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ask: Hair falling out fast is that caused by Hep C ???

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Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

HI Anon

Thanks for your post!

Hair loss is not generally seen as a symptoms of Hep C. Here are the common symptoms:

■Fatigue
■Loss of appetite
■Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin)
■Darker colored urine
■Light or chalky colored stools
■Loose, light-colored stools
■Abdominal pain
■Aches and pains
■Itching
■Hives
■Joint pain
■Cigarette smokers may suddenly dislike the taste of cigarettes
■Nausea
■Vomiting

Chronic hepatitis C infection may cause some of the above symptoms, as well as:
■Weakness
■Severe fatigue
■Loss of appetite

You can read more here: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/hepatitis-c

What may be the issue is stress or the medications you are taking - some of them can cause hair loss. Taking Vitamin B supplements can help. Ask your doctor if hair loss is a side effect of the medications you are taking.

Best,
~Susan

September 19, 2011 - 12:33pm
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