Zinc deficiency and hair

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Offline Sharmin

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Zinc deficiency and hair
« on: October 14, 2008, 04:57:07 PM »
I have heard that thal majors are likely to have dry and brittle hair - is this a sign of zinc deficiency? 

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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 05:00:15 PM »
Really? Because my daughter's hair is so silky and soft that it's hard to keep it in any clips or catchers  :wink

She in not taking any zinc syrup.

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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 05:04:10 PM »
My daughter's hair is really silky (same problem with the clips  :teehee), my son's hair used to be the same way but lately it is a little more dry than my daughter's hair so I thought that it maybe because of a zinc deficiency.   Sometimes his hair stands up like a porcupine  :teehee :teehee
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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 05:30:40 PM »
Hello,

The deal with me is totally different. I am on Zinc syrup cause of my acne. So, to clear my skin my doc has put me on a zinc syrup.


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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 12:40:55 AM »
Hey Sahil,

Zinc is very important for thals - if you gives you radiant skin too that's a bonus   :thumbs

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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008, 05:31:16 AM »
Hi

Zinc is very important to the body and is highly depleted by thal. Generally i check it's levels in my son's body every 3 months in addition to phosphrous and calcium.

Zinc is important because
1- It is a building block in the process of growth and lack of it leads to stunned growth
2- It is needed in the production of 350 enzyme made by the body

In Dubai airport i found in the pharmacy on shelf a syrup with a brand name Osteocare that had calcium, magnisium (ratio 2:1), zinc and vitamin D. This seems a good combination and easily administered by kids

manal
« Last Edit: October 15, 2008, 09:33:07 AM by Manal »

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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 09:36:54 AM »
Hmmm...I think i should start zinc syrup for my daughter,can anyone from Pakistan suggest a brand name? and the dosage too.

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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 10:34:30 AM »
Zaini,

I am taking Zincovit Syrup, its manufactured by Apex Laboratories Ltd. The dosage is 5ml twice daily.

Each 5ml conatins:

Zinc Sulphate 22.2mg

Nicotinamide 7.5mg

Lysine Hydrochloride 5mg

D-Panthenol 1.25mg

Thiamine Hydrochloride 0.75mg

Phosphate Sodium 0.75mg

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 0.5mg

Copper Sulphate 100mcg

Potassium Iodide 50mcg

Selenium 10mcg

Cyanocobalamin 0.5mcg

Vitamin A (as Palmitate) 1250 IU

Cholecalciferol 100 IU

Vitamin E 2.5 IU


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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 10:39:00 AM »
GOD! how many more  :wah :wah :wah?

I guess one should mix all the things Thalassemia Major need in ONE BIG CAPSULE :@
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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2008, 10:50:05 AM »
I guess one should mix all the things Thalassemia Major need in ONE BIG CAPSULE :@

Lols Ayesha!! I too feel the same at times :smiley

If you have the want of living a good life, you got to do all this. No Way Out!!


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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2008, 12:38:42 PM »
yea :/ okay is it necessary to take Zinc tablet?

m having hair fall issues these days ;(
-Ayesha

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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2008, 10:37:42 AM »
Hi Ayesha,
m having the same isue with my hair.
don't know what to do.
I AM  SUFFERING FROM THALA MAJOR

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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2008, 11:25:38 AM »
hey ,
i having hair fall issue as well  . but thanx God , i still have alot .. wow it feel's very good when my hair move with the waves calm wind ....
about zinc supplement , i m using
Zincat Syrup ( Elemental Zinc )

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Sometimes , He breaks our heart to make us whole.
Sometimes , He sends us pain so we can be stronger.
Sometimes , He sends us failure so we can be humble.
Sometimes , He sends us illness so we can take better care of our selves.
Sometimes , He takes everything away from us so we can learn the value of everything we have.

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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2008, 02:29:32 PM »
I started the Zincat syrup for my daughter,can some one tell me about the correct dosage for her? She is 7 and a half years old and weighs 26 kg.

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Re: Zinc deficiency and hair
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2008, 02:33:09 PM »
I Repeat my question:

Is it necessary to take Zinc tablet?

m having hair fall issues these days ;(
-Ayesha

 

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