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Chronic Telogen Effluvium
What causes chronic telogen effluvium in younger, premenopausal women and how is it treated? Can it be reversed and the hair regrown/thickened?
Many possible causes: Many types of stress including surgery, serious illness, childbirth, collagen vascular disease, and malnutrition can cause this. It can be slowly (3 to 4 months) by removing the inciting factors. It may also clear up on its own for unclear reasons. There are some differential diagnoses that must be considered to help rule out alternative diagnoses. Minoxidil is sometimes prescribed. ...Read more
Is 40 ferritin low? Diagnosed with chronic telogen effluvium after 18 painful months of diffuse hair loss, trying to identify possible deficiencies?
That value: is considered to be within the normal range, although a bit on the lower end of normal. Exact ranges vary slightly between various references. ...Read more
Except deficiencies of vitamins, iron,thyroid,Are there blood values that need to be explored in the case of a diagnosis of chronic telogen effluvium?
Chronic telogen: By definition telogen effluvium is hair loss after significant stress to the body (ie pregnancy, bad infection). I would be looking for the cause of the stress on the body that is leading to the hair loss. The blood tests you described are appropriate. Is the diagnosis appropriate? Link below from webMD with good info. Hope this helps.http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/effluviums ...Read more
Sunken eyes, premature wrinkles, chronic telogen effluvium and thinner follicles, oily face, flushed, sun&light sensitive.Cloudy urine.What could it b?
I'm recovering from telogen effluvium, that my derm says could be chronic. I know theres not a lot I can do, but are there any products, diets or supplements (aside from biotin and D3) that could be helpful? Could 0.05% tretinoin worsen this?
Telogen Effluvium: T. Effluvium generally resolves spontaneously within 6 months. It is caused by an initial stressful event such as surgery, or even pregnancy. Once the stress has resolved, the hair should return within 6 months. It is important to see a physician to make sure that t. Effluvium is the cause for the hair loss. ...Read more
Find the cause: Telogen effluvium is a transient loss of scalp hair. Most common causes are illness, medications, stress, pregnancy, and surgery. The hair will grow back, but until then, i know you will be worried. It happened to me in med school - i knew what it was, and i knew the hair would grow back, but it still freaked me out. No specific treatment other than eliminating the cause, if you know what it is. ...Read more
Hair Loss: There really aren't home remedies to cure telogen effluvium. This is a stress induced hair loss. Hopefully your doctor checked the appropriate lab studies to rule out things like anemia and thyroid disease. I find rogaine (minoxidil) for women the best treatment. It needs to be used twice a day and takes 4 to 6 months to see a difference. The good news is that you only need to treat until the hair loss stops. ...Read more
I had telogen effluvium from medication which started about a month after stopping med. How long does med induced telogen effluvium last?
Up to 6 months: In most cases of Telogen Effluvium(TE) your hair will stop falling out and start to grow back within six months. Normally 40-100 hairs are shed/day. In TE excessive hair loss results in a widespread thinning but no bald spots. The follicles are normal. Causes include: medication, hormone changes, intense physical stress(child birth), emotional stress, crash diet, acute or chronic illness. ...Read more
Does telogen effluvium get worse before it gets better? Experiencing it for 5-6 weeks, it used to be getting better but i think it's getting worse now
Post pregnancy?: Telogen effluvium is common after having a baby. The sudden change in hormone levels causes the hair follicles to shut down for a while. This will get better on its own, but hard to say exactly how long. Other causes: vitamin deficiency, some meds. Give it time; most likely hair will start to grow back soon. Treatment with Minoxidil may be used for severe cases. ...Read more
Stress-related: Telogen effluvium is usually caused by one or more major stresses to the body. These can include rapid weight loss, a major surgery, general anesthesia, high fever, having a baby or stopping birth control pills, a death in the family or any other major stress like these. The hairloss is usually over the entire scalp, but not all hair falls out. Generally, the hair will grow back. ...Read more
Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications, psychological stress or trauma. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read more
Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring hair loss characterized by hair shedding over different areas, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. It is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress, which can include diabetes, or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growing hairs?: With telogen effluvium, the spots you develop can be without hair for several months. When the hairs start to grow again, they will of course be very short, but they will regrow to normal length eventually. This growth can take many months however, so patience is needed. Hair grows very slowly, unfortunately. ...Read more
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