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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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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 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 are causes of hairloss?

What are causes of hairloss?

Hair loss: There are many causes of hair loss. I have lost a lot of hair myself but don't notice any symptoms or other related issues. If you are a man - don't worry! So many of them shave their hair daily and others get a short cut regularly. If you are a woman you should see a dermatologist. ...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 the excessive growth of pubic hair?

What causes the excessive growth of pubic hair?

EXCESSIVE PUBIC HAIR: THIS EXCESSIVE PUBIC HAIR MIGHT BE A RESULT OF EXCESSIVE ANDROGENS (MALE HORMONES) IF YOU ARE CONCERNED, ANF IT IS GETTING WORSE, DO SEE YOUR PCP OR A GYNECOLOGIST. BEST LUCK. ...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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What are some medical causes of baldness in males?

What are some medical causes of baldness in males?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read more

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What are the causes of premature graying?

What are the causes of premature graying?

Blame Genetics: When you're born, your genes are already hardwired for when and how your hair will turn gray. ...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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What are causes of falling hair ?

What are causes of falling hair ?

Hair Loss: Scarring hair loss means that the hair follicle is being damaged and hair can no longer grow. Non-scarring means that you have hair loss but it does grow back. Hair loss can be attributed to a variety of different issues including heredity, illness and medications. When you are losing larger than average amounts of hair, and you don't know the reason, get a check-up that includes blood work. ...Read more

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What is the main cause for premature graying of hair?

What is the main cause for premature graying of hair?

Rapid turnover: The loss of pigment in hair comes from too rapid turn over of hair shafts from the follicles. No great cures have been proven to work. Some people think that taking biotin can help. ...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 causes of white hairs does insufficient sleep causes grey hairs?

What are the causes of white hairs does insufficient sleep causes grey hairs?

Not lack of sleep: This is one of things that is outside our control. Some folks grey young, some old, some quickly, some slow. ...Read more

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Whats the symptom of hair thining?

Whats the symptom of hair thining?

Thinning hair: The symptom is thinning hair. The cause can be primarily genetic. Thyroid disorders and anxiety can also be leading culprits. Excessive use of certain damaging hair products (like some perm agents) and excessive use of heat-hair dryers can also damage hair and cause thinning. ...Read more

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Causes of enlargement of testacles and remedies?

Causes of enlargement of testacles and remedies?

Scrotal: Enlargement has both testicular and peritesticular causes. Best to see a urologist to sort out the possibilities. Ultrasound is often performed as an adjunct to the clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can excessive shampooing ( four or five times weekly) cause premature greying of hair? are there epigenetic reasons of premature hair greying?

Can excessive shampooing (  four or five times weekly) cause premature greying of hair? are there epigenetic reasons of premature hair greying?

NO: First of all, daily shampooing (7 times a week) is not excessive shampooing. Many people shampoo their hair daily. And there has never been a link between shampoo frequency and graying. Chronic stress likely contributes to graying. Hereditary issues also come in to play. ...Read more

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