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Zinc Deficiency Coated Tongue Hair Loss
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
Excessive zinc intake 5 or so months ago for 2-3 weeks (100mg+/day), then i discontinued. Now zinc deficiency symptoms are appearing (hair loss), why?
Forgive my frankness: I appreciate your interest in health, which first prompted you to oversupplement (this will upset your gut and risk copper deficiency). Don't self-diagnose zinc deficiency now just because you're losing hair now. You may have telogen effluvium, be losing your temple hair like all newly-adult men do, or something else. Most "pop" nutrition is junk; why not talk with a real dietician? ...Read more
No proven link: As far as i know there is no proven link. If you suffer from geographic tongue, try zinc supplements. It’s been suggested that a zinc deficiency may be responsible for some incidences of geographic tongue. Zinc supplements may lessen the effects of the condition in this case but will not remove it completely. Run your own test and let us know the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is the hair loss from iron deficiency reversible. Can new hair grow back once i get my iron levels to normal?
The normal tongue is generally light pink with visible papillae, which resemble the bristles on your toothbrush. A coated tongue usually has a white to yellowish covering or thickness to it. It can look like a thin layer of tapioca on the tongue. If you brush your tongue regularly, you will get rid of that thickness and a pink tongue will greet ...Read more
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