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Doctor insights on: Vitamin D Deficiency And Hair Loss

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Does vit D deficiency cause massive hair loss and scalp soreness in women?

Does vit D deficiency cause massive hair loss and scalp soreness in women?

Doubtful: Vitamin D's main action is on the bones and blood calcium levels. It also has effects on other systems which are being studied but severe effects on the skin and hair have not been described. Even if your D level is a bit low I would check with a dermatologist to see if something else may be going on ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?

Can cause Iron Def: If melanoma has traveled to the GI tract and has created tumor that is bleeding, it can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Melanoma does not cause vit d deficiency. ...Read more

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How to check vitamin dificiency for hair loss ? Which vitamin difeciency cause very weak hair and hair loss ?

How to check vitamin dificiency for hair loss ? Which vitamin difeciency cause very weak hair and hair loss ?

Seldom the cause: Despite all the "pop" stuff you'll find on the internet, vitamin deficiency is seldom the cause of hair loss. People are just trying to sell you stuff. An inexpensive multiple vitamin daily is usually more than enough if you're eating sensibly. Look for some other cause -- male pattern baldness, hypothyroidism, alopecia areata, seborrhea, fungus, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Does calcium and vitamin d and biotin help in growth ?

Does calcium and vitamin d and biotin help in growth ?

Not at your age: If you are deficient in calcium and vitamin D during your growing years, you may have some impairment in bone development. Even then the effect is not dramatic and they certainly won't make much difference at age 20. As for biotin, there is some suggestion that it may improve nail and hair growth although there has been no scientific proof on this. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency or vitamin d deficiency cause your body to shake?

Can iron deficiency or vitamin d deficiency cause your body to shake?

May be: Some one deficient in iron and vitamin D is likely to be deficient in other nutrients as well. If would be prudent to consult a doctor for a proper assessment. In the mean time, take a multivitamin tablet daily. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin deficiency really cause hair loss?

Can a vitamin deficiency really cause hair loss?

No.: No particualar vitamin associated with hair growth/loss, even though some advocate that biotin in large dose would help hair growth. Poor nutrition (so, vitamin deficiency as a consequence) would lead to hair loss. ...Read more

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What can cause vitamin d and iron deficiency besides nutrition?

What can cause vitamin d and iron deficiency besides nutrition?

Vit D and iron def: Besides dietary causes: vit d deficiency can be seen in inflammatory states in the body as well. Iron deficiency may e form excessive blood loss or destructino ofo rbcs. ...Read more

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I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if i take vitamin D and iron together ?

I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if i take vitamin D and iron together ?

No problem: Taking both vitamin D and iron together should not be a problem. Your stomach may be sensitive to one of these drugs so if you have any symptoms such as nausea or pain you should try taking them at different times. ...Read more

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What can cause vitamin d and iron deficiency other than nutrition?

What can cause vitamin d and iron deficiency other than nutrition?

Deficiencies : This question is difficult to answer in such a short space. Examples can only be given. Vitamin d deficiency can be caused by kidney disease, for example. Iron deficiency can be due to loss of iron through bleeding, as with menstruation. ...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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Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Depends: Vitamin d deficiency is usually poor intake or lack of sunlight exposure or both. Iron deficiency can be poor intake, poor absorption, or excessive iron loss, which usually means bleeding. ...Read more

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A. Vitamin d defiencey cause poor appetite?

Vitamin D: If you indeed have vitamin D deficiency you must talk to your doctor about the dose you need. A 500 dose of vitamin D daily would be fine. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Does low vitamin d cause weight loss?

Does low vitamin d cause weight loss?

No: Vitamin d levels have no effect on weight loss, but it is always important to normalize vitamin d levels if they are low. ...Read more

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Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Vitamin deficiency: Not usually. Vitamin deficiencies are usually due to dietary deficiencies, but rarely can be related to problems absorbing nutrients. That may be due to a genetic defect. ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is 13. Does vit d deficiency cause facial swelling??

My vitamin d level is 13. Does vit d deficiency cause facial swelling??

No: B"sd No not a reason for facial swelling Quite low levels very low are common, significance is unclear. "Correct" level of vitamin D are quite arbitrary - usually given as 30 but as low as 15 may be fine. Some recent studies also suggest higher levels may even be harmful. I would check your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels (PTH) as elevated levels usualy reflect Vit D deficiency. ...Read more

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Can deficiency of vitamin d effect height growth?

Can deficiency of vitamin d effect height growth?

Yes: You should discuss with your parents and with doc taking 5000 iu vit d is reasonable. ...Read more

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Hair loss diarrhea frequent urination low vitamin d cause?

Not likely: There seems to be more going on than meets the eye. A physical exam, including blood tests, can shed light on underlying conditions, for example hypothyroidism or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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