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My Hair Takes Forever To Grow Are Any Vitamins I Should Take
Multi and folic acid: Sometimes, slow growth can mean a chronic disease like hypothyroidism as well, so you should consider a visit to your doctor to discuss that. If everything is normal, your hair needs vitamins to grow. Taking once-a-day multi-vitamins will ensure that your hair has the materials it needs to grow. Folic acid will normally increase the growth of your hair even more. ...Read more
Hair growth: This is almost entirely due to genetics, although there are some diseases that will affect hair growth. Although there is no proof that vitamin supplements will help hair growth in people with a normal diet, the most commonly used vitamins for hair growth are the B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. http://www.ehow.com/how_4784460_increase-hair-growth-vitamins.html#ixzz3458igsoO ...Read more
Misinformed?: Vitamins do not cause hair growth if there are no follicles. 20% of men do not have enough hair follicles to grow full beards. And 5% cannot grow any facial hair. ...Read more
How much MCG in biotin would I need everyday for my hair to grow? And could I take biotin with daily vitamins also?
ALOPECIA TX: :Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin 10gm/zinc 100mg/B12 1mg/and folic acid1mg. Also mason-Pearson hair brush .. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read more
What should I take to help my hair grow faster/healthier that won't do damage to my body?I've read prenatal vitamins aren't a good idea.
No reliable answer: You may notice that if you try to investigate this answer, all the answers come from the sellers of various products. There is no reliable & scientific evidence that any product you apply to your hair will make it grow faster and/or healthier. In this situation, you have to make a decision about how much you want to trust non-scientific claims from various sources:) Most will be a waste of money:( ...Read more
Yes, but: You can take prenatal vitamins anytime. Even men can take prenatal vitamins without any harm. (but it won't make your hair grow - sorry!). ...Read more
Any vitamins or supplements i can take for hair growth ( to grow longer), or to even speed up the growth of my hair ?
Check out these: Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss-women-14/natural-treatments-for-hair-loss. http://m.naturalnews.com/news/034727_herbs_healthy_hair.html.Get a more detailed answer ›
If deficient in a: mineral or vit it might. Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more
I'm trying to grow my hair out and people tell me that taking pre-natal vitamins helps it grow really fast. Is it okay to take when not pregnant?
Totally OK: It's best to take pre-natal vits BEFORE one becomes pregnant, as they're most important the first 2 weeks of pregnancy and many women don't know they're pregnant the first 2 weeks. Thus ALL women of childbearing age who are sexually active should take pre-natals preventively. Pre-natals are a multivit. with a limited amount of Vit A (too much A bad if pregnant). I advise multivits for everybody. ...Read more
Should i take multi-vitamin tablets while using neutrogena for sebhorreic dermatitis to re-grow hair loss?
Your choice: Most people who take multivitamins probably derive no benefit from them, especially if their diet and sun exposure are normal. There is no reason you cannot take a cheap vitamin-and-mineral tablet from a reputable pharmacy chain. Don't spend much money on them, and good luck with the continued treatment of scalp dermatitis -- it can take persistence to treat successfully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take a vitamin that helps my hair, nails and skin grow healthier, longer fuller stronger. I'm also taking blood pressure medicine. The vitamins are all natural with i can't remember what the vitamin is called but it start with a (b) the blood pressu
I am recovering from anorexia, besides increasing my food intake, what vitamins can I take to stop the hair loss and help it grow back?
Anorexia, Depression: I commend you for working to recover from Anorexia. I understand your desire to have your hair grow back. See the Physician for Thyroid problem, Anemia and Diet Daily multivitamin containing zinc, vitamin B, Folate, (folic acid) iron, and calcium could be helpful. Accept yourself, who you are, Respect yourself for achievements of your life. See a psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationships conflicts ...Read more
If you had vitamin deficiency from malnutrition which caused telogen effluvium, can it still take months for hair to grow back after correcting diet?
Healthy hair: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 17 years, 170 m, 55 kg, I have hair loss, is there any specific diet i should follow or any vitamins i should take, I also have dandruff ?
Manage your dandruff: Aggressively. See if you can use a basic dandruff shampoo alternating with ketoconazole. You'll need to get physician guidance here. If after getting the dandruff cared for, you still have hair loss at age 17, have a dermatologist evaluate you. I trust you are euthyroid. Food choices / diet has little to do with most health issues despite all the huckstering. Good luck on managing this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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