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Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, swollen glands, bloated abdomen and legs, positive ANA test, negative lupus test, normal thyroid test...Help?!?

Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, swollen glands, bloated abdomen and legs, positive ANA test, negative lupus test, normal thyroid test...Help?!?

See details: Your symptoms are not really specific but the positive ANA can be significant. See a rheumatologist. Is lupus possible in this setting? Yes, but that is only one possible diagnosis and the ANA by itself needs to be evaluated in the context of the entire clinical picture. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Brittle Hair (Definition)

Brittle hair is hair that is dry and seems to break easily. It may be seen in a number of conditions, such as metabolic or hormonal ...Read more


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What can cause dry and brittle hair?

What can cause dry and brittle hair?

Multiple things: It could just be a natural part of aging, but thyroid dysfunction could contribute to it. Your physician can check for this. Malnourishment or deficiencies in some vitamins or minerals can also cause it. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for my brittle hair?

Are there any home remedies for my brittle hair?

Yes: Try not to wash your hair too often. Limit to twice a week if possible. Instead of shampoo, take a few teaspoons of baking soda and mix with a cup of warm water. It doesn't dissolve very well. Pour over scalp and work into hair. Rinse thoroughly. ...Read more

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I would like advice on extrmely damaged brittle hair/split ends?

Hair damage: It is probably easiest to get a hair trim to deal with split ends. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid cause brittle hair?

May: Thyroid disease can cause many changes in your hair, including fragile brittle hair. ...Read more

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Apart from conditioners what can you do to soften brittle hair?

Brittle Hair - Eval: Brittle hair may be due to thyroid disease, vitamin deficiencies, intrinsic problems of the scalp, and other specific disease states. Have your physician do a complete comprehensive physical exam and laboratory battery of tests. ...Read more

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Can you really repair hair damaged by chemical straightening I have done it once and still i get dry and brittle hair i shaved my hair but no differen?

It takes time: Hair can get damaged by chemical straightening but it's going to take some time for the hair to get back to normal. Once the effects on the hair roots have worn off, you can expect your hair to return to the way it was before the chemicals. ...Read more