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Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

No: Correct the thyroid dysfunction, and the hair may regrow. Biotin has no effect on thyroid hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Hair loss: Biotin is not deficient in hyperthyroid states correction of thyroid status will restore hair loss after 12 to 14 weeks once normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Will loosing weight cause hair fall?

Will loosing weight cause hair fall?

Sometimes: Usually this is an athletic, anorexic woman who stops having menstrual periods. ...Read more

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What vitamins help promote healthy hair?

What vitamins help promote healthy hair?

D,B,E, Biotin, Zinc: Get enough sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, over-washing, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. When needed use quality conditioner. ...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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Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

Biotin has been reco: Biotin has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners.As it is shown that biotin deficiency can cause hair loss.It can be tried with a dose of 2to 10 mgm per day, to stop the shortage and prevent hair loss selenium in excess can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Would taking biotin supplements help with hair loss?

Would taking biotin supplements help with hair loss?

No: Save your money. If it concerns you see a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can begin otc minoxadil (generic rogain) which actually helps a little bit. Biotin is useless. ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements make hair grow faster?

What vitamins and supplements make hair grow faster?

Many: There are many. Take a multivitamin every morning and a b complex vitamin which should cover them. There are also vitamins sold specifically for hair growth in pharmacies. The vitamins include b complex vitamins, vitamin a, biotin, vitamin c, and vitamin e. Also eat a healthy well balanced diet. ...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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Which vitamins help hair grow?

Which vitamins help hair grow?

Vitamins A,B,C,E: Beta-carotene, vitamins a, b, c, e, zinc, iron, copper, omega fatty acids, biotin, Folic Acid are all important for healthy hair growth. You can get optimal amounts of these essential nutrients by eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and taking supplements. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

It does in some peop: It may do for some people as it is indicated for that.But in my opinion success with rogain is limited. ...Read more

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Will msm & multivitamin with biotin stop and reverse hair loss?

Will msm & multivitamin with biotin stop and reverse hair loss?

Possibly: Biotin if a vitamin that promotes hair and nail growth and can help people with hair loss. Not sure what msm is can you elaborate? ...Read more

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Natural way yo thicken hair and prevent hair loss?

Hair loss prevention: There is no 100% remedy, however, some people have had success by completing a scalp coconut oil massage about 2 to 3 times a month. ...Read more

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Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

No.: If you mean hair dye, no -- it will make no difference, one way or the other, in your rate of hair loss. The hair will usually grow back once your thyroid level is corrected, however. ...Read more

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Can losing weight lead to hair loss?

Can losing weight lead to hair loss?

Yes : Two things and one cause... The thyroid gland sits on top of the adam's apple. It produces T4 that later gets converted to the active hormone T3 (liothyronine) that acts like the accelerator for energy and metabolism to burn calories & is vital for hair production. So a low working thyroid (hypothyroidism) can manifest with weight gain and hair loss. A big pitfall in medicine is that most docs only order tsh. ...Read more