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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you suggest foods that promotes hair growth?

Can you suggest foods that promotes hair growth?

Food for thought: Unless you are lacking in iron or B Vitamins or protein, eating particular foods will not cause hair growth.

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Will eight loss cause hairfall? Which food help to increase hair growth?

Will eight loss cause hairfall? Which food help to increase hair growth?

Maybe: Crash dieting may produce telogen effluvium. It is transient. Get a sensible guide to fitness and diet. Food choice is not the key to this.

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Are there any foods or fruits that help in hair growth? Or any other suggestions please.

Are there any foods or fruits that help in hair growth? Or any other suggestions please.

None are effective: There are no vitamins, herbs, supplements, nor foods that are proven to slow hair loss or improve hair growth. Maintaining a balanced diet of healthy foods, and taking 1 "multivitamin + minerals" tablet each day, should keep a person in normal, good nutritional status... so his scalp and hair should be as healthy as they can be. A doctor can evaluate unusual hair loss for hormonal problems, etc...

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How to grow thick hair? Which food is good for hair growth? I use to have thick hair but because of hairfall it became lean.

How to grow thick hair? Which food is good for hair growth? I use to have thick hair but because of hairfall it became lean.

Check hormones: Thining hair can have many different causes. It's important to make sure that it isn't caused by hormone imbalances like low thyroid. Check with your doctor. If that isn't a problem then biotin is a good supplement to take that can make your hair healthier.

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What foods help hair growth? I'm 23 and my hair is thinning out. I don't use any heat. Taking biotin 5000mcg every day (3 pills as directed)

What foods help hair growth? I'm 23 and my hair is thinning out. I don't use any heat. Taking biotin 5000mcg every day (3 pills as directed)

Check hormones: Before you go too far make sure you don't have any hormone problems. For a young woman thinning hair is very unusual. It's possible you may have a thyroid problem or PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If there is something like that going on you need to address that before nutritional supplements.

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In what foods can I find folic acid? How much of it should I take in, so it can actually help my hair growth?

In what foods can I find folic acid? How much of it should I take in, so it can actually help my hair growth?

Unproven.: There is no credible scientific evidence that Folic Acid will grow your hair. Don't believe everything you read online. That said, it's an important nutrient, and can be found in green leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, broccoli, asparagus, beans, peas, nuts, avocados, corn, carrots, and squash.

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What is are the best foods for healthy hair? How to tackle white hair growth? I'm 30 and I follow a vegetarian diet.

What is are the best foods for healthy hair? How to tackle white hair growth? I'm 30 and I follow a vegetarian diet.

Some ideas: Hair looks grey when the lack of the pigment melanin results in white hairs & they look grey mixed in with your normal hair. There seems to be some consensus that eggs, high protein, spinach (possibly due to copper/iodine), lentils, peppers, sweet potatoes & oysters are helpful. Reduce stress. Possibly on the horizon: a cream containing an enzyme that, when exposed to sunlight, reactivates pigment

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My friend is having irregular periods like 3 months once and hair growth. Suggest her some foods to overcome it naturally without medication.

Excess hair growth: Irregular periods and excess hair growth may be a sign of a hormonal imbalance. In these conditions, there can be increased blood sugar, prediabetes or diabetes. Dairy foods and foods that have high carbohydrates (bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, etc) contribute to increased blood sugar and Insulin resistance. If the irregular periods continue, an evaluation by a gynecologist is a must.

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Can hair thinning occur from dietary deficencies? If so, which nutrients/vitamins/foods are most important and helpful for hair growth and health?

Can hair thinning occur from dietary deficencies? If so, which nutrients/vitamins/foods are most important and helpful for hair growth and health?

Hair: Yes and also from other metabolic disorders like thyroid disease. See your md and perhaps and endocrinologist to be sure it is not related to something other than diet. If it is diet, get off of junk food, eat healthy and take a multivit/see a nutritionist after a blood workup to see what is lacking. Good luck.

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What are some good things to eat or take for hair growth.?

What are some good things to eat or take for hair growth.?

Better hair growth: Hair growth is optimal in a healthy person who maintains good balanced nutrition, healthy lifestyle, gets plenty of rest and is not on medications. Many factors can affect hair growth for the worse: illnesses, medications, extreme diets, stress, deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals, poor thyroid function, immune system diseases and many others.

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What supplements can I eat to promote hair growth?

What supplements can I eat to promote hair growth?

Biotin & Zinc: There are many supplements that touted to promote hair growth. However, most have not been shown to do what they are claiming. Fortunately, there are a couple supplements that do appear to make a difference. Taking biotin (a B vitamin) in doses from 3, 000 - 5, 000 mcg daily and Zinc 25 - 50mg daily can, over time, improve the growth rate, thickness and strength of your hair and nails.

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Greeting...what are the things (to do or to eat) that promote hair growth? Thanks

Greeting...what are the things (to do or to eat) that promote hair growth? Thanks

Depends on reason: hair loss can be due to a lot of medical problems. You need to see your physician to have this checked out. Some people have found success with the use of a supplemental called biotin.

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I am 28 yrs old & having hair loss ever since I came to us 2yrs ago. What should I eat for hair growth & what can I apply on my hair?

I am 28 yrs old & having hair loss ever since I came to us 2yrs ago. What should I eat for hair growth & what can I apply on my hair?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium.