Should I take biotin for hair loss?

Sir i'm having excessive hair loss... Should i take biotin... If i. So which 1 should i take plz suggest. Tnk u

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Biotin for hair looss

Biotin usually does not stop hair loss in young men. There are better medications including minoxidil and finasteride


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Biotin for hair looss

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Biotin usually does not stop hair loss in young men. There are better medications including minoxidil and finasteride


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using Biotin for hair loss ??

When it comes to incorporating vitamins and supplements into your life as part of a hair loss prevention tactic, anything in the vitamin B family can help a great deal.Biotin is a Vitamin B complex, which means it could play a crucial role in working through your hair loss by using a more natural approach.Biotin is found in several foods such as carrots, liver, yeast, bananas –mostly .Symptoms of Biotin deficiency include decreased appetite, dermatitis, achromotrichia (loss of pigment in hair), and alopecia (hair loss).

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using Biotin for hair loss ??

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When it comes to incorporating vitamins and supplements into your life as part of a hair loss prevention tactic, anything in the vitamin B family can help a great deal.Biotin is a Vitamin B complex, which means it could play a crucial role in working through your hair loss by using a more natural approach.Biotin is found in several foods such as carrots, liver, yeast, bananas –mostly .Symptoms of Biotin deficiency include decreased appetite, dermatitis, achromotrichia (loss of pigment in hair), and alopecia (hair loss).

Mehmet Resat Arpaci, MD
Turkey Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Biotin for hair loss. Good idea or not?

There is not much evidence that biotin supplement has much of a role in hair loss. It is safe to take at doses of 2000-5000 mcg per day. But it's unlikely it will do anything helpful for most people. The only exception would be the elderly, pregnant women, individuals with chronic alcohol intake, individuals taking seizure medications, individuals using chronic antibiotics. These are my main exceptions. Even in these situations, biotin deficiency is still fairly rare. 

Biotin for hair loss. Good idea or not?

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There is not much evidence that biotin supplement has much of a role in hair loss. It is safe to take at doses of 2000-5000 mcg per day. But it's unlikely it will do anything helpful for most people. The only exception would be the elderly, pregnant women, individuals with chronic alcohol intake, individuals taking seizure medications, individuals using chronic antibiotics. These are my main exceptions. Even in these situations, biotin deficiency is still fairly rare. 

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