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Can I have androgenetic hair fall due to vitamin-D deficiency?

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I would like to know how can i tell apart androgenetic hair fall and hair loss due to vitamin D deficiency from the apearance of one's sculp.
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Posted Mon, 19 Aug 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
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Androgenetic hair fall: Here the person will have typical male pattern baldness(hair fall). The pattern will be similar to their father's pattern of baldness, since it is related to gene. The hairline gradually moves backward, more hair loss in temporal side so that there will be M shape.

In vitamin D deficiency there will be diffuse loss of hair. It does not follow any pattern. Need to check for vitamin D level, if deficient then with vitamin D supplement there will be stoppage of hair falling and also regrowth of hair.

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