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Would a multivitamin help with female hair thinning? Is there a specific vitamin for this?

Would a multivitamin help with female hair thinning? Is there a specific vitamin for this?

Female hair loss: There are some vitamins for hair, skin and nails, which typically include biotin. These however will not help regrow hair. There are numerous causes of hair thinning or loss in women and the diagnosis can be sometimes very clear cut and other times very difficult to figure out. Your best bet is to find a dermatologist with expertise in hair loss in women if it is concerning you. ...Read more

Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Vitamin A (Definition)

Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more


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Is a Biotin supplement better than a hair, skin, and nails pill for hair health? What's best?

Is a Biotin supplement better than a hair, skin, and nails pill for hair health? What's best?

More or Less the Same: A biotin tablet will support healthy hair, nails and skin. a tablet marketed for hair, skin and nails may contain other ingredients. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin or supplement to take for very thin hair?

Is there a vitamin or supplement to take for very thin hair?

Vitamins & Hair: Vutamins vital to hair and nails are biotin and panththenic acid. Other causes of thin hair such as low thyroid (low fee t3), should also be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is a good vitamin to take for hair, skin, and nails?

What is a good vitamin to take for hair, skin, and nails?

Biotin: There are several products in the market designed for hair, skin and nails. Most focus on a balance if biotin, lutein and amino acids. ...Read more

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Which vitamin should i take for hair growth.

Which vitamin should i take for hair growth.

None!!: unless you have documented vitamin deficiency, vitamins are unnecessary and indeed sometimes unhealthy I do not know of any relationship between vitamin intake and hair growth. Check for anemia and thyroid disorder ...Read more

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What is a good vitamin for healthy skin for males?

What is a good vitamin for healthy skin for males?

Agree: I would add, though, that the best sources of vitamin c are not pills, but many fruits and colorful vegetables. Taken as part of your food they are absorbed and utilized better by the body. A person eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is unlikely to need many vitamin supplements (except d), and is also likely to have healthy skin. ...Read more

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How much mcg of Biotin should a 15 year old take for hair loss. I've been losing a lot of hair & a dermatologist suggested to take biotin. ?

How much mcg of Biotin should a 15 year old take for hair loss. I've been losing a lot of hair & a dermatologist suggested  to take biotin. ?

Suggest you see : your pediatrician, and have them Reglan (metoclopramide) hwork up your thyroid gland. You can take 2000 to 5000 µg a day of biotin no problem for hair thinning.However if you have excessive hair loss, you need to look at the cause of why this is happening, not just treat the symptoms. This could be related to stress, adrenals, or your thyroid gland.So talk to your doctor first before spending any money on biotin. ...Read more

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What is a vitamin to take for very thin hair?

What is a vitamin  to take for very thin hair?

Depends: Thinning hair can be hereditary, something in your genes, or environment. But the wrong diet can cause or contribute to hair loss too. If that's the cause, then a hair healthy diet rich in the basic vitamins and minerals may make a difference. Too much vitamin a has been associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hair loss? My hair fall a lot from 15 or more hairs a day

What is a good treatment for hair loss? My hair fall a lot from 15 or more hairs a day

Not to fret.: This loss is fine. Losing up to 100 hairs a day is normal. See: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/tc/hair-loss-topic-overview#1 ...Read more

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Is minoxidil good to take for growing a beard?

Is minoxidil good to take for growing a beard?

No: It does slow the process of male pattern baldness. Several percent of men can't grow a good beard. Many women seem to prefer a smooth man. You don't see Justin Bieber or Larry Bird complaining. If you're "culture" disparages a thin-bearded man, you have my sympathy. Hit the gym hard, build yourself up, and nobody will criticize any aspect of your genetics. ...Read more

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Could there be a good remedy for women for hair loss?

Could there be a good remedy for women for hair loss?

Hair loss in women: First, one must identify what type of hair loss they have: famale pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, etc. Get the diagnosis first. Female pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: rogaine (minoxidil) (more effective in women than men) surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

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

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What is a good product for hair growth?

What is a good product for hair growth?

Seek Qualified Help: Before you go 'shopping' for hair growth products, treatments &services, the first most important thing to do is find a doctor qualified to diagnose, measure, treat &track your hair loss/hair growth over time. Unfortunately, few doctors have the time, knowledge &motivation to do this. Effective treatments are often stopped too soon, before results are realized! you need a pro on your side! ...Read more

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Which shampoo for fast hair growth and is biotin is good for hair and health and how many mcg of biotin is recommended per day ?

Which shampoo for fast hair growth and is biotin is good for hair and health and how many mcg of biotin is recommended per day ?

None: There is no shampoo that can make your hair grow any faster than it normally does. They can't even stop thinning hair. There are currently only two drugs available that can help with thinning hair and they are Propecia (finasteride) and rogain. Vitamins and food suplements have not conclusively shown to be beneficial but many physicians often recommend biotin since biotin deficiency can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vitamin E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read more

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