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Azelaic Acid And Hair Loss
I used azelaic acid for my acne and it caused my to grow peach fuzz everywhere on my face, i stopped use, so will the hair always grow everywhere now?
Prob not connected: I have never heard of this product causing facil hair ...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
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
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
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
My husband was told taking folic acid could prevent and help hair loss. Is this true and is it safe to take 400mcg daily?
Have white residue on scalp not flaky think it's excessive sebum some hair loss will T/Sal with salicylic acid work to clean scalp. tyvm?
31/F. Abundant hair loss/night sweats/weight loss/hot flashes/acid reflux.SED rate 111,WBC17.6,RUQ U/S negative.Very scared.
Previous ida. Now high B12 and folate (folic acid) levels. Ferritin result is not back. Significant hair loss and sob? Could high folate (folic acid) mask B12 deficiency? Thx
Masks anemia only: High folate (folic acid) can mask megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency but does not affect B12 levels. The high B12 levels you have are proof that you don't have B12 deficiency. I don't know what ida is. Hair loss ; sob can have many causes. It sounds like you are being evaluated for possible causes. ...Read more
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
How can one tell the difference between low b12 and pernicious anaemia? Mildly low ferritin, b12, folate (folic acid) and red blood cells. Hair loss too.
Hair loss, full body numbness, cold, constipation, severe leg & ankle oedema, stomach cramps, feeling full all time and severe acid reflux?
Please see a doctor.: You need to have some blood work checked. There could be several explanations for your symptoms, including thyroid disfunction. Please get in to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...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
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