Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Can Vitamin Deficiency Cause Hair Loss?

I am a woman over 50 and have been a vegetarian for over 20 years.  I am experiencing hair thinning and other than not eating meat, have a very healthy diet and take multi-vitamins and calcium with vitamin D daily. What could be causing my hair loss?

Anytime you avoid meat, you must make up that source of iron in your diet.  Iron is essential for red blood cell production and iron deficiency is a factor in thinning hair.

A simple iron blood test can be done without a doctors prescription and will give you a good benchmark to see if that is a factor in your hair loss.

Hair thinning can also be from genetics, thyroid disorders, stress, major illness, prescriptions or other infections.  A trip to your doctor for a check up will help you get to the root of the problem.

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