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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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Any possible connection between gastritis/ acid reflux and hair loss?

Any possible connection between gastritis/ acid reflux and hair loss?

No: Outside of some extremely rare autoimmune thyroid disorder, there is no connection. The most common cause of baldness (androgenic alopecia) is caused by follicle sensitivity to the sex hormone Dht in genetically susceptible males. Acid reflux is related to esophageal sphincter function and acid production. ...Read more

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Does folate metafolin folic acid at 800 mcg cause hair loss?

Does folate metafolin folic acid at 800 mcg cause hair loss?

No.: Methylfolate side effects (only in some people) are: irritability, insomnia, sore muscles, achy joints, acne, rash, severe anxiety, palpitations, nausea, headaches, migraines. Hair loss is not a side effect of methylfolate (metafolin). ...Read more

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Is hair loss caused by medication (such as Lithium or Valproic Acid) generally reversible?

Is hair loss caused by medication (such as Lithium or Valproic Acid) generally reversible?

Yes : Alopecia (loss of hair) due to medications will reverse with stopping the insulting agent (the medication which caused it) The question is what to do if you need those medications to balance your moods, and function more adequately. Please consult with your prescriber to switch those mood stabilizers to another type, and use hair products to stimulate the growth and health of your scalp. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Is hair loss a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Hair loss: Hair loss may occur in those with dietary disorders, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, low estrogen states. I am not aware of Folic Acid as an individual cause. ...Read more

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Is 500 mg of panothenic acid a day too much ? I read that this can cause hair loss I've been taking one capsule a day for 2 weeks I'm scared

Is 500 mg of panothenic acid a day too much ? I read that this can cause hair loss I've been taking one capsule a day for 2 weeks I'm scared

No: It will not harm you. But it will not benefit you, either. It is in most foods. The harm is wasting your money . The harm is you thinking this is of value so you deprive yourself of something that really does improve your body. Try a dermatologist instead of a con artist. ...Read more

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Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men, e.G. - d-aspartic acid?

Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men, e.G. - d-aspartic acid?

Trating: Prostatic hypertrophy with certain testorerone blockers could enhance hair growth. D-aspartic acid maybe indirectly by increasing testosterone levels.. ...Read more

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31/F. Abundant hair loss/night sweats/weight loss/hot flashes/acid reflux.SED rate 111,WBC17.6,RUQ U/S negative.Very scared.

31/F. Abundant hair loss/night sweats/weight loss/hot flashes/acid reflux.SED rate 111,WBC17.6,RUQ U/S negative.Very scared.

Complex problem: You have at least two things going on, but first we need to be sure you do not have TB or bacterial endocarditis. All bets are off until then. Get a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux or ibs cause hair loss or thinning? Everytime I eat my stomach starts gurgling and I have to burp but I noticed my hair is thinning?!

Can acid reflux or ibs cause hair loss or thinning? Everytime I eat my stomach starts gurgling and I have to burp but I noticed my hair is thinning?!

Probably not but...: Stress can cause an increase in IBS symptoms and reflux and also a thinning of the hair. Another possible cause would be thyroid problems. If you've had significant weight change, depression, constipation or other symptoms you should discuss thyroid disease with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more