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What causes alopecia in women?

What causes alopecia in women?

Many causes.: Can be autoimmune, hormonal or nutritional. Need to see a dermatologists. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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 causes infertility in most women?

What causes infertility in most women?

Top diagnoses: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ...Read more

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Why causes menopause in women?

Why causes menopause in women?

Menopause: Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55. If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can. Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...Read more

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What causes galactosemia in young women?

What causes galactosemia in young women?

Missing enzyme: Gene defects can be passed from unaffected parents to their kids if it takes 2 pieces, one from each parent, for the mistake to cause symptoms.In galactosemia, the gene pair responsible for making galactose is defective, so it is not made = causes galactose to build up in the kid = galactose-emia (galactose in the blood). ...Read more

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Leading casues of the female infertility in young women ?

Leading casues of the female infertility in young women ?

Several: In women under age 30, the most common causes of infertility are damage to fallopian tubes, endometriosis, ovulation problems, and sperm problems. In addition, some women have problems with the ovaries themselves and without knowing it the ovaries work like a woman is in her 40's. ...Read more

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What are some medical causes of baldness in males?

What are some medical causes of baldness in males?

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 acne in women?

What causes acne in women?

Excess testosterone: All women have male hormone, testosterone, in their bodies. An excess can cause acne. This is oftentreated with estrogen, commonly in oral contraceptives. In the bloodstream are compounds called sex hormone binding globulins. Estrogen increases these elements. When sex hormone binding globulin attaches to testosterone, the testosterone is inactivated, ergo less acne. ...Read more

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Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause(s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?

Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause(s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?

Alopecia: This is a tough question as there are still a number of possibilities causes. The most common cause is a genetic thinning, but traction alopecia, scalp dermatitis, iron deficiency or thyroid disease, alopecia areata (diffuse type), and telogen effluvium are also seen. Some of these causes can also be almost as common. I suggest evaluation by a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read more

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What causes high testosterone in women?

What causes high testosterone in women?

Many possibilities: If you're worried about having too much t in a woman, go see your family doc to look for polycystic ovarian syndrome, cushing's, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, ovarian/adreanl tumors, and even some medications. Women can also get too much t from their male partners who take transdermal or topical t to treat their andropause. So make sure your partner's t dries long enough before you touch him! ...Read more

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Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Yes: Monomucleosis, like any medical stress, can cause infertility in men and women. The effects are generally short-term and reversible. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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What causes breast cancer in young women?

What causes breast cancer in young women?

I wish we knew!: We don't know what causes breast cancer, and the rate in young women is increasing. We do know that a long exposure to estrogen increases your risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. Alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer. Any there are chemicals in our environment that are similar to estrogen, like bpa plastics. I suspect this! ...Read more

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What causes testosterone imbalance in males?

What causes testosterone imbalance in males?

Many causes: Stress leading to high cortisol lowers testosterone. High Insulin (metabolic syndrome) causes conversion of testosterone to estrogen, low saturated fat, low cholesterol diet lowers testosterone. High soy diet.... ...Read more

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Is premature grey hair in teenagers more common now? Any reasons why?

Is premature grey hair in teenagers more common now? Any reasons why?

Graying of hair is: related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Bauman
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