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Can stress be a reason for hair loss in I youth ?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is hypogonadism curable?Is hypogonadism a reason for hair loss?

Is hypogonadism curable?Is hypogonadism a reason for hair loss?

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 more

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A friend told me that eating a lot of proteins is a reason for hair loss.Is That right?

A friend told me that eating a lot of proteins is a reason for hair loss.Is That right?

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

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is systematical reason for hair loss into scalp ?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is systematical reason for hair loss into scalp ?

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

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Does kidney stones cause you to lose your hair. Or is there another reason for hair loss.

Does kidney stones cause you to lose your hair. Or is there another reason for hair loss.

Hairloss: Kidney stones do not cause hairloss. Causes to consider are genetics (male pattern baldness), anemia, thyroid problems, lupus, nutritional problems, alopecia areata, and medication reactions. Many of these are treatable, once the cause is determined. ...Read more

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What specific blood test can detect reason for hair loss during bath? Can headaches have any connection?

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

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Why does stress contribute to hair loss?

Why does stress contribute to hair loss?

Stress: Probably nothing unless you start pulling out your hair. With your stress a consult with a Psychologist would be in order. ...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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more