Does Anyone Know How Coumadin Causes Hair Loss And If Vitamin B Helps?


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Rena Chisholm answered
 I worked as a cosmetologist for 20 years and can tell you that some medications do cause hair loss.
 There is a vitamin made especially for hair that you can pick up at most vitamin stores. It says Hair Care Vitamins right on the bottle and has everything needed for healthy hair in it. Such as Keratin and Biotin.
Biotin is a complex B vitamin and an essential for energy and overall health. Most people get enough in their diet. We only need around 30 mcg per day and usually get more than that. Liver, egg yolks; yeast and dried beans are a good source for Biotin production. Consuming raw egg whites can prevent the bodys' production of Biotin.
Keratin is an extremely strong protein that is essential to healthy skin, hair and nails.
 You will have to be faithful in taking them everyday and it will take about 6 to 8 weeks before you will know if they are working for you.
Also, I recommend that you go to a beauty supply store and pick up a bottle of (Hairseptic). Apply it to your scalp two or three times a week and massage it in for about 5 minutes or as directed on the bottle. The Hairseptic will help to unclog the medication that comes out of your body through the skin and scalp. The massaging of your scalp with produce better blood flow to the scalp, which will assist in the hair growth process.
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Debby commented
Thanks Tamarind. I started taking a hair care supplement about a month ago. I'm going to get the Hairseptic and use that as well.
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Rena Chisholm commented
You are welcome. The scalp massaging is really important.
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Anonymous answered
I was on coumadin and it definitely caused a lot of hair loss, but vitamin b can help. It's not a miracle worker, but it can make the hair healthier. Make sure to keep eating foods with vitamin k, (don't stop just because it mucks with the coumadin levels) eat the same amount of vitamin k every day, whether that be a salad with spinach leaves every day for lunch, or an avocado a day. The loss of vitamin k is what causes the hair to fall out, and coumadin depletes vitamin k.
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Debby commented
Thanks.....a lot! I never thought the hair loss might be from the loss of a vitamin or nutrient. And I have cut back quite a bit on foods with vitamin K since I started taking coumadin. Thanks again.

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