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Can prenatal vitamins help with female hair loss?

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Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Doubtful, but ...

Not likely, but i would continue them. Hair loss after pregnancy (telogen effluvium) is common and the result of an arrested phase of hair growth.
It may also occur after periods of stress or illness. It is considered harmless and usually resolves after 3-4 months. Nevertheless, prenatal vitamins are likely to be helpful in many ways, especially if you are postpartum and breastfeeding.

In brief: Doubtful, but ...

Not likely, but i would continue them. Hair loss after pregnancy (telogen effluvium) is common and the result of an arrested phase of hair growth.
It may also occur after periods of stress or illness. It is considered harmless and usually resolves after 3-4 months. Nevertheless, prenatal vitamins are likely to be helpful in many ways, especially if you are postpartum and breastfeeding.
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hair loss vitamins

Hair loss may not be caused by vitamin deficiencies that often.
Hormones such as low thryroid, effects of medication, breakage of hair from abusive grooming habits, too much chlorine or sun, chronic tight hair styles, pulling habits all can affect hair loss. Interestingly, protein deficiency can be a significant cause of hair loss as can congenital hair disorders.

In brief: Hair loss vitamins

Hair loss may not be caused by vitamin deficiencies that often.
Hormones such as low thryroid, effects of medication, breakage of hair from abusive grooming habits, too much chlorine or sun, chronic tight hair styles, pulling habits all can affect hair loss. Interestingly, protein deficiency can be a significant cause of hair loss as can congenital hair disorders.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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