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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


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What besides age causes loss of hair or slow down in growth of hair?

What besides age causes loss of hair or slow down in growth of hair?

Stress,thyroid : Disease, iron deficiency anemia, autoimmune/ chronic illness, medication side effect etc. May cause hair loss. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=10560&page=1. ...Read more

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What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

Many things: Hair loss over the axillae can be caused by alopecia areata or simply aging. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of sudden loss of facial and body hair on women?

What are possible causes of sudden loss of facial and body hair on women?

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

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What are the treatments for hair loss from alopecia?

What are the treatments for hair loss from alopecia?

Variable: The treatment of alopecia is determined by the type of alopecia. And treatment can range from doing nothing to injected steroids or systemic medications. Hair loss is probably best evaluated by a dermatologist. I would suggest you have one examine you to help come up with and answer and possible treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hair loss?

What are the causes of hair loss?

Many: Depends on the type of hair loss. Mostly thyroid disease and stress. That stress can be physical or emotional. There are other specific diseases that cause patchy hair loss and even complete hair loss. Most primary care doctors and dermatologists can help you figure out the cause. ...Read more

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What causes lack of sleep and hair loss?

What causes lack of sleep and hair loss?

Hair Loss: Hair loss can be due to many causes. I bet the lack of sleep and the hair loss are symptoms of something else going wrong internally. Get in and get this checked out. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

Stress or thyroid pr: Mostly come from stress or thyroid problem. Sometime scalp infection can cause hair loss. Go see your doctor to get a full exam. ...Read more

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How many months for full effect of minoxidil5%, finasteride 1mg cure of hair loss and regain new hair?

How many months for full effect of minoxidil5%, finasteride 1mg cure of hair loss and regain new hair?

2-3 months: Minoxidil and finesteride work very well together. However it usually takes a minimum of 2 months to notice a decrease of hair loss and 3 months before you see any growth. Many people only get minimum growth but see a stop of hair loss and thicker or fatter hair shafts. ...Read more

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Causes for loss of sex lipido?

Causes for loss of sex lipido?

May be hormonal: See your doc and tell him/her what's happening. One possibility is hormone imbalance which can be checked and treated. Depression is also a possibility. There's help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

Sometimes: Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life. ...Read more

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Normal aging causes loss of hair cells in the what?

Ear: In the ear there are cells called hair cells that help you here. As you get older you're hearing does decline. Loud music and loud noises will help your hearing decline at a faster rate than is normal. If you live or work where there are a lot of loud noises you might want to use earplugs. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a symptom of hiv?

Is hair loss a symptom of hiv?

Sometimes: Uneven hair loss (not the kind that hairy-chested men get as they age) can mean hiv, hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium, thallium poisoning or any of dozens of other illnesses. ...Read more

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What could cause loss of hair?

What could cause loss of hair?

Hair Loss: Causes of hair loss include: hormonal factors, medical conditions-thyroid problems, autoimmune diseases, scalp infections, lupus, lichen planus, hair styles, anemia, stress, a physical or emotional shock. ...Read more