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Doctor insights on: Causes For Loss Of Hair

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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


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Do chemo eye drops cause a loss of hair?

Do chemo eye drops cause a loss of hair?

No such thing: There is no chemotherapy drop. If you are referring to restasis, it actually causes hair growth. ...Read more

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Can compartment syndrome of the lower leg cause swelling, loss of hair, and a superficial vein to stick out of the leg?

Can compartment syndrome of the lower leg cause swelling, loss of hair, and a superficial vein to stick out of the leg?

Yes: I believe a long standing syndrome of extra pressure can alter the circulation in the area which in turn cause the hair loss and vein distention you mentioned. ...Read more

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Does Enliven ultra hold hair spray cause hair loss or hair damage ?

Does Enliven ultra hold hair spray cause hair loss or hair damage ?

Hairspray: Hairspray does not cause any loss or damage if you have properly used it ...Read more

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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

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

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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

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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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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