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Question: Crohns Disease linked with hair loss


 Danial - Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:24 pm

HI ive been diagnosed with crohns about 2 moths ago...about a year ago my hair started to thing..I can tell im not balding, plus i don't have any heredity of baldness. I was just wondering if Crohns and hair thinning has any link..i don't think its cause by the med im taking because i just started them.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:04 pm

User avatar Hello -

Chron's can lead to deficiencies of various vitamins and other nutrients (zinc in particular), which can, in turn, lead to thinning hair as well as some skin changes. While vitamin-mineral supplements are probably in order, I would, just to be safe, check with the doctor first before starting such a regimen. In fact, the doctor can not only ok the safety of this, but also would likely be able to guide your choice of what would be most likely to help.

I hope this is helpful to you.

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