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Low vitamin d and hair loss

Mir Sadat-Ali, Omar N Al Essa, Fawaz M Alani, Hussain K Al Omar, Walid Y Ebrahim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have shown that vitamin D plays an important role in many disease processes. However, data is lacking which correlates the common symptoms attributed with vitamin D levels. This study was undertaken to find the correlation of symptoms and Vitamin D levels among ethnic Saudi Arabian population. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was made and translated in the Arabic language, which included, age, weight and height, ethnicity and marital status...
April 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Jordan M Thompson, Mehwish A Mirza, Min Kyung Park, Abrar A Qureshi, Eunyoung Cho
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common, non-scarring form of hair loss caused by immune-mediated attack of the hair follicle. As with other immune-mediated diseases, a complex interplay between environment and genetics is thought to lead to the development of AA. Deficiency of micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals may represent a modifiable risk factor associated with development of AA. Given the role of these micronutrients in normal hair follicle development and in immune cell function, a growing number of investigations have sought to determine whether serum levels of these nutrients might differ in AA patients, and whether supplementation of these nutrients might represent a therapeutic option for AA...
October 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Tee Wei Siah, Llorenia Muir-Green, Jerry Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a very common problem in women. The underlying pathophysiology remains unclear, and there are no universally agreed treatment guidelines. OBJECTIVE: We explored the clinical features, relevant medical and family history, laboratory evaluation, and treatment and compliance of 210 patients with FPHL. METHODS: Data analysis from case notes was performed on 210 patients with a diagnosis of FPHL seen from January 2011 to December 2011...
April 2016: International Journal of Trichology
Leila J Mady, Dare V Ajibade, Connie Hsaio, Arnaud Teichert, Chak Fong, Yongmei Wang, Sylvia Christakos, Daniel D Bikle
The role for 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and/or calcium in hair follicle cycling is not clear despite their impact on keratinocyte differentiation. We found that calbindin-D9k null (knockout) pups generated from calbindin-D9k knockout females fed a vitamin D-deficient, low-calcium (0.47%) diet develop transient alopecia. The pups appear phenotypically normal until 13 days of age, after which the hair progressively sheds in a caudocephalic direction, resulting in truncal alopecia totalis by 20-23 days, with spontaneous recovery by 28 days...
July 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Aslı Aksu Çerman, Sezgi Sarıkaya Solak, İlknur Altunay, Nihal Aslı Küçükünal
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is considered a T-cell mediated autoimmune disease characterized by patchy loss of hair from scalp and other body parts with no definitive treatment. Calcipotriol is a vitamin D analogue and a potent immunomodulatuary molecule. In recent studies, low serum vitamin D levels have been observed in patients with AA and various autoimmune diseases. Previous reports have also described the effects of vitamin D on hair follicles. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical calcipotriol for the treatment of mild-to-moderate patchy AA...
June 2015: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
H Rasheed, D Mahgoub, R Hegazy, M El-Komy, R Abdel Hay, M A Hamid, E Hamdy
AIM: Evaluation of serum ferritin and vitamin D levels in females with chronic telogen effluvium (TE) or female pattern hair loss (FPHL), in order to validate their role in these common hair loss diseases. METHODS: Eighty females (18 to 45 years old) with hair loss, in the form of TE or FPHL, and 40 age-matched females with no hair loss were included in the study. Diagnosis was based upon clinical examination as well as trichogram and dermoscopy. Serum ferritin and vitamin D2 levels were determined for each participant...
2013: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
Kotb Abbass Metwalley Kalil, Hekma Saad Fargalley
INTRODUCTION: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. It is reported to be present in one in eight million and is characterized by severe growth failure, early loss of hair, lipodystrophy, scleroderma, decreased joint mobility, osteolysis, early atherosclerosis and facial features that resemble those of an aged person. Apart from diabetes mellitus, there are no reported abnormalities of thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary or adrenal function. Here, we report the case of a 10-year-old Egyptian child with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and hypoparathyroidism...
2012: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Vincenza Cascella, Pietro Giordano, Stavros Hatzopoulos, Joseph Petruccelli, Silvano Prosser, Edi Simoni, Laura Astolfi, Anna Rita Fetoni, Henryk Skarżyński, Alessandro Martini
BACKGROUND: Data from animal studies show that antioxidants can compensate against noise-induced stress and sensory hair cell death. The aim of this study was to evaluate the otoprotection efficacy of various versions of orally administered Acuval 400 against noise damage in a rat animal model. MATERIAL/METHODS: Fifty-five Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups: A) noise-exposed animals; B) animals exposed to noise and treated with the Acuval; C) animals exposed to noise and treated with a combination of Coenzyme Q10 and Acuval; D) animals treated only with Acuval and Coenzyme Q10 and with no exposure to noise...
January 2012: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
A Mokosch, C Bernecker, H S Willenberg, N J Neumann
The Kallmann syndrome is a very rare congenital association of gonadotropin-releasing hormone deficiency and hyposmia or anosmia. Clinically it is characterized by low serum concentrations of testosterone and inadequate low levels of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone as well as incomplete sexual maturation, lack of secondary sexual features (facial and body hair growth, deepening of the voice), micropenis and sometimes even cryptorchidism. The reduced or absent sense of smell is typical for the Kallmann syndrome and distinguishes this syndrome from other causes of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism...
October 2011: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Eyad Alhaj, Nehad Alhaj, Nezam E Alhaj
A 4-year-old girl was evaluated for hair loss of a few weeks' duration. History of the present illness, medical history, and review of systems were obtained from the parents, who described progressive diffuse hair loss with hair dryness and brittleness, with no change in the child's eating habits or any other unusual symptoms. No fever, weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chronic cough, dyspnea, change in appetite, change in bowel habit, or urinary symptoms were noted. On further questioning, her nutritional history revealed that she always favored cow's milk in her diet...
July 2007: Skinmed
M Ohba, Y Hori, E Kadowaki, T Takamatsu, M Matsuoka
A compound having structures of both vitamins E and C, L-ascorbic acid dl-alpha-tocopherol phosphoric acid diester potassium salt (EPC-K), which was proven to have both anti-oxidative3%!d moisturizing effects, has been formulated in the quasi drug hair growing products to mainly prevent dandruff and itching which may be one of the causes for the hair loss. Stabilities of EPC-K in 75% ethanolic solutions with various pHs (2-10) were examined extensively by storing them at 50 degrees C for 30 d and by sunlight exposure for 30 d...
July 1994: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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