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Friday, December 25, 2009 Laurie, Community Member, asks

Q: Can blood pressure and cholestrol medications cause thinning of hair?

I have noticed that my hair seems to be thinning and I'm wondering if it could be caused by medications that I 've been taking for high blood pressure and to control my cholestrol levels?   

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MonicaRD, Health Pro
12/27/09 6:23pm

Hi Laurie,


Check out these links below to get an overview (including their side effects) of the different medications that you are curious about.


Cholesterol treatment


High blood pressure medication


Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN

Hal, Community Member
12/28/09 9:59am

Atenolol can but it is recoverable.

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By Laurie, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 12/25/09