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  1. J

    Normal amount of hairs after drying with towel?

    I don't really see the point. Won't they just recommend finasteride of minoxidil?
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    Normal amount of hairs after drying with towel?

    Yes, I understand that you need the genetic susceptibility to have male pattern baldness but my understanding is that the gene is only expressed when their is some type of environmental trigger. My male pattern baldness started around the start of 2018 but then it seemed to completely stop for...
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    Normal amount of hairs after drying with towel?

    While my iron levels are at the lower end of the recommended healthy range (53 ug/L), I don't think an iron deficiency is causing my problem because my iron levels now slightly higher as what they were around 1 and a half years ago when I wasn't losing hair (42 ug/L). The only thing that appears...
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    Normal amount of hairs after drying with towel?

    OK, and that's when you're not losing hair, right? Because after finishing drying I've noticed that I've been seeing around 25 to 30 hairs, so I presume that means that my male pattern baldness is progressing. It's hard to tell in other ways from looking at my hairline everyday. Sometimes there...
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    Normal amount of hairs after drying with towel?

    When you dry your hair and body with a towel in the shower, what is the approximate number of hairs that you usually see on the shower floor after you've finished drying?
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    Dose-loading Vitamin D-Side Effects.

    Dose-loading Vitamin D completely kills my appetite and makes me tolerate heat and massively reduces my sweating (I am just speculating so take everything I say with a grain of salt. It could be that something else is causing the changes I am experiencing). My Vitamin D levels were at the...
  7. J

    Do phytates decrease iron absorption from iron supplements?

    I'll try taking them on an empty stomach then. Thanks for your help!
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    Do phytates decrease iron absorption from iron supplements?

    I understand that phytates decrease absorption of iron from the food you eat, but does the same thing apply to iron supplements? If I took iron supplements with a meal that contained whole grains, would my iron absorption be lower than if I just took the iron supplements on an empty stomach?
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    Hair Regrowth

    If my male pattern baldness accelerates for a few months due to stress, is that hair gone forever even when I get rid of the stress? I understand that stress can cause temporary hair loss and that it will grow back in people who don't have male pattern baldness. However, I understand that there...
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    Needing to urinate around 3 to 4 times a night

    I have experienced nocturia on and off the last few years but in the last 4 to 5 months or so I have literally experienced it every single night where around 3 to 4 times a night I wake up absolutely dying to use the bathroom. So this happens about a quarter of the times I wake up throughout the...
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    Keep feeling starving about one hour after eating.

    I'm varying what I'm eating at the moment, so I couldn't really tell you. All I can really tell you in terms of the overall picture is that I consume around 4000 calories a day. Each meal is around 1000 calories. Very low fat (around 5 per cent of calories), very high carb (around 85 to 90% of...
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    Keep feeling starving about one hour after eating.

    I got the results of a stool test back and I don't have any parasites. I got a referral to see a gastroenterologist so that they can check for leaky gut, inflammatory bowels, etc. but I doubt they will find anything.
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    Does anyone have experience with probiotics causing diarrhoea?

    There was no dairy. It was in the plant-based section of the supermarked.
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    Does anyone have experience with probiotics causing diarrhoea?

    I had a drink with probiotics in it and then had diarrhoea about an hour later. I know this wasn't because of what I was eating at the same time because I have those foods all the time without any consequence. Has anyone had this experience?
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    Keep feeling starving about one hour after eating.

    When I went back to consuming a large amount of sodium (around 1700 to 3400 mgs of sodium) whenever this starts happening about an hour after meals, the problem immediately goes away and I don't think about food for around 3 to 4 hours again, as though I've just consumed a full meal. I have to...
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    Keep feeling starving about one hour after eating.

    However, what is happening now is that I feel really full and satisfied, then after half an hour to an hour I become starving again. This is in contrast to my earlier problems with hyponatremia where I would need to consume a huge amount of salt with my meals to feel full, but then once full I...
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    Can anxiety throughout the day cause sleep-maintenance insomnia?

    Can anxiety throughout the day cause sleep-maintenance insomnia as well, or just anxiety as you are trying to get to sleep? I always thought that my sleep-maintenance problems were not attributable to anxiety (but were rather something physiological/nutritional/etc.) because I am always able to...
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    Health Issues My experience with zinc deficiency

    Thanks so much for all your help. I've been reading your blog posts and the journal articles you have provided links to in your posts, and am considering trying some zinc and magnesium supplements. Do you know anything about blood tests for zinc and magnesium? I think I will be able to get a...
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    Health Issues My experience with zinc deficiency

    It's interesting that you say this, because I've developed a problem in the last few years where I am getting acne or folliculitis (a dermatologist said it was folliculitis and and a GP said it was acne) over multiple parts of my body. It started on my upper thighs on the front, then progressed...
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    Sleep-maintenance problems almost every night for five years

    I've had ongoing sleep maintenance problems for five years where I repeatedly wake up throughout the night, around 10 - 20 times. Usually I can get back to sleep as soon as I wake up, but the more times I wake up throughout the night the harder it is to go back to sleep, and I end up not getting...