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Can I take prenatal vitamins for hairloss I recently had a baby 4 months ago and my hair been falling like leaves on tree!?

Can I take prenatal vitamins for hairloss I recently had a baby 4 months ago and my hair been falling like leaves on tree!?

Alopcia after childb: Alopecia ( hairloss) after childbirth is rare, however it could happen if you had a rather difficult delivery or you have post-partum depression. Taking your prenatal vitamins probably would not help with alopecia but would not hurt anything either. Alpecia may be related to hormonal imbalance and it may be a good idea to check with your physician to explore possiblt thyroid or pituitary problems. ...Read more

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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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Which vitamin deficiency can cause hairloss?

Which vitamin deficiency can cause hairloss?

Why do you ask?: Nowadays, vitamin deficiency is only a rare cause of hair loss. If you make this assumption based on a charlatan's website, you'll end up buying something that won't work, and if you complain, you'll be told it was your fault. Biotin deficiency sufficient to cause hair loss is hard to get. Get with a competent physician if hair loss is a concern. ...Read more

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Hi! does biotin help in hairloss problem? Or any other vitamins?

Hi! does biotin help in hairloss problem? Or any other vitamins?

Biotin: Is often used to help with hair loss but it is not a miracle cure. There are other vitamins that can help as well, especially if there is a deficiency. It is best to get some testing done to help determine the cause of the hair loss so that the treatment can be more specific. Test for iron/ferritin levels, vitamin b12/folate, vitamin d3, thyroid, hormones, etc. ...Read more

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Sir i'm suffering from hairloss.. Not hereditary.. But due to misuse of minoxidil and aminexil solution n vitamin overdose.. Please help..

Sir i'm suffering from hairloss.. Not hereditary.. But due to misuse of minoxidil and aminexil solution n vitamin overdose.. Please help..

Hair Loss: Minoxidil can cause hair loss in some patients. What you need is a scalp biopsy to determine the type of hair loss you have as in male pattern hair loss which is genetic or telogen effluvium(te) which is hair loss caused by increased shedding. Male pattern hair loss is treated with Propecia (finasteride) which is an oral prescription medication.Te is treated with B12 injections? ...Read more

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Which excess vitamins cause hair loss?

Which excess vitamins cause hair loss?

Recent research: suggests that low vitamin D may be a factor in hair loss, along with low iron. Please see your doc who may check these levels and tell you proper dose of either if necessary. Peace and good health. Stress can also be a factor. A more remote possibility is alopecia, an autoimmune condition, which a dermatologist can help with. ...Read more