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Hair loss

I just have a quick question is hair loss a symptom of drug abuse? I know a guy who has a few random patches of hair missing in the back of his head.
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228686 tn?1211558307
It can be. Methadone use long term can cause hair loss. I'd assume it's probably the same for other opiates. I believe it has something to do with certain drugs inhibiting calcium production, among other things.
Taking calcium tablets will only help so much, as the drugs block the actual body's ability to process and direct calcium properly.

I also remember potassium is a problem too (lack of due to drug use) but I'm not sure if that plays into hairloss!
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It most assuredly can be, however, there's two ways to get the hair back, one is to stop using, and the other is propecia (works wonders).
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