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Old 07-19-2007, 09:09 AM
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Don't know if anybody is aware of this but here it is...

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cho...nt-chondroitin

http://www.stjohn.org/HealthInfoLib/...e.aspx?26,2270

I've been taking chondroitin and glucosamine for years. I wonder if this is the reason my transplanted hair is thinned?



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Don't know if anybody is aware of this but here it is...

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cho...nt-chondroitin

http://www.stjohn.org/HealthInfoLib/...e.aspx?26,2270

I've been taking chondroitin and glucosamine for years. I wonder if this is the reason my transplanted hair is thinned?



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Old 07-19-2007, 01:24 PM
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Kramer-
I have not heard specifically about these two supplements and hair loss, so I can't help as far as an opinion on taking them specifically.
I would like to suggest that you look at this "relationship" against a background of other medications which also list "hairloss" as a possible "side effect". I just randomly typed in that subject and got the following webpage:
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sympto...de-effects.htm
Just to keep things in perspective;
My guess would be that it's a possibility, but not necessarily a probability.
Hope that helps.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:49 PM
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Hi

I think many times we look for other possible reasons why our hair is falling out..

Diet
Stress
Allergies
supplements

In the end ( I would bet 90%), it is simply MPB
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:16 PM
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Kramer-
I have not heard specifically about these two supplements and hair loss, so I can't help as far as an opinion on taking them specifically.
I would like to suggest that you look at this "relationship" against a background of other medications which also list "hairloss" as a possible "side effect". I just randomly typed in that subject and got the following webpage:
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sympto...de-effects.htm
Just to keep things in perspective;
My guess would be that it's a possibility, but not necessarily a probability.
Hope that helps.
Tim,

Thanks for the reply and thanks for the link. Hard to believe there are so many things that can cause hair loss. It'll take me a while to go through them all.

I posted those two links because I have been noticing hair loss from the transplanted area (had 3 HT's)and I noticed a short while back that I didn't see as much hair loss during shampooing and combing my hair after I had stopped taking glucosimine and chondroitin for a few months. When I started taking them again, I started to again notice more hair loss. So I did a search for hair loss for those two supplements and I found those two links which I think (but I could be wrong) are credible medical sources. So I posted them in these forums for others to read and take note of.

Anyway, I have since cut down my dosage to 375/300 from 1500/1200 of what I was taking since I found those two links.

Thanks again,

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Old 07-21-2007, 05:18 PM
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I think many times we look for other possible reasons why our hair is falling out..

Diet
Stress
Allergies
supplements

In the end ( I would bet 90%), it is simply MPB
Yes but in my case, it's the transplanted hair. My diet and health are both exceptionally good. I am under great stress though but I work out 4x/week so I don't see how that could be a factor.

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Old 07-21-2007, 11:59 PM
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Very simple then. Stop taking them.


I agree with the doc.. Correlation does not

equal causation
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