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Is there anyway to avoid weight gain and hair loss while on tamoxifen ?

Is there anyway to avoid weight gain and hair loss while on tamoxifen ?

Hair loss tamoxifen: Tamoxifen related hair loss is androgenetic due to blockade of the female hormones. One of the first steps we have to treat female (or male) pattern hair loss is topical minoxidil. It does not involve any hormones and therefore should not interfere with your treatment of breast cancer. Also, thyroid problems can contribute to hair loss, as can iron deficiency. I suggest having both checked. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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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


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Is there anyone on tamoxifen who did not get thinning hair?

Is there anyone on tamoxifen who did not get thinning hair?

Everyone is differen: Side effects from medications are different for each individual. If the side effects are not tolerable, then speak with your oncologist to see if there may be an alternative medication. In addition, there may be a medication or treatment to help with the thinning hair. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Hair Loss: Hair is a protective adaptation of the body to the elements. Hair loss may be a result of numerous factors which may include, genetics, metabolic or exposure to a toxic environment. Medical treatment includes minoxidil, spirinolactone, propecia, (finasteride) etc... There are surgical options which includes implants. Laser therapy may help. Alternative remedies such as fo-ti may also be of help. ...Read more

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Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Will stabilize: The hair will return over a period of 6 months but rogaine (minoxidil) could be used in interval as stimulant to hair growth. Suggest checking blood for thyroid status, as well as iron levels. These can contribute to hair loss. ...Read more

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Is there "real" help for hair loss for women?  2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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Is follihair good to combat hair loss n promote hair growth?

Is follihair good to combat hair loss n promote hair growth?

Not best choice: Some better choices... Rogaine, propecia, (finasteride) biotin and fish oil have all been shown to promote healthy hair growth and in some cases regrowth. ...Read more

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I'm 28yrs n have female pattern hair loss. Im using minoxidil 5% for the past 3years with no difference.It seems to b getting worse. Wt am i to do?

I'm 28yrs n have female pattern hair loss. Im using minoxidil 5% for the past 3years with no difference.It seems to b getting worse. Wt am i to do?

Needs evaluation: There are many possible reason for hair loss. More than one cause can happen at one time, for example a woman may have hormonal abnormalities that may lead to an androgenetic hair loss but she may also have thyroid dysfunction which contributes to shedding, etc. You need a thorough physical, some blood work, a hair pull to see distribution of hair growth and possibly a scalp biopsy. ...Read more

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Can I reverse hair loss?

Can I reverse hair loss?

Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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How do I stop my hair loss?

How do I stop my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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What to do about hair loss?

What to do about hair loss?

Female Hair Loss: The only product that has been scientifically shown to help female hair loss is rogaine (minoxidil) for men used twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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How do you control hair loss?

How do you control hair loss?

Hair loss ? Cause: There are many causes for hair loss one needs to determine the cause before specific treatment is possible. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

Is hair loss a result of aging?

Sometimes: Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life. ...Read more

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How to grow hair and stop hair loss?

stop hair loss: You can stop hair loss by using topical Minoxidil also known as rogaine (minoxidil). If you want to grow hair you will have to see a dermatologist for a prescription medicine. ...Read more

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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully. Read all the instructions. Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer". Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. ...Read more

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Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Any trauma: To the hair can damage the hair protein and cause the hair to break off. These include heat, chemicals, physical trauma etc. The ionic hairdryer is no more or less a trauma than regular hairdryers. It's the heat that causes the damage. ...Read more

Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more