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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
Find cause: This may be hypothyroidism, malnutrition, a fungus, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, inappropriate androgenization (I see you are a female). Don't settle for less than a rigorous diagnosis; get seen by a physician who knows how to manage this. I also see you have helicobacter and 'can't take any kind of antibiotic'; you may conisder a bismuth preparation. Best wishes. ...Read more
What can be done about hair loss around the edges? Have tried every product known to man and take care of my hair
What can I do about hair loss!? My hair has been thinning for the past few years and now its falling out like nothing! im devastated plzhelp :( :( :(
What can I do if my aunt is in her 70s and she is worried about hair loss. What is a good remedy for that?
When should one worry about hair loss? I have natural thick hair. And I don't wash my hair everyday. My hair has become significantly thinner.
Wait: It is extremely common to lose your hair with pregnancy. The fancy name is Telogen Effluvium. The good news is that this is usually temporary. Enjoy your time with your baby and your hair should slowly return to it's normal growth. Do not worry as many times it may take up to a year to fully grow back. ...Read more
CAH Female with testosterone at 4 nmol/L (normal up to 1.5) I'm concerned I'm getting receding about hair loss. Once under control will it stop?
2 things going on?: Hi. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) doesn't cause elevated testosterone. I would look more to an ovarian source for the elevated testo (such as PCOS). I have patients with BOTH CAH and PCOS. Your doc may want to consider why your testosterone is elevated in treated CAH - I bet it's not the CAH. Good luck! ...Read more
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