Q&A: Is There A Link Between Hair Loss & Anemia?

A woman pulling at a strand of her hair as she looks at itQ: Is there a link between hair loss and anemia?

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A: Anemia is a lack of red blood cells or of hemoglobin and there are several types of anemia. Research has found that iron deficiency anemia is linked to hair loss.


Don’t take iron supplements without visiting your doctor. If you are not iron deficient, you can get iron overload if you take supplements. If you are experiencing hair loss, I would definitely go to the doctor because this could be a symptom of a serious illness such as a bleed somewhere inside the body.


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