening in the skin?
Can i take five vitaminz same time like iron . multivitaminz. vitamin d. hair skin and nail and magnesium together?
Check amount : Make sure the supplements offer unique vitamins and minerals. Most hair skin and nails formulas have the same vitamins as any good quality multivitamin. You don't want to take in excess amounts of vitamin A, E or B as they may be toxic. It's always best to obtain your nutrients from a food source that is unprocessed. If each supplement is unique then be make sure to take with a meal. ...Read more
Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?
Take biotin,iron,b12,vit D,&flaxseed oil daily,now magnesium but how much is good 4 migraines/IBS?SEVERE hair loss,wondering what I can take orally 4 it inc. prescriptions?Crown of head shaved BALD,wearing bonded hairpiece now.Need my own hair back,HELP!
Do you think hair strand testing is more accurate than blood testing for things like magnesium and potassium deficiency?
Absolutely not!: Think about it: it takes weeks for your hair to grow. Analysis will tell you what your minerals were weeks ago. Potassium and magnesium levels, which are important for your heart's rhythm, can change day to day. A blood sample gives you immediate data which is what is necessary for decision making. ...Read more
Magnesium: Yes -- magnesium relaxes vascular smooth muscle, and can relax skeletal muscle. In toxemia, magnesium is given intravenously to help lower bp and mute seizure risk. Dietary magnesium is known to be a natural adjunct to other bp lowering interventions, including salt restriction, weight loss, less sugar, less fat, and smoking cessation. ...Read more
Organic: Also consider that the organic grown versions of those same foods will tend to be richer in magnesium. Our soils are magnesium depleted and have been for over 50 years. Conventionally grown (non-organic) food does not have as good nutrients as organic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many symptoms: Magnesium is electrolyte needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. Low magnesium level can cause muscle twitches and weakness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, mental confusion, memory problems, lack of concentration. Survival depends on adequate amount of magnesium.Moderate deficieny can cause cardiac problems.Things get worse with degree of severity. ...Read more
Not possible: Graying of the hairs cannot be prevented. ...Read more
Magnesium: I'm not sure what you mean. Assuming this means you were told by your doctor you had a abnormally high serum magnesium level, it can be caused by a number of things, some a simple as use of certain magnesium-containing antacids. It is also associated with kidney disease and if pathologic often associated with abnormal calcium and/or potassium levels. It definitely deserves further evaluation. ...Read more