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Doctor insights on: Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms Hair Loss

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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

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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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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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

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Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer ?

Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer ?

Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for facial hair lead to a vitamin d deficiency or cause skin cancer?

Can laser treatment for facial hair lead to a vitamin d deficiency or cause skin cancer?

No: Neither has ever been reported. The wavelengths used are not in the spectrum to cause either condition. ...Read more

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Can iron and vitamin d deficiency cause head confusion and dizziness?

Can iron and vitamin d deficiency cause head confusion and dizziness?

Not known to happen: Vitamin d deficiency is common. Many people are taking extra vit. D and drinking more nonfat milk to correct that problem. Blurred vision is also a common symptom, but is not related to vit. D (researchers are still studying vit.D). Many eye problems can cause blurry vision, so a person should be seen by an ophthalmology eye doctor. One should not try to fix his own vision by just taking vitamins. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin d deficiency cause jair loss or dizziness?

Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin d deficiency cause jair loss or dizziness?

Not likely: Vitamin d deficiency is wide spread as are hair loss and dizziness but are not related. If you are deficient in vitamin d you should take an over the counter vitamin d supplement. ...Read more

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Are there of long term symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Are there of long term symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Yes: Long term vitamin d deficiency in adults can lead to osteomalacia (bone softening) and osteoporosis (bone density loss, causing easy fracturing). Other symptoms of a deficiency of vitamin d are muscle pains, muscle weakness, and aches in the bones. In children, prolonged vitamin d deficiency causes rickets (bony deformities). ...Read more

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What do I need to know about vitamin d deficiency? What are the symptoms?

What do I need to know about vitamin d deficiency? What are the symptoms?

Easy to treat: Hi. What to do is easy. Take vitamin D supplements. We humans are capable of making our own vitamin D, but it requires way more sunlight exposure than most of us ever get (being stuck indoors working during the daylight hours). Vitamin D deficiency is very common for that reason. It is almost always completely asymptomatic. Rarely, it can cause osteomalacia, in which there are bone pain, fractures ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? How do doctors treat this?

What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? How do doctors treat this?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D is needed by the cells of your body and it acts more like a hormone in that it talks to the DNA of the cells and gets the cell doing what is was made to do. The symptoms are silent till you have cancer, a broken bone, or just don't feel well and a doctor checks your level. Take 1000 to 2000 IU a day and don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of vitamin d deficiency?

Nonspecific: They may be subtle and nonspecific. It's easy to get tested in your doctor's office and replacement therapy is cheap, safe and easy. Don't wait until you have symptoms, because then it;s too late. ...Read more

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What symptoms are commonly seen with vitamin d deficiency?

Muscle pain&fatigue&: Many with d deficiency have no obvious symptoms but many do. For example, most people with chronic back pain have low vit d; research shows giving d almost always improves the pain. Fatigue & frequent infections are other common symptoms. See http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/ & http://www.Naturalnews.Com/026966_pain_vitamin_d_deficiency.Html. ...Read more

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Could I have a vitamin d deficiency? Do you get symptoms?

Could I have a vitamin d deficiency?  Do you get symptoms?

Yes: Vit d is supporting the whole immune systems, besides other multiple organs, tissues and not only bone health as emphasized in the past. So when vit d deficiency/insufficiency - osteoporosis, low immunity with frequent colds, development of cancers, affects the brain function- dementia, depression, adversely influencing the diabetes and many others, .... Generalized weakness, prone to falls, ..... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency in most women?

Statin intolerance: Women and men with vitamin d deficiency often have myalgia-myocitis when they take statins. Normalizing the serum vitamin d then allows the physician to successfuly re-start statins in over 90% of patients. Cj glueck md. ...Read more

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What are different ways to relieve the symptoms of a vitamin d deficiency?

Yes.: Give high dose d2 or d3 until the deficiency no longer is present by laboratory measurement! ...Read more

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