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Selenium Zinc Hair Loss
SURE: It is a good idea, if you feel good taking it and improving your outlook. ...Read more
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
Biotin has been reco:
Biotin has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners. As it is shown that biotin deficiency can cause hair loss.It can be tried with a dose of 2to 10 mgm per day, to stop the shortage and prevent hair loss
selenium in excess can cause hair loss. ...Read more
How much and for how long should I take Biotin, Selenium and zink for hair loss/damage due to previously taking Depakote?
Can Selenium 2.5 lotion for Rosacea cause some hair loss? I'd read it could. Only used on face though. But I noticed thinning w/in time frame of using
Should I see my dr or dermatologist about recent hair loss? I've had some thinning but more noticeable since using a selenium lotion on face from derm
What is available 2 treat rosacea on scalp w/o risk of hair loss? Noticed hair loss since using selenium on face, 2 x's. How 2 prevent bulbous nose?
Rosacea: You can use the metrogel on your scalp and face. It's important to keep you stress levels in check as this will make both conditions worse. You can take biotin supplements to help with the hair loss, however, if you are prone to male pattern baldness there's really nothing you can do about it. Make sure you f/u with your dermatologist. Feel better soon ...Read more
I was taking 50mg zinc twice sumetimes 3 times a day along with colostrum, can this cause hair loss? Please help. & what should I do?
Confusing: Not exactly sure if you are referring to zinc deficiency or not. But on web, I found this quote: there is a lack of objective data about hair loss without skin shedding. At one time, there was a widespread belief that zinc deficiency is a common cause. However, zinc supplementation has not been shown to improve hair loss, even when a deficiency is suspected. I would consult doctor. ...Read more
I think zinc triggered my hair loss because once I started taking it my hair loss started please help I don't know want to do?
Is her zinc low?: Your are correct, zinc supplementation can be beneficial for hair or skin problems--however, that is only applicable when the zinc level in the body is inadequate. Giving more zinc than necessary to a child that is not deficient is not going to help however. Please have your child examined by a board-certified pediatrician or dermatologist. A blood test for zinc may prove useful, which she can do. ...Read more
I think taking zinc stimulated my sex hormones and caused hair loss what should I do to reverse the damage caused to my hair please help?
Doubtful: You should see your doctor for evaluation and management. ...Read more
If iron is low...:
It is possible that excess zinc can cause low iron which can cause hair loss. In the best of worlds you should have your iron levels checked; if it is low then iron is likely to help. The reason for caution is that iron is a pro-oxidant which can increase risk of heart disease and cancer so you don't want to take it unless you need it! See http://bit. Ly/1a76u8f
you can also eat iron-rich foods. ...Read more
I am trying to find a culprit to my hair loss I was supplementing with zinc and I was exceeding the amount now I have hair thinning, is it low copper?
Derm suggested biotin forte with zinc 3mg/day for hair loss. Is there any research to support this helping hair loss/growth?
Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?
Excessive zinc intake 5 or so months ago for 2-3 weeks (100mg+/day), then I discontinued. Now zinc deficiency symptoms are appearing (hair loss), why?
Forgive my frankness: I appreciate your interest in health, which first prompted you to oversupplement (this will upset your gut and risk copper deficiency). Don't self-diagnose zinc deficiency now just because you're losing hair now. You may have telogen effluvium, be losing your temple hair like all newly-adult men do, or something else. Most "pop" nutrition is junk; why not talk with a real dietician? ...Read more
Will zinc and selenium help with my thinning hair since miscarriage 7 weeks ago? It's making me so depressed and I want my hair back :- (
Won't hurt: The drop in hormonal levels after a pregnancy ends frequently leads to hair loss. This does reverse over time but be sure you do not also have a thyroid problem which can effect the hair. The vitamins and dietary protein may help some but, unfortunately, it does take time. Hope you are feeling better fast. The loss of a baby is hard. ...Read more
I started taking 50mg zinc and my hair started thinning in a male pattern baldness form, please help?
Stop the Zinc: Stop the pill that started the problem. ...Read more
Hi can taking too much zinc trigger hair thinning in the form of male pattern baldness? Please help
Doubtful: You're eighteen years old and right about now, you're going to lose the hair on the your temples like every other guy between 18 and 22 years. Taking zinc routinely isn't an especially good idea but I'm not aware of any reason to think it will accelerate further hair loss. You'll find "holistic medicine" sites that claim it cures baldness ; others that it causes baldness; ignore this stuff. ...Read more
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