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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I am 20 year old I started losing hair more frequently in february can the be because of stress or vitamin deficiency or over use of hair putty?

I am 20 year old I started losing hair more frequently in february can the be because of stress or vitamin deficiency or over use of hair putty?

Stress, genetics: Yes, all the above can cause hair loss. There are no proven studies where taking vitamins will help regrow hair, otherwise we'd all be taking vitamins and no one would be bald. Try over the counter topical spironolatone. Or see your doctor for a prescription of propecia (finasteride). (btw, I do not have any financial relationship with either of these medications). I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins help with female hair loss?

Can prenatal vitamins help with female hair loss?

Doubtful, but. ..: Not likely, but I would continue them. Hair loss after pregnancy (telogen effluvium) is common and the result of an arrested phase of hair growth. It may also occur after periods of stress or illness. It is considered harmless and usually resolves after 3-4 months. Nevertheless, prenatal vitamins are likely to be helpful in many ways, especially if you are postpartum and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Are there specific vitamins that can prevent hair loss?

Are there specific vitamins that can prevent hair loss?

No: As long as a person is eating a healthy balanced diet, taking a daily multivitamin + minerals tablet, and doesn't have any underlying serious vitamin deficiency, then adding additional vitamins should not make any difference regarding hair loss. For male-pattern baldness, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see if rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia can be of help. ...Read more

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Can high levels of vitamin A from diet alone cause hair loss?

Can high levels of vitamin A from diet alone cause hair loss?

No.: Vitamin A in usual diet is not known to cause hair loss.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamin which could help to slow down genetic hair loss?

Is there any vitamin which could help to slow down genetic hair loss?

HairTodayGoneTomorro: Slow down yes/maybe. Finasteride in low doses will help the hair follicles survive longer. Minoxidil lotion may help too, but is no miracle cure. Proper hair care (washing, conditioners, brushing, massage, sun, dyes, etc) and nutrition is also important and there's a lot on the web about all of this. Hair loss may also be associated with high stress, probably by changes in your body hormones. ...Read more

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Will prenatel vitamins help with menapausel hair loss and hot flashes?

Will prenatel vitamins help with menapausel hair loss and hot flashes?

Likely not: Unless you have been specifically diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, you will likely get more than enough supplementation from a multivitamin and or routine diet. More and more data is coming out showing the potential adverse effects of taking vitamin and mineral supplements and that large doses can be detrimental - a much more common problem in this country than vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamins I can take that can help my hair grow back from hair loss?

Is there any vitamins I can take that can help my hair grow back from hair loss?

No: No vitamins have been proven to work on hair regrowth. You should make sure your diet provides you with necessary vitamins. Especially make sure zinc and biotin are bountiful in your diet. They seem to be the ones your hair relies on. ...Read more

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I have started mesotherapy injections for hair loss. Should I also be taking vitamins?

I have started mesotherapy injections for hair loss. Should I also be taking vitamins?

Biotin: Biotin is a major component in the natural hair manufacturing process – it is essential to not only grow new hair, but it also plays a major role in the overall health of skin and nails. Biotin is a member of the b-vitamin family and is water soluble in nature. Biotin is also known as the “h” vitamin because is so essential to healthy hair. It is an essential element for overall health of a person. ...Read more

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I suffer from hair loss, what's the main cuz and waht is the treatment for it./if there vitamin deffecient?

I suffer from hair loss, what's the main cuz and waht is the treatment for it./if there vitamin deffecient?

Natural, Not Vit Def: Hair follicles cycle: when follicle stops growing a hair shaft, hair falls out. Tension/pulling on hair accelerates rate of loss. Hair follicle function ↓es with both age ; especially loss of capillary blood supply to follicle in skin. Any inflammatory process in skin around follicles can greatly ↑ rate of hair loss. Fear, anguish can also greatly ↑ both. Vitamin supplements rarely of value. ...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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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

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Which vitamin can I consume to prevent hair loss?

Which vitamin can I consume to prevent hair loss?

Vitamin/hair loss: There are many vitamins but it is tough to know which is best.
The online literature was not very helpful when I looked it up just now.
Please go to your local Pharmacy and have the pharmacist point you in the right direction. The many bottles on the shelf all say how wonderful their product is but I would rather trust the Pharmacist. ...Read more

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Any vitamins to slow hair loss in near 40 year old men?

Biotin: The most evidence for a vitamin that helps with hair growth and maintaining hair and nails is in taking biotin. For an adult it is often dosed at 3, 000 - 5, 000 mcgs. ...Read more

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Women's hair loss. Take women's vitamin; don't want to over do it on anything. Hairdresser & med student anesthesia. Can do it. It's been almost a yr.?

Women's hair loss. Take women's vitamin; don't want to over do it on anything. Hairdresser & med student anesthesia. Can do it. It's been almost a yr.?

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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Good day! Tell me, please, for that matter. On the problem of hair loss applied to trichologist, who appointed me in addition to vitamins and home car?

No cure for normal.: I'm sorry, but your English is difficult to understand. (But it's far better than my Russian?) Is your concern scalp hair loss? Vitamins won't hurt, but are not likely to help. As my photo will tell you, there is no cure for normal male-pattern baldness. A consolation: eunuchs do not lose their hair. ...Read more

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Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Hair loss: I am not aware of vit b complex causing hair loss. It may help hair growth: foe example: b6 can help to prevent eczema, dandruff, dry scalp and psoriasis, conditions that can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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How much and which vitamin b should you take to stop hair loss?

How much and which vitamin b should you take to stop hair loss?

Biotin: Hair loss is a complicated issue that can be caused by many things, ie overproduction of dihydrotestosterone (dht), autoimmune disease, & hypothyroidism. For the sake of answering this question on vitamins, the winners go to biotin & dexapanthenol. These ate two vitamins necessary for hair production. Quality is important so do your research. ...Read more

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I lose a lot of hair is there a shampoo or vitamins to help? What could be causing so much hair loss? Its been going on for a couple of years.

I lose a lot of hair is there a shampoo or vitamins to help? What could be causing so much hair loss? Its been going on for a couple of years.

Physical and labs: A multivitamin can help supplement your diet, especially if you know you are likely not getting all the necessary nutrients. Having labwork done would also be helpful...specifically checking for your thyroid function. Not sure if you scalp is flaky or itchy, or if the hair loss is in one specific area. Worth going to see a physician. ...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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Should I take multi-vitamin tablets while using neutrogena for sebhorreic dermatitis to re-grow hair loss?

Should I take multi-vitamin tablets while using neutrogena for sebhorreic dermatitis to re-grow hair loss?

Your choice: Most people who take multivitamins probably derive no benefit from them, especially if their diet and sun exposure are normal. There is no reason you cannot take a cheap vitamin-and-mineral tablet from a reputable pharmacy chain. Don't spend much money on them, and good luck with the continued treatment of scalp dermatitis -- it can take persistence to treat successfully. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more