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I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum.it causes deficiency of vitamin b12,d,iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??

I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum.it causes deficiency of vitamin b12,d,iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??

Vitamin: colitis can cause degrees of malabsorption if that's the case you can be vitamin deficient this could cause B12 Folic Acid and other vitamin deficiencies which might contribute to your hair loss or other medical problems seek medical care with your internist or gastroenterologist good luck ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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If vitamin d levels are low, can it cause hair loss?

If vitamin d levels are low, can it cause hair loss?

Vit D and Hair loss: Vitamin D acts more like a hormone in that it goes into our cells DNA making that cell do what it was supposed to do. This works in all cells including hair cells. Hope his oversimplified answer helps! ...Read more

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I did vitamin d test as asuggest from a friend that it the cause of sudden hair loss.The result came12ng/ml.What the treatment?!

I did vitamin d test as asuggest from a friend that it the cause of sudden hair loss.The result came12ng/ml.What the treatment?!

Vit D supplement: Your vitamin d is very low. Suggest supplementation with vitamin d3 of at least 5, 000 iu per day and then have rechecked after 6-8 weeks. Consider also taking biotin for the hair loss. Are you under a lot of stress. ...Read more

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Hair loss is extreme and just started the past few months. Was taking gilenya (fingolimod) for a year for ms. I am low in my vitamin d. Could this be serious?

Hair loss is extreme and just started the past few months. Was taking gilenya (fingolimod) for a year for ms. I am low in my vitamin d. Could this be serious?

Several issues: First, get your vitamin d into an appropriate range, especially by supplementing 5-10, 000 units daily, as higher levels decrease relapses, and MRI lesions. Secondly, Gilenya (fingolimod) does not cause hair loss, but Aubagio does. You may possess a co-morbidity, such as b-12 deficiency or thyroid issues, or even scalp problems. Should not go off your gilenya, (fingolimod) as you could have significant ms rebound. ...Read more

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Does hair loss occur from vitamin D deficiency? Is it reversible? How long does it take to see a difference and new hair growth after supplementing?

Does hair loss occur from vitamin D deficiency? Is it reversible? How long does it take to see a difference and new hair growth after supplementing?

Vitamin D: Deficiency of vitamin D has been associated with many disorders but not hair loss. However, if you are deficient in vitamin D, it is important to take supplements. Unrelated to your question: Take HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin d deficiency or copper deficiency contribute to hair loss? My hair suddenly changed texture (became very thin and dry) and falls out.

Can a vitamin d deficiency or copper deficiency contribute to hair loss? My hair suddenly changed texture (became very thin and dry) and falls out.

Hair loss and vit D: A lot of things can contribute to hair loss. The vast majority of us are deficient in vitamin d, so it is not a major contributor to hair loss. When i treat hair loss, i try to correct all the things that are correctable. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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26, female, 5'5", 180lbs. Experiencing facial redness and hair loss. ANA negative. Thyroid normal. Vitamin D is 34ng/mL. Is this too low/the cause?

26, female, 5'5", 180lbs. Experiencing facial redness and hair loss. ANA negative. Thyroid normal. Vitamin D is 34ng/mL. Is this too low/the cause?

Vitamin D okay: Your vitamin D level is normal. You may try to lose weight, not an easy task. I trust that you are seeing a doctor as the issue cannot be adequately dealt with in this forum. ...Read more

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I am suffering from malabsorption ( iron,vitamin b12, vitamin d deficiency). Bcoz of it i had severe hair loss from 6 months. Is it reversible?

I am suffering from malabsorption ( iron,vitamin b12, vitamin d deficiency).  Bcoz of it i had severe hair loss from 6 months. Is it reversible?

May be: Is your hair loss due to malabsorption or due to hereditary reasons? If it is due to nutritional deficiencies, there may be some reversal on correcting the deficiencies. However loss due to hereditary factors will not reverse. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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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. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more