Is there any way I can stop hair shedding due to iron deficiency?
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Hair shedding with Iron Deficiency
Hair loss from iron deficiency
Understanding and interpreting iron levels as it relates to hair loss is complicated. I like patients to have a ferritin level above 40 but levels less than 40 don't necessarily mean low iron is contributing to the hair loss.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard patients this month alone say "you need a ferritin level of 40 to maintain hair and a level of 70 to grow hair". Such a statement is inaccurate, unsubstantiated and incorrect.
Iron deficiency can cause hair loss. The solution is to take iron supplements.
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