Can vitamin b-12 deficiency cause hair loss?

Yes. In a simple answer vitamin B12 can cause hair loss as well as fatigue. Vitamin b-12, which is also known as cyanocobalamine or cobalmin, is an essential nutrient in our diet. It is required for development of red blood cells, and is used to make the protective coating surrounding nerves.

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Doe vitamin B12 deficiency (due to tropical sprue) can cause hair loss at hairline??? And is this type of hair loss is reversible???

Hairloss. Since the growth of hair requires several things including nutrition, vitamins and hormones, having tropical sprue would definitely cause your body to be stressed thus possibly lead to some hair loss. This type of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium. Usually will resolve when the underlying problem is taken care of. Read more...

I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum. It causes deficiency of vitamin b12, d, iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??

Vitamin. colitis can cause degrees of malabsorption if that's the case you can be vitamin deficient this could cause B12 Folic Acid and other vitamin deficiencies which might contribute to your hair loss or other medical problems seek medical care with your internist or gastroenterologist good luck. Read more...

I am suffering from malabsorption (iron, vitamin b12, vitamin d deficiency). Bcoz of it I had severe hair loss from 6 months. Is it reversible?

May be. Is your hair loss due to malabsorption or due to hereditary reasons? If it is due to nutritional deficiencies, there may be some reversal on correcting the deficiencies. However loss due to hereditary factors will not reverse. Read more...

Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Hair loss. I am not aware of vit b complex causing hair loss. It may help hair growth: foe example: b6 can help to prevent eczema, dandruff, dry scalp and psoriasis, conditions that can cause hair loss. Read more...

How much and which vitamin b should you take to stop hair loss?

Biotin. Hair loss is a complicated issue that can be caused by many things, ie overproduction of dihydrotestosterone (dht), autoimmune disease, & hypothyroidism. For the sake of answering this question on vitamins, the winners go to biotin & dexapanthenol. These ate two vitamins necessary for hair production. Quality is important so do your research. Read more...