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Does diabetes cause hairloss because my dermatologist told me that it doesn't and perscribed me ketoconazole shampoo ? Its been 45 days later and my hairloss is getting worse.

Does diabetes cause hairloss because my dermatologist told me that it doesn't and perscribed me ketoconazole shampoo  ? Its been 45 days later and my hairloss is getting worse.

Many causes: As in there are many causes to hair loss. Some forms of hair loss, as in alopecia areata - an autoimmune form of hair loss - is associated in diabetes, but not necessarily caused by diabetes. In fact, stress alone can cause hair loss, so called telogen effluvium! Unfortunately, with limited information provided I cannot readily suggest a reason for your hair loss. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I'm in my 20's only.I am having hairfall since last 6 months.I consulted dermatologist once, but it didn't work.What should I do ?

I'm in my 20's only.I am having hairfall since last 6 months.I consulted dermatologist once, but it didn't work.What should I do ?

Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Get a second opinion from a different dermatologist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to expect at a dermatologist appointment?

What to expect at a dermatologist appointment?

Depends on problem: Derms are experts on skin, hair, nails and all of their associated conditions. If you're worried about skin cancer you should ask for a full body skin exam where you are checked from head to foot, looking for any suspicious lesions. If there is a suspicious lesion then a biopsy may be recommended. Describe the problem, give history, have an exam, recommendations will be made. ...Read more

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What to do if I need an expert dermatologist, I'm desperate?

What to do if I need an expert dermatologist, I'm desperate?

Many ways..: Ask your pcp or other doctor/health professional you know, go online to local hospital/medical center website doctor-finder or call, go online to your health insurance company website doctor-finder or call, go to your state and/or county medical association website doctor finder or call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do dermatologists treat vte?

Why do dermatologists treat vte?

Thromboembolism: Dermatologists typically do not treat venous thromboembolism (vte). This problem is often treated by internists and/or vascular surgeons. ...Read more

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Who is the best dermatologist in london?

Who is the best dermatologist in london?

London dermatologist: Help! i need a good dermatologist in london. We would recommend the nick lowe cranley clinic, or medicetics. Katy young, deputy beauty & health editor. ...Read more

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How much is a visit to the dermatologist?

Variable: The price of an office visit varies from doctor to doctor. Call the office and ask before scheduling an appointment. ...Read more