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What can cause female baldness?

What can cause  female baldness?

Many Possible Causes: Women can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, or alopecia areata. ...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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What are the causes of female baldness and what's the cure?

What are the causes of female baldness and what's the cure?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. With supplements start at a Low and go slow. ...Read more

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What is a common cause for a 20 yr female to get a smooth bald spot?

What is a common cause for a 20 yr female to get a smooth bald spot?

Alopecia areata: Most likely you have a common condition called alopecia areata. It has no known cause, but can be related to stress. It is not contagious, & can be treated by topical creams , or injections in the affected area. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with TE after taking birth control. It worsened after taking spironolactone. Now diagnosed as chronic TE. Regrowth falls out, normal labs. Can CTE cause a receding hairline in women? Or would that be caused by male pattern baldness?

I was diagnosed with TE after taking birth control. It worsened after taking spironolactone. Now diagnosed as chronic TE. Regrowth falls out, normal labs. Can CTE cause a receding hairline in women? Or would that be caused by male pattern baldness?

Complicated question: I assume that TE means Telogenic Effluvium, a poorly understood dermatologic condition in which "resting" hair follicles suddenly start to shed. (Otherwise, TE can refer to Talipes Equinovarus, a foot & nail deformity). TE can, in general, cause receding hairlines in women w/o male pattern baldness. Drugs & nutrition often blamed, but only triggr. Use HealthTap Prime to get answers to your questio ...Read more

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Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Similar: Androgenetic hair loss related to hormones and genetics are quite different for men and for women. Also each individual will have their own variation. With men it begins as a teen and progresses for 20 years or more. Women begin later. Pregnancy, birth control, and menopause are factors. Women thin out on top but do not become completely bald. ...Read more

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What can cause premature baldness in men?

What can cause premature baldness in men?

Genetics: Male pattern baldness is an inherited trait, so one's genetic makeup determines both the timing and degree of baldness. ...Read more

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Is going bald for woman solves her alopecia ?

Is going bald for woman solves her alopecia ?

A dermatologist will: give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure female pattern baldness?

Is there a way to cure female pattern baldness?

Rogaine (minoxidil) for Women: Rogaine (minoxidil) for women is an over-the-counter fda approved therapy for female pattern alopecia. Another option is hair transplantation. ...Read more

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What causes some men to go bald at an early age?

Genes rule.: Baldness is an inherited condition. Why some men begin losing hair earlier than others is unknown, but that is probably inherited too. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what causes temporary baldness?

Lots of things...: ...Cause temporary loss of hair, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a female to suffer from baldness?

Is it possible for a female to suffer from baldness?

FEMALE BALDNESS: When women lose scalp hair it is called "hairloss", not "baldness."! many medications are responsible for women's hairloss. Anemia, homone imbalance, crash dieting, stress, deficiencies in certain supplements & vitamins. See a dermatologist who might be able to figure out the "whys" of your problem and recommend accordingly. Do not worry! ...Read more

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Any home remedies to cure my female pattern baldness?

Any home remedies to cure my female pattern baldness?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read more

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What causes men to go bald and is there a way to not go bald?

What causes men to go bald and is there a way to not go bald?

Genetic: Almost two thirds of men lose their by age 50, and represent androgenetic male pattern alopecia. The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. The genetic pattern thought to be autosomal dominant with mixed penetrance. ...Read more

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What causes a lot of men to go bald early, and is there a way to not go bald?

What causes a lot of men to go bald early, and is there a way to not go bald?

Male Pattern : Many men have family members with baldness and begin to lose their scalp hair during their teenage years. This is genetic androgenetic alopecia. Treatment with topical Minoxidil foam 5% (rogaine) twice per day will help reduce the hair loss. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?

I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?

Different process: Women who have hair loss usually have it diffusely and it's unrelated to the testosterone-driven progressive patterned loss seen in men. If you do develop excess androgens later in life, it's something that can be managed easily to prevent hair loss. ...Read more

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Could masturbating too much cause baldness?

No: Baldness is either a hereditary problem or the result of internal disease that might be causing it. Please see a dermatologist to have the baldness evaluated if you want to pursue this more. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


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