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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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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?

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?

First you need a dx: See doctor for exam and diagnosis first. Then treatment options. Don't just try things can ruin scalp and cause hair loss ...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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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

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

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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

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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.

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.

This is serious: Pernicious anemia is one cause of a low B12 but your situation is complicated. If you are a non-supplementing vegetarian, please reconsider. You will need a proper set of labs and an inquiry as to the cause of each deficiency. Insist on full explanations ...Read more

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Hair loss, full body numbness, cold, constipation, severe leg & ankle oedema, stomach cramps, feeling full all time and severe acid reflux?

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

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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

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

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What can I do about hair loss?

What can I do about hair loss?

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

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What can I do to stop hair loss?

What can I do to stop hair loss?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are that intesnse, you need to see your doctor. Only he/she can make a correct diagnosis based on a physical examination. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Azelaic Acid (Definition)

Azelaic acid is an acne agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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