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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Many: See a dermatologist.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: Depends on the type of hair loss. Mostly thyroid disease and stress. That stress can be physical or emotional. There are other specific diseases t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Inherited baldness: "pattern baldness" is the most common cause of hair loss, and is usually inherited (it's in the genes). In men, it is called male pattern baldness or ... Read More
Dr. Patrick Schaner
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
Androgenic allopecia: Androgenic allopecia, or make pattern balding is the most common cause of male hair loss. There are several hair retention strategies that can help yo ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
26 years experience Family Medicine
Stress or thyroid pr: Mostly come from stress or thyroid problem. Sometime scalp infection can cause hair loss. Go see your doctor to get a full exam.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid,genetic,scal: The hir loss may be due to thyroid dosease, genetic like male pattern baldness, and local conditions of the scalp see your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Hormones: Hormones, medication, low protein, thyroid anomaly, adrenal gland problem, frequent child birth.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: There are several types of hair loss from different causes and with different treatments. You need an exam by a pro. Emotional stress is NOT likely to ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Ruf
52 years experience Plastic Surgery
Age,vein,artery,diab: As we age leg hair seems to become more sparse with thinner shafts. This may be accelerated by diseases that affect the large & small arteries & veins ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
All of the above: Genes, excess dihydrotestosterone (dht) in men and women, biotin and other b vitamin deficiencies, low stomach acid, low protein levels, autoimmune di ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: There are many causes including infections, nutrition, chronic illnesses, toxins, stress, and rarely in women, genetics. Prevention depends on the ca ... Read More
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