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What common diseases can cause hair to fall out excessively?

What common diseases can cause hair to fall out excessively?

Hair loss: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists.Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read more

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 can cause hair to fall out?

What can cause hair to fall out?

Few common ones: Severe and prolonged illness, chemo, medication/withdrawal of such (i.E ocps), and following pregnancy are few common examples of causes of hair loss(falling-out). These will grow back in time. U lose about 150 hair per day, but those with longer hair and braid/tie their hair see fall-out more during showering because the fallen hair are still held in tie until release/shower/brushing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sle cause your hair to fall out?

Can sle cause your hair to fall out?

Lupus and hair loss: Hair loss is a common symptom of lupus. Hair loss can also be seen with many other conditions. ...Read more

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What can cause brittle nails and hair to fall out easily?

What can cause brittle nails and hair to fall out easily?

Low thyroid,: Protein deficiency, low thyroid or lack of enzymes in stomach can lead to brittle nails. Test for thyroid, and iron levels are indicated. If normal, a trial of digestive enzymes may be helpful.See dermatologist for examination, history and blood tests. ...Read more

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Can dieting cause your hair to fall out and your skin to be dry?

Can dieting cause your hair to fall out and your skin to be dry?

Yes: Yes it absolutely can, especially if you are lacking certain minerals and vitamins and if your meals are not balanced. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause your eyelashes to fall out?

Can alopecia areata cause your eyelashes to fall out?

Alopecia: Generally no. Alopecia generally occurs in the scalp. It is rare to involve the eyelashes. ...Read more

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Will diabetes cause your hair to fall out?

Will diabetes cause your hair to fall out?

May compound, yes: Since dm degrades both macrovascular & microvascular blood supply to tissues and increased sugar changes/interferes with the function of most cellular proteins, yes it likely affects the health of hair follicles. Also all hair follicles have dormant periods during which the hair, which has stopped growing, falls out. However, this is a complex issue with many other factors, many still poorly known. ...Read more

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Could crying or stress cause eyelashes to fall out?

Could crying or stress cause eyelashes to fall out?

Probably not: It is doubtful that crying or stress would cause your eyelashes to fall out. ...Read more

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How could i reduce. My hair fall problems due to dandruff and others?

How could i reduce. My hair fall problems due to dandruff and others?

Depends on cause...: 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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What can cause my pubic hair to fall out all the time?

What can cause my pubic hair to fall out all the time?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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My hair falls out so much what can be the cause?

My hair falls out so much what can be the cause?

Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium which is where the hair goes onto a shedding cycle, may be caused by eating disorders, fever, childbirth, chronic illness, major surgery, anemia, severe emotional disorders, crash diets, hypothyroidism, and drugs. ...Read more

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Can allergic dermatitis to hair dye cause your hair to fall out?

Can allergic dermatitis to hair dye cause your hair to fall out?

Possibly: In addition to a scalp rash it is possible to experience hair loss with contact dermatitis to hair dye. However dying or bleaching hair can also damage hair and cause hair loss. See a doctor preferably one experienced in contact dermatitis for evaluation such as a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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How to prevent from hair fall or hairloss?

How to prevent from hair fall or hairloss?

See details: Hair loss, of course is common in males and occurs sometimes in females. Try rogaine (minoxidil). If you are a male. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause you to break out in a rash?

Can anxiety cause you to break out in a rash?

Anxiety: Yes, but so does other things like medications, irritants, toxins, etc. Let a dermatologist have a look. ...Read more

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My hair is thin, and falling out due to stress. Does anyone have any good ways to help?

My hair is thin, and falling out due to stress. Does anyone have any good ways to help?

First...: ...Make sure it's not something else. There are many causes of hair loss, so don't assume it's stress. If it is, biotin (a b vitamin) and iron are both essential for hair growth, and usually depressed by stress. And of course, do whatever you can to decrease your stress level, to the extent that that is possible. ...Read more

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Can masturbating cause your hair to flake?

Can masturbating cause your hair to flake?

NO: Do not think that there is any connection here. What hair are you referring to anyway? Pubic hair or hair on your head. Neither should flake due to masturbation. ...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