2 Hair Loss Remedies

There are many remedies out there to help cure hair loss, ranging from vitamins to natural foods like crushed ginger or avocados. While I can’t speak to the effectiveness of many of these home remedies, I can say that physicians deal with the chief complaint of hair loss quite often, and it is often associated with the side effects of some medications.

The benefits of medication to treat an illness usually outweighs risks such as possible alopecia (a medical term for hair loss), and I’ve seen some physicians offer Zinc and Selenium supplements more often than other vitamins or minerals. Zinc and Selenium supplementation is something I’m not opposed to recommending, as these minerals are likely deficient in some people and replenishing them can sometimes stimulate hair growth. If hair loss is something you’re struggling with, share some thoughts on what you may have used in the past that you’ve found to be helpful.

dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is a second year resident in Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health and awareness with her passion for health, fitness and beauty. In her spare time, enjoys fashion, kayaking on West Meadow Beach, and creating westernized-Asian recipes.