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Does low iron in blood cause hair to thin?

One of the most common causes of hair loss in pre-menopausal women is not hormones, but a nutritional deficiency, with depleted iron stores being the most important factor! Iron deficiency could also be the most likely underlying cause when hair loss is subtle; slowly thinning out over many months or even years! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Lissa Reply:

    Unhealthy hair can be an indicator that you have certain medical problems that you may not be aware of. Low levels of estrogen during menopause can also result in dry hair, Hair may become thin and fall out if you are anemic, or iron deficient. birth-control pills, antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs and blood thinners, Source:

  2. Mariana Reply:

    Dec 5, 2010 Pumping Iron: Can Low Iron Levels Cause Hair Loss? Most assume that their ever-thinning hair is a result of genetics and there is little with anemia, an inability of the blood to carry oxygen due to low levels of hemoglobin.

  3. Charmaine Reply:

    Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells.This can cause low iron in your blood. Source:

  4. Leighann Reply:

    Iron-deficiency anemia can be the consequence of several factors, including insufficient iron in the diet or ongoing blood loss. Source:

  5. Obdulia Reply:

    A common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. (Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Source:

  6. Alessandra Reply:

    what can I take that will up to normalI have had keep my iron and blood colonospy, endescopy (sp ) and bone marrow test. I get so low on blood that I can’t hardly walk acrss t

  7. Teofila Reply:

    have you ever looked into PCOS-Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome beyond what your doctor says?? Many doctors say no! to PCOS and then when women go to a specialist that actually deals with it they find help!

  8. Argentina Reply:

    Can iron deficiency cause hair loss? Yes,it can but you should have your iron blood levels tested before taking any iron supplements. Does hair dye cause hair

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