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Review: could Fish oil cause Hair loss?
We study 20,072 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 226 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Fish oil (latest outcomes from 21,060 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Hair loss (latest reports from 228,629 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Sep, 11, 2014: 20,072 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 225 people (1.12%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Fish oil when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||0.00%||18.18%||27.27%||36.36%||9.09%||9.09%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Fish oil * :
|Hair loss||85.14%||14.86% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Fish oil * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||3.21%||2.14%||6.95%||9.63%||28.34%||49.73% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Fish oil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||69.23%||30.77%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||9.09%||90.91% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (25 people, 11.11%)
- Hypothyroidism (23 people, 10.22%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (18 people, 8.00%)
- Depression (17 people, 7.56%)
- Vitamin supplementation (17 people, 7.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (57 people, 25.33%)
- Vitamin d (48 people, 21.33%)
- Calcium (44 people, 19.56%)
- Multi-vitamins (28 people, 12.44%)
- Folic acid (26 people, 11.56%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 week ago):
I always had and still have very thick healthy hair.I noticed two years ago after starting on Armour thyroid and Lorazepam also I started using a natural biodentical progesterone cream that slowly I noticed my hair was thinning out in my bang area along with the temple area.
From this study (5 months ago):
Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.
help on Apr, 9, 2014:
hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?
From this study (7 months ago):
I have anxiety off and on especially when I lower my tranzodone. My hair started thinning this month. I don,t know if it has to do to menopause which I just started or maybe lowering my iron intake of 27 mg per day this month .
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