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Baldness In Women Causes
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stree/illness: and genetics can all play a role. ...Read more
I have psoriasis on my scalp, can that cause hair loss/female pattern baldness? my father has psoriasis.
Possibly: Consult a dermatologist and get checked for autoimmune illness. ...Read more
Wood 40000 mcg of biotin increase hair growth or cause any medical problems. I am 68 black female, no bald spots. Exercise, lift weights, perfect CMP?
NO: Throw away this useless SCAM and spend your money on something useful or fun. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer