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Cause Of Hair Loss On Legs
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 Areata: The most common cause of sudden hair loss is called alopecia areata. This condition is unknown cause, but it is thought to be a temporary immune reaction against one's own hair follicles. Often seen in children in the spotty variant is known as alopecia areata. If the spots are everywhere it is known as alopecia totals. It is necessary to see a dermatologist for this diagnosis to be made correctly. ...Read more
Age,vein,artery,diab: As we age leg hair seems to become more sparse with thinner shafts. This may be accelerated by diseases that affect the large & small arteries & veins of the legs where either less blood flows in or the outflow of blood is too slow due to small valve leakage. Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, venous stasis, heart valve problems, & skin diseases such as scleroderma may be involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi what are the causes of hair loss on scalp,itchy scalp then white pigmentation plus excessive tiredness?
Hair loss: Any number of medical issues can have a bad effect on your hair. Start by seeing your doctor and if he/she thinks it necessary you will be referred to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?
Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more
Hair Loss and Med: Hair loss appears to be a complaint in people taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride (elavil®). In clinical studies, hair loss was reported in people who took amitriptyline. How commonly it occurs, though, was not reported. However, given how common hair loss is in the general population, it is difficult to say whether hair loss is caused by the medicine, genetics, other factors, or a combination. ...Read more
What can cause burning palms and constant body sweats thinning body hair and thinning skin down below ?
Many possibilities.: You've listed four symptoms that are not usually found together. One possible common denominator (which might also explain the drowsiness and blood pressure) is a thyroid malfunction. Some (but not all) are also reported side effects of citalopram. You should see your doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more
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