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Azathioprine Hair Loss
Hair loss from imuran (azathioprine) or prednisolone more likely? Stopped imuran (azathioprine) (100mg)still on prednisolone (20mg).Is there anything I can do to reduce loss please
Potential relapse: I see from your history you have ulcerative colitis. Every medicine I know can cause hair loss insurance is a very powerful immunosuppressive medication. This could precipitate flair of ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis if it has been bad could also precipitate hair loss. Would discuss with managing physician before interrupting or altering these medications. ...Read more
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
How to cope with sever hair loss as side effect of Imuran (azathioprine)? Have already thin hair and it was tired already. It is serious, thinking about stopping it.
Discuss with your MD: Imuran (azathioprine) is a potent drug that is not used to treat casual medical problems. In other words, you are receiving it to treat an important medical issue which may well return if you stop the drug. If you have a transplant, you would risk having rejection and losing the organ by stopping the Imuran (azathioprine). The good news is that multiple alternate drugs are available - definitely worth discussing with your MD. ...Read more
4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing
Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more
Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss. Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read more
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
Different options: Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented. Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that do not damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: There are many different reasons for hair loss. A thorough history, including family history and physical, list of medications, supplements, etc. Is needed. You may need some bloodwork. With any type of hair loss, the earlier it is treated, the better the results. It is possible for a 21 year old male to lose hair in a male pattern distribution. All meds work better at keeping hair you have. ...Read more
Hair loss: In the past few years, medicine has made tremendous strides in the treatment of men's hair loss. With the advent of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors such as Propecia (finasteride) and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, for many, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable. ...Read more
PREVENTING HAIR LOSS:
THAT WOULD BE BILLION DOLLAR PRODUCT. . .
NO WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS.
I REMEMBER A WAG* ONCE SAYING, "THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS IS TO CASTRATE YOUR GRANDPARENTS."
KEEP YOU HAIR CLEAN; SHAMPOO OFTEN; EAT A HEALTHFUL DIET; AND STAY HAPPY. . .
*A WAG IS A WITTY AMUSING PERSON WHO MAKES JOKES. . . ...Read more
Hair Loss Prevention: Because there are numerous medical and genetic factors involved, preventing hair loss at ANY age requires a medical consultation with a ABHRS board-certified, full-time, experienced hair restoration physician specialist. Today, this is done long-distance via email, phone or skype. Good news, effective treatments are available to help keep your hair growing strong. ...Read more
HRT: If you have been diagnosed with premature ovarian failure than you should see a clinician who is experienced with pof; because it can be associated with other endocrine disorders. Also, once you have been fully evaluated than you should strongly consider estrogen and Progesterone replacement to avoid the long term effects of no estrogen on many of the body's systems including hair loss. ...Read more