-alopecia is a known side effect of anticoagulant therapy including warfarin (coumadin)
(aside: warfarin thins blood via vitamin k antagonism; vitamin e is also a vitamin k antagonist; magnesium helps thin your blood too)
-warfarin increases iron requirement
http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/pr ... /000228074
-low iron is associated with alopecia
http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v121/ ... 2007a.html
Decreased Serum Ferritin is Associated With Alopecia in Women
the mean ferritin level (ng per ml [95% confidence intervals]) in patients with androgenetic alopecia (37.3 [28.4, 46.1]) and alopecia areata (24.9 [17.2, 32.6]) were statistically significantly lower than in normals without hair loss (59.5 [40.8, 78.1])
-worried about supplementing iron in ms? make sure your zinc is optimal (18.2 umol/L), not low or deficient like many ms patients.
Zinc Deficiency-induced Iron Accumulation, a Consequence of Alterations in Iron Regulatory Protein-binding Activity, Iron Transporters, and Iron Storage Proteins
-are there more benefits to zinc optimization in ms? yes there are - you can watch your serum uric acid bump up to optimal too. this effect is supported in the literature, and personally i have been watching it happen with my own bloodwork. i have also observed drastically increased response to d3 supplementation.
FYI, and HTH,