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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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How can I assess between physiological and pathological hair loss in female?

How can I assess between physiological and pathological hair loss in female?

4 U or another? : U should start by cing ur pcp, & u may need a referral 2 a psychologist or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What to do about excessive hair loss of a female only on the head that started in your teen years and still continues into your early 20s? Please help

What to do about excessive hair loss of a female only on the head that started in your teen years and still continues into your early 20s? Please help

Hair loss: First have your thyroid activity checked. Another thing to consider is mechanical means such as having tight hair do's, frequent use of a hot curling iron, frequent dyeing of hair and other mechanical insults ...Read more

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Spironolactone dries up the oil glands in my eyes. Is there anything I can take for hair loss? I am female. I received too much BHRT testosterone.

Spironolactone dries up the oil glands in my eyes. Is there anything I can take for hair loss? I am female. I received too much BHRT testosterone.

See ophthalmologist: There are eye drops which will help you. Spironolactone is probably not the reason for your eye symptoms. The dose varies. Common side effects are bleeding between menstrual periods and full-tender breasts. Androgenetic hair loss may respond to topical minoxidil and to finasteride or dutasteride. These are usually free of side effects and are not costly. ...Read more

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What causes female hair loss?

What causes female hair loss?

Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products. ...Read more

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Female hair loss, thyrod test came out fine. What causes it?

Female hair loss, thyrod test came out fine. What causes it?

FPHL: Fphl has a strong genetic predisposition although the mode of inheritance remains to be determined. There are many genes that contribute to this condition, and these genes could be inherited from either parent, or both. Genetic testing to assess risk of balding is currently not recommended, as it is unreliable. Currently, it is not clear if androgens (male sex hormones) play a role in fphl. ...Read more

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Are there any treatment for female hair loss, gradually my hair ve been thining [ falling out, as i c while cleaning floor], I am 38, is age a factor?

Multiple causes: There might me treatment depending on the cause of your hair loss. You should see a dermatologist to help determine they type of hair loss you have and what may be the cause. ...Read more

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Is rosemary oil a remedy for female hair loss? Age: 19

Is rosemary oil a remedy for female hair loss? Age: 19

No easy fix: It will not touch alopecia areata. Two gem effluvium will self-cure. If this is hypothyroidism and you go undiagnosed, your school and job performance will suffer and then you will get horribly sick. Talk with your physician on your next visit and if friends notice you are losing your hair, consider a dermatology visit. ...Read more

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Is there anything to take besides minoxidil for female hair loss?

Is there anything to take besides minoxidil for female hair loss?

Stronger Minoxidil: At the present time only topical Minoxidil is the only fda approved treament to deter female pattern hair loss in women. It comes in two strengths 2% & 5%. Even though the labeling on the 5% limits it to use by males, many dermatologists feel the 5% is appropriate in women as well. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins help with female hair loss?

Can prenatal vitamins help with female hair loss?

Doubtful, but ...: Not likely, but i would continue them. Hair loss after pregnancy (telogen effluvium) is common and the result of an arrested phase of hair growth. It may also occur after periods of stress or illness. It is considered harmless and usually resolves after 3-4 months. Nevertheless, prenatal vitamins are likely to be helpful in many ways, especially if you are postpartum and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What I can do to treat female hair loss. No cancer , no thyroidm no chronic problems. Hormones have been checked and normal, hair transplant?

What I can do to treat female hair loss. No cancer , no thyroidm no chronic problems. Hormones have been checked and normal, hair transplant?

Hair transplant: The best treatment for hair loss in men and women is transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back regions of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplantation can be completed by strip harvest of by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplantation is completed most naturally as single hairs. ...Read more

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Female hair loss.Bloodwork gr8..BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction.Hair specialist said it'll get worse,non-surgical hair restoration only option.Cant afford!Help!

Female hair loss.Bloodwork gr8..BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction.Hair specialist said it'll get worse,non-surgical hair restoration only option.Cant afford!Help!

Female Hair Loss: this can be a very frustrating situation for you (and your doctors). Try taking Biotin 2500-5000 mcg day. Also try Ketoconazole 1% Shampoo. If no better in a few months , seek the advise of a Dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Hair Transplant (Definition)

A hair transplant is the only permanent way to restore youthful hair growth to an area affected by hair loss due to thinning or balding. When performed carefully and artistically, a hair transplant is a comfortable outpatient procedure that can yield a 100% natural-looking restoration of living and growing hair--restoring a hairline or coverage at the top of the scalp. A hair transplant involves the harvesting and redistribution of permanent hair follicles from the sides and the back of the scalp into the areas of hair loss using as little as a single hair follicle at a time. FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is the minimally-invasive method of hair follicle harvesting which leaves no linear scar in the back of the scalp. Hair transplantation can be a life-changing procedure for men and women detrimentally affected by hair loss because a fuller head of hair makes people look ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more