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Zinc Shampoo Hair Loss
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
Is her zinc low?: Your are correct, zinc supplementation can be beneficial for hair or skin problems--however, that is only applicable when the zinc level in the body is inadequate. Giving more zinc than necessary to a child that is not deficient is not going to help however. Please have your child examined by a board-certified pediatrician or dermatologist. A blood test for zinc may prove useful, which she can do. ...Read more
I think taking zinc stimulated my sex hormones and caused hair loss what should I do to reverse the damage caused to my hair please help?
Probably: There are a number of different types of hair loss, from alopecia areata, to telogen effluvium, to scarring conditions like discoid lupus and lichen planopilaris. A dermatologist will help you get the correct diagnosis and find a treatment plan to get you back on track. Most of the time hair loss is reversible, especially if caught early. ...Read more
I was taking 50mg zinc twice sumetimes 3 times a day along with colostrum, can this cause hair loss ? Please help . & what should I do ?
I am 17 male, I have hair loss problem since 6 months.Day by day more hair losing. Before i used shampoo everyday but nowadays twice a week.
SURE: It is a good idea, if you feel good taking it and improving your outlook. ...Read more
Doubtful: You should see your doctor for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Clogged Follicles: As a hair transplant surgeon, i can tell you that is nearly impossible to for a hair follicle to become 'clogged.' while it is true that after hair growth ceases at the follicle, it does fill with sebum, however, this is not the cause of the hair loss, it is merely the result of the follicle not producing hair anymore. Certain shampoos can cause irritation, which diminishes hair growth, however. ...Read more
If iron is low...: It is possible that excess zinc can cause low iron which can cause hair loss. In the best of worlds you should have your iron levels checked; if it is low then iron is likely to help. The reason for caution is that iron is a pro-oxidant which can increase risk of heart disease and cancer so you don't want to take it unless you need it! see http://bit.Ly/1a76u8f you can also eat iron-rich foods. ...Read more
There is a new shampoo in Amazon, it's Pura d'or Hair Loss Prevention Premium Organic Shampoo,
Is it any good!?? Can I use it!??
Please help I have excesive dandruf. Hair loss too. Right nw cnt prevent hairloss bt dis dandruf is iritating. Any medicine any shampoo? Plz help
Dandruff: Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis), not shampooing often enough, psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis), or even a yeast-like fungus (malassezia). When regular shampoos fail, otc dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works for you. ...Read more
What can you do for hair loss? My mom is 50 and is now suffering from hair loss but not major but noticeable. How can I help her? Shampoo change? Ty!
I am trying to find a culprit to my hair loss i was supplementing with zinc and i was exceeding the amount now I have hair thinning, is it low copper?
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