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Phentermine causes hair thinning?

Phentermine causes hair thinning?

See below: Although you won't see hair loss (alopecia) as a listed side effect for most anorectic medications, it is a commonly reported event. The hair loss usually starts around the third month, and can continue for as long as you are losing weight. Alopecia can be caused by the change and diet and hormonal levels that accompanies weight loss. Centrally acting obesity medications also have hormonal effect. ...Read more

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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Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Hair loss: There are treatments for female hair loss depending on the cause of the hair loss. For female patterned hair loss, there are medications, such as minoxidil, that could be tried. See your doctor for complete evaluation and medication recommendations. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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Which STD causes hair thining?

Syphilis, rarely: In its late stages, syphilis can cause "moth eaten alopecia", an irregular, patchy form of hair loss on the scalp. It is quite rare. If you are concerned and/or at risk, have a blood test for syphilis. But that's the only potential cause of STD-related hair loss. If it's a question of just general hair thinning, I'm confident it isn't due to any STD. ...Read more

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Can hypogonadism cause hot flashes, hair thinning?

Can hypogonadism cause hot flashes, hair thinning?

Yes: In both men and women low sex hormones can cause hot flashes. Hair thinning is more variable. ...Read more

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Does childbirth cause hair loss?

Does childbirth cause hair loss?

Hair loss: Childbirth is a know temporary cause of hair loss but should result in regrowth if nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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What causes excess female hair growth?

What causes excess female hair growth?

Excessive hair: Women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens). If your body makes too much of this hormone, you may have unwanted hair growth.In most cases, the exact cause is never identified. It tends to run in families. In general, hirsutism is a harmless condition. But many women find it bothersome, or even embarrassing. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Not directly: Thyroid disease is usually caused by autoimmunity, where the immune system make abnormal antibodies that target someone's own proteins. People with one autoimmune condition may have others, including a situation where antibodies target melanin-proding cells in hair follicles leading to hairs without pigment (white or gray). ...Read more

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What causes facial hair on women?

What causes facial hair on women?

Lower estrogen level: There can be several things but the most common in a 40 yo is lower estrogen as one approaches menopause, or the mildly elevated androgen production that one sees around menopause. However one must consider an endocrine tumor. The physician should ask other questions such as change in voice, change in periods, hair growth in other areas, medications, muscle hypertrophy, etc. ? Endocrine w/u. ...Read more

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Hair loss: common causes?

Hair loss: common causes?

Genetic: The hair loss pattern is often genetic. A look at your parents may provide the answer. Thyroid diseases, iron deficiency, and stress may cause hair loss as well. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause oily hair and increased leg hair?

Can thyroid cause oily hair and increased leg hair?

MAKES BRITTLE/LOSS: The lack of enough thyroid hormone can cause hair loss and chnges in hair.It causes brittle hair and can be cause of hair loss in men and women It also causes hair loss in arms,legs,eyebrows and pubic area but does not cause increased leg hair ...Read more

Dr. BHARAT Shah
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Thin Hair (Definition)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Hair is thin when the ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Sparse Hair (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Sparse hair means that ...Read more