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Does Creatine cause hair loss

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Does Creatine cause hair loss
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

no creatine doesn't cause hair loss.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I have heard that creating causes hair loss because it increaseS DHT

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I have heard that creatine causes hair loss because it increases DHT

Dr. David :

creatine doesn't increase DHT

Dr. David :

creatine can damage your kidneys if you don't drink enough water

Dr. David :

excessive protein can damage your kidneys.

Dr. David :

if you are worried about hair loss, don't use creatine.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

why

Dr. David :

why what?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

if i am worried about hair loss to not take creatine

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Dr. David?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

are you saying to avoid creatine because it could cause hair loss

Dr. David :

I am saying to avoid creatine because it can cause kidney damage with too much protein.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Ok i understand

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

if you are worried about hair loss, don't use creatine.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

thats what you said

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so should i not use it if i am worried about hair loss

Dr. David :

you shouldn't use it at all.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Ok

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I just heard its good for building muscle

Dr. David :

there are no short cuts.

Dr. David :

you have to exercise at eat protein.

Dr. David :

creatine is no better than egg white protein or chicken protein or greek yogurt protein.

Dr. David :

there are no short cuts to building muscles.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so are you saying not use it because of kidney damage or because it can cause hair loss because you statement ''if you are worried about hair loss, don't use creatine.'' suggests it does cause hair loss

Dr. David :

it doesn't cause hair loss.

Dr. David :

you shouldn't use creatine because of risks of damage to your kidneys.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

ok thank you for you information

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

how about amino acids

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

and protein

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

as supplements

Dr. David :

there are amino acids in the protein you eat in chicken, eggs.

Dr. David :

egg whites have every single amino acid you need.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

is taking protein and amino acids supplements bad for you

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

can taking a protein supplement cause hair loss

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

can taking amino acids supplements cause hair loss

Dr. David :

no, they won't cause hair loss

Dr. David :

but taking protein supplements if you don't drink enough water can damage your kidneys.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

when you say no they wont cause hair loss are you taking about taking protein or amino acids

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

because in the shop they sell protein

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

but they also sell amino acids

Dr. David :

both won't cause hair loss.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

when you say both you mean protein and amino acids

Dr. David :

yes, both proteins and amino acids will not cause hair loss.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

can i drink egg whites

Dr. David :

there are risks with them not cooked.

Dr. David :

best to look them.

Dr. David :

best to cook them.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what are the risks

Dr. David :

salmonella infection if you don't cook the egg whites.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

ok

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Thank you very much for help Dr. David

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

excellent service

Dr. David :

thanks for that

Dr. David :

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JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so basically both proteins and amino acids will not cause hair loss.

Dr. David :

right.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what do you mean right

Dr. David :

they will not cause hair loss

Dr. David :

you have asked me this already?

Dr. David :

you keep asking the same questions.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

ok Dr. Doctor just want to be clear

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

thank you for you help

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

sorry

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

typing error

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

i meant to say

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

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JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

ok Dr. David just want to be clear

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

thank you for your help

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