Hair growth is a delicate bodily function that can be affected by many factors, including our diets. For this reason, vitamin B deficiency and hair loss are often interrelated. While you may be able to improve thinning hair by integrating these vitamins into your diet more regularly, some patients will require professional hair restoration treatment. Temporary hair loss caused by vitamin B deficiency can trigger a genetic hair loss condition that can often be permanent. True & Dorin Medical Group in New York, New Jersey, and Boston has been providing patients with innovative solutions for over 30 years. Dr. Robert J. Dorin and Dr. Robert H. True can address persistent thinning with safe, effective hair restoration procedures or non-surgical treatment.
How are Vitamin B and Hair Loss Related?
Generally, B vitamins such as B7 (biotin), B6, B12, and B8 (inositol) are needed to maintain healthy hair. When your body is not receiving the proper nutrients, it will make efforts to conserve energy for vital functions. Hair growth will be one of the first processes affected. Signs you may be deficient in B complex vitamins can include:
- Lack of energy
- Dry skin
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mouth ulcers
- Early gray hair
Due to the importance of these vitamins, it is important to take preventative measures to decrease your risk of deficiency.
Maintaining a well-rounded diet including whole grains, fruits, and vegetables should be sufficient for most people to prevent deficiency. However, many women experience hair loss during menopause and pregnancy due to a decrease in B12 and other nutrients. Groups with restricted diets such as vegans, those who have recently lost a substantial amount of weight, or patients with hyperthyroidism can often suffer from vitamin B deficiency and hair loss. For these types of patients, their primary physician can often provide sufficient nutritional counseling.
Treating a Hair Loss Condition Triggered by Vitamin B Deficiency
If your hair loss does not improve after increasing your vitamin B consumption, it may be the result of another condition. For some patients, the reduction in hair follicles in the growth cycle may activate a genetic predisposition, leading to prolonged hair loss.
Dr. True and Dr. Dorin have helped many patients suffering from hair loss caused by a vitamin B deficiency by applying an individualized approach to every treatment.
Meeting with one of our experienced hair restoration doctors can help you determine if you are suffering from permanent hair loss. During your consultation, Dr. True or Dr. Dorin will examine your scalp and hair follicles to determine the cause of your hair loss. You will also discuss your medical history and current medications, as well as your treatment options, which include follicular unit extraction (FUE), follicular unit transplantation (FUT), low-level laser therapy (LLLT), and bio-enhanced hair transplant. Certain methods may be more effective for different degrees of hair loss and medical factors, but we always recommend treatment based on the best interests of our patients.
Overcome Hair Loss
Dr. True and Dr. Dorin have helped many patients suffering from hair loss caused by a vitamin B deficiency by applying an individualized approach to every treatment. If you are concerned about your thinning hair, contact us online or by phone at (866) 629-0866 to schedule a consultation.