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What is the type of anemia that is hereditary and causes your hair to go grey?

What is the type of anemia that is hereditary and causes your hair to go grey?

Pernicious anemia: Patients with penicious anemia (pa) produce antibodies against the parietal cells of the stomach which produce intrinsic factor which is necessary for absorbing vtiamin B12 and when virtamin B12 can't be absorbed red blood cell production is decreased, causing anemia. Pa runs in families and is assoicated with premature graying and blue eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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Is there a name for the sort of anemia that is hereditary, causing gray hair as well?

Is there a name for the sort of anemia that is hereditary, causing gray hair as well?

DKC1: The most famous of these is dyskeratosis congenita, in which the cells of the body that must constantly renew themselves eventually fail. Thankfully, it is quite uncommon. Ordinary pernicious anemia (which should not be missed) can make the hair go gray early. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause hair-loss?

Can anemia cause hair-loss?

Not necessarily: Anemia does not but the same cause which caused you to have anemia can make your hair thinner also! What is the cause of your Anemia? in case you know? ...Read more

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Help plz! Can having anemia cause some hair loss?

Help plz! Can having anemia cause some hair loss?

YES. Low Iron: Anemia is a frequent cause of hair loss. In some it is Telogen effluvium which may actually help in having regrowth of hair. ...Read more

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Can taking too much zinc supplements cause anemia hair thinning ? and for how long ? please help !

Can taking too much zinc supplements cause anemia hair thinning ? and for how long ? please help !

Probably not: Stop taking the zinc supplements unless you were advised to do this by an evidence-based holist -- these can be bad for you and make you copper deficient -- and look for a diferent cause of your hair loss (telogen effluvium? hypothyroidism? fungus? alopecia areata? if you're very hairy-chested, early male pattern baldness?). Anemia at your age is VERY worrisome and requires a full workup. ...Read more

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I had blood work done ,no thyroids or any illness accept for urine Fibroids and Anemia .my hair has been thinning out .What could be the cause then?

I had blood work done ,no thyroids or any illness accept for urine Fibroids and Anemia  .my hair has been thinning out .What could be the cause then?

Fibroids, anemia: Hair changes (thinning, brittle, or even loss of hair) common with significant anemia one can get from fibroids. Interestingly, this is completely reversible once the anemia is treated. Other signs of anemia include being tired/weak, lightheaded/dizzy, palpitations, migraine-like headaches, and chewing/craving ice. Get your hemoglobin and iron levels checked. May need to get fibroids treated. ...Read more

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Hi Im taking floradix &Vit B12 to cure anemia caused by low nutrition(Doc Prescribed)Along with im taking Biotin 5000mcg for shiny hair is that safe?

Hi Im taking floradix &Vit B12 to cure anemia caused by low nutrition(Doc Prescribed)Along with im taking Biotin 5000mcg for shiny hair is that safe?

A large dose!: Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is part of B complex vitamins. It is best to take B vitamins together as they may act as cofactors for each other. There are no reported safety concerns about biotin taken with your other supplements, but 5000 mcg is a very large dose; the recommended daily requirement is only 30 mcg! At a minimum, cut it WAY BACK! ...Read more

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Is hair loss caused by anemia or thyroid reversible? I am suffering from heavy bleeding for almost 20 years now and see visible hair loss.

Is hair loss caused by anemia or thyroid reversible? I am suffering from heavy bleeding for almost 20 years now and see visible hair loss.

Usually yes: Usually it is reversible but you have to correct the underlying cause such as replacing iron adequately and supplement thyroid hormone.. Good luck ...Read more

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