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Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Not studied: Hi. No one has studied the effect of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) on thyroid function; just like no one has studied its effect on hair loss! So take PSO to your heart's content; you're enriching some snake oil salesperson, but I seriously doubt it will have any effect on your thyroid function tests or l-thyroxine dose. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


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I have read that pumpkin seed oil stop the formation of DHT so I was wondering if your apply it directly to your hair or do you eat it in capsule form?

I have read that pumpkin seed oil stop the formation of DHT so I was wondering if your apply it directly to your hair or do you eat it in capsule form?

No: Folks online make this stuff up as pranks. If this actually worked, it would be dispensed to the balding scientists at the NIH. If you want to slow male pattern baldness, a scientific physician can offer you some meds. Or you can embrace your masculinity, exercise hard, shave your head, and look better and be healthier than any of the other men. ...Read more

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I am having hair loss while massaging my hair with hair oil, and also hair is too thin. Suggest me some simple home remedies?

I am having hair loss while massaging my hair with hair oil, and also hair is too thin. Suggest me some simple home remedies?

Check out these : Links. May you have hib / hair is blooming! http://blackgirllonghair.Com/2011/11/8-herbs-oils-that-promote-hair-growth/ http://m.Voices.Yahoo.Com/stimulating-hair-growth-3-natural-remedies-and-6699004.Html. ...Read more

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Does emu oil help in fighting hair loss?

Does emu oil help in fighting hair loss?

Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of emu oil, ostrich oil, nor any other bird oil work against balding. There are countless products out there, being sold with claims of fighting baldness. Emu oil is likely just another one of those products. A dermatologist or a hair restoration specialist can help find some treatments that have some benefit, but usually there is no easy cure. ...Read more

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Suggest me some oil to stop hair loss?

Suggest me some oil to stop hair loss?

Male-pattern loss: Only two agents are available to aid aga, or androgenetic hair loss: Minoxidil and propecia. Don't count on anything else, even special oils and shampoos, to help. Talk to your dermatologist about this, because we all are trained in the treatments for aga. ...Read more

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Does almond oil work for hair loss men?

No: You need to diagnose the cause first. Almond oil has to ability to regrow hair loss in men or women. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more