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Causes Of Repetitive Hair Twirling
Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?
Yes/NO: there is no link between OCD and hair loss. HOWEVER it is well established that hair loss is associated in some cases with increased stress level and OCD elevates baseline anxiety and stress. so indirectly untreated symptomatic OCD may be associated with increased baseline anxiety and hair loss ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can excessive exposure to sunlight trigger growth of excessive hairs on hands,legs and face(facial hairs)? female,19 yrs
No: Sunlight exposure isn't a factor in hair growth rates. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can hirsutism include a sudden, excessive growth of vellus hairs, with no male pattern of distribution? Or is it solely terminal hair in male pattern?
Hirsutism: Hirsutism is a term that refers to growth of terminal hairs in women in areas that normally don't have hair or have vellus hair, such as chin, chest, abdomen, etc. There are some medications, such as oral or topical Minoxidil among others and certain health conditions that cam cause sudden excessive vellus hair growth. Please have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to differentiate between hair loss caused by stress or hair loss caused by genetics? Any specific hair loss patterns specific to different causes?
The amount of loss: Stress induced hair loss occur in clumps and diffuse--ie. many hairs fall out at once on your comb, in the shower, on your pillow, etc. When your body is under stress, it signals your hairs to fall out. That transition takes around 3-4 months. Stress induced hair loss today is in response to an event that occurred 3-4mos ago. Androgentic hair loss is gradual usually start on vertex and temples ...Read more
Can meth be the cause of twitching , irregular muscle movement , fidgeting while i'm falling/asleep ?
It sure can: Yes, methamphetamine can do all those things and more. It's an extremely dangerous drug -- can kill fast with heart attack or stroke, or slower with gradual deterioration of mind and body. http://tinyurl.com/ll99z help is available via crystal meth anonymous: http://tinyurl.Com/lrxsz5y i hope whoever you know that's doing meth, will take crystal meth anonymous up on the support they offer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do you ask?: Talk about "scalp pH" comes mostly from promoters of various cosmetics and "pop"/"miracle" remedies, and the usual word is "unbalanced" which is a meaningless term. I believe these are scams targeting people who know a little high-school chemistry. Please get your thyroid checked, and if loss is serious, get evaluated for telogen effluvium, malnutrition, alopecia areata, and general health. ...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
What causes a sudden abrupt onset of boils, all over the body? Some with hair follicles sticking out of them, at the nape of neck, others pustule?
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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