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Can Stress Be A Reason For Hair Loss In I Youth
Yes: Yes, a condition known as telogen effluvium can be precipitated by stress. Typically this occurs anywhere from 3-6 months after a stressful situation, and can persist even longer than that after the situation is better. This should cause hair thinning all over (not in just patches) and should no cause any scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
What else than stress can be the reason for no menstruations in 3 months, sudden appearance of a lot of pimples, great hair loss and increased apetite?
First get preg test: Many reasons, it could be your thyroid gland, you can check it with simple blood work, also can be a condition called poly cystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is easy to get diagnosed from your history, labs and ultrasound . Also make sure you don't have any eating disorders such as bulimia, also extensive exercise can leads to delayed periods. Very important to make sure you are not pregnant by pt. ...Read more
I have thick, long hair, and just found a bald spot on my hair. Wondering what could cause this, and if it's true stress could be a reason?
Why speculate???: See a dermatologist for diagnosis and directed therapy.Maybe ALOPECIA AREATA, an autoimmune condition. Other diagnoses possible. Need exam. Why guess?? Stress may cause this from long-term compulsive neurotic rubbing of the same place. You will know if you are doing this. ...Read more
Depends: Hypogonadism can be treated, no matter what the cause. Whether it can be "cured" depends on the cause. Most causes of hypogonadism due to problems of the testicle cannot be cured. Hypogonadism usually leads to preservation of scalp hair, not hair loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Of course not: Life's difficult enough without people criticizing each other's food choices without any basis in reality. This kind of thing comes from phony internet sites that pretend to offer health secrets and pose as your friends in order to make money. Just ignore it. ...Read more
CouldCould be: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pattern hair loss?: I think you are asking about pattern hair loss and this happens in both men and women. It is partly genetic and partly from the male hormones we produce. The testosterone is converted to DHT that starts the thinning and shrinking of the hair follicle with ultimate loss in hair. Hope this helps ...Read more
What specific blood test can detect reason for hair loss during bath? Can headaches have any connection?
No one specific test: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium ...Read more
Probably not: Some time on this classic, great antidepressant may help in other ways. Telogen effluvium (stress-related hair loss) is difficult to manage. If you're under a lot of stress, this may be a great time to examine ways in which you can change your situation, your ways of thinking / feeling, and work to be a happier person. Your physician can help here. Be brave & proacative & good luck. ...Read more
I am 27 yr male .I have hair loss with thin hairs and mild pain in roots of hairs with touching them.What is the reason .Please help.?
Trichodynia: Pain in the scalp associated with the nerve endings in the hair follicle and with hair loss. Many medical causes of hair loss including stress, medications, hormones, genetics, and infections. Visit your primary doctor for evalutation and treatment a summary of this condition is located here http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trichodynia. ...Read more
My sister is having extreme hair loss recently. She has been fasting for few weeks. What could be the reason and what should be done to prevent this?
Certainly so: Yes, stress can trigger hair loss. However, you deserve a more full evaluation for the potential causes of hair loss. I would suggest you see a dermatologist to determine what could be causing your problem. This is a difficult question to clearly answer in such a short space. I hope this was at least a little helpful. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
No: Exercise is very good for you in various ways and can reduce anxiety ; depression. But it will not produce more scalp hair. Most hair change on a 20 year old male is androgenetic, which is to say it is a matter of heredity and hormones. See a dermatologist for precise diagnosis and therapy. Meanwhile you can begin minoxidil. The generic 2% is cheaper ; almost as effective as other forms. Results r. ...Read more
It depends: On the type, severity, etc, but often weeks to months due to the way hair grows in cycles. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
I am a female in my in my early 20s and have started to lose lots of hair daily. I don't know the cause of hair loss. But I have been under stress. ?
See a dermatologist: There are several types of hair loss from different causes and with different treatments. You need an exam by a pro. Emotional stress is NOT likely to be the reason. When you go, be prepared to discuss pregnancies, birth control, menstrual history, illnesses, injuries and surgeries, weight change. Bring all meds, vitamins, nutritional supplements, etc. ...Read more
Causes: there are many causes of hair loss, hypothyroid is an endocrine cause, pulling the hair during anxiety spells or at night, family history of loss is another. If parent is balled it can be genetic. Alopecia is a specific loss of body hair totalis lacks all hair lashes included. Some alopecia is in an area like the chin back etc. ...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
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