Top
20
Doctor insights on: Do You Lose All Hair During Chemotherapy

Share
1

1
Do you always lose your eye brows during chemotherapy?

Do you always lose your eye brows during chemotherapy?

No: Chemo, depending upon the type, can cause hair roots to stop functioning for a while and lead to loss of hair. The lashes a brows are more resistant to this but they can also lose them. It depends upon the type of chemo and the resistance of your body. Fortunately most of this recovers as the chemo course is stopped. Discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Devon Webster
988 doctors shared insights

Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


2

2
Do you lose your hair with insulin portrited chemotherapy?

Do you lose your hair with insulin portrited chemotherapy?

Yes if using long te: The chemotherapy doses are low in ipt, however, repeted chemo, in some cases, cause hair loss too. Crtainly the incidence of hair loss in low in ipt because the dose of chemo is low. However, the effacacy of ipt is less documented, so i prefer it be used only for stage 4 patients with careful clinical monitoring. ...Read more

3

3
Why do some women lose their feminine physique and or when they gain weight during menopause?Our bodies looks manly.What can be done to prevent it?

Why do some women lose their feminine physique and or when they gain weight during menopause?Our bodies looks manly.What can be done to prevent it?

Don't fret: Aging is well, aging. Ask your doctor about the risks versus benefits of hormone replacement therapies. I am no menopause expert, but i work around many older women that swear by this. But talk to your doctor first about the risks before jumping in. ...Read more

4

4
At what maximum rate after chemo do you lose your hair?

At what maximum rate after chemo do you lose your hair?

After 3-4 weeks: Not all chemo drugs cause hair loss. Some will cause partial, others can cause complete hair loss. It is not seen for the first 3-4 weeks. So the first chemo cycle comes free. Then you start thinning your hair with each cycle of chemotherapy and may be bald in 2-3 months. Some patients prefer to trim their hair, so it is easier to manage when they fall all over your dress and bedding. ...Read more

5

5
What can women do against losing hair ?

What can women 
 do against losing hair ?

Find the cause: Figure out why you're losing hair & if you can reverse it (like low thyroid or fungus). Talk with your doc about spiranolactone. Minoxidil lotion can be applied to the scalp too. Good luck! ...Read more

6

6
What are some ways to lose weight if I am hungry all the time?

What are some ways to lose weight if I am hungry all the time?

Minimize Sugar/Carbs: The primary controls of body weight: food choices & quantity. Most calories are burned in repairing & maintaining our body, not exercise per-se. 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense, not casual workout. For > century there has been significant evidence that ingested sugars converted to fat within the liver is a major driver of visceral obesity & disease. Victoza (liraglutide) can help. See: nusi.Org & eatingacademy.Com. ...Read more

7

7
If you have hodgkins disease, do you lose your hair during your treatments?

If you have hodgkins disease, do you lose your hair during your treatments?

Common: Alopecia (hair loss) is a common side effect of the most common hl chemotherapy regimen, abvd. Hair returns after completion of chemotherapy. ...Read more

8

8
What can I do to lose weight during pregnancy? But also gain weight or I guess in general stay healthy & fit with out hurting the baby?

What can I do to lose weight during pregnancy? But also gain weight or I guess in general stay healthy & fit with out hurting the baby?

Weight gain in preg: You should never try to lose weight in pregnancy. If you start out at a normal weight, you should gain 25-30 lbs. if you are underweight, you should aim for 30-33 lbs. Overweight women should still see a positive weight gain of 20-22 lbs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Will chemo cause hair loss on scalp only.Will i lose body hair all over? Just wondering how much hair i may lose on body

Will chemo cause hair loss on scalp only.Will i lose body hair all over? Just wondering how much hair i may lose on body

Varies: Depends upon the type of chemo and your body's resistance. Hair on the head is usually first to go, and later hair around the genitals, eyebrows and lashes. There is a great unpredictability to this so discuss with your oncologist to get a better picture. Mostly, after chemo, it will grow back. ...Read more

10

10
Waight loss eat all the time but can not gain ?

Waight loss eat all the time but can not gain ?

Weight loss: Weight loss while not dieting is always worrisome. Please see your doctor right away for evaluation to rule out a hypermetabolic thyroid condition, diabetes, and especially cancer. I the meantime, you could try Boost or Ensure over-the-counter or high caloric healthy foods like avocados. ...Read more

11

11
Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Hello : Hello ensure makes a number of different products. Many of these are used after a person has had surgery, is in a debiliated state or is losing weight. They are often used as a supplement to prevent a person from losing weight and to ensure that they are getting balanced nutrition. ...Read more

12

12
Want to do gm (general motors) diet for fat loss , so need to ask that can I take any protein shakes during that diet ?

Want to do gm (general motors) diet for fat loss , so need to ask that can I take any protein shakes during that diet ?

NO: General motors diet is a very specific 7 day plan. You could lose 10-17 pounds if follow itstrictly. Protein shakes are not part of it. ...Read more

14

14
Why does telogen effluvium occur after getting over crash diets.Shouldn't the body make hairthicker instead of hair loss when we start eating healthy?

Why does telogen effluvium occur after getting over crash diets.Shouldn't the body make hairthicker instead of  hair loss when we start eating healthy?

Very common: Any shock to the body (such as a crash diet) can trigger a telogen effluvium by interrupting the body's normal hair growth cycle. As your hair cycle returns to normal, and as you eat healthier, your hair will grow back. ...Read more

15

15
If the person has terminal cancer and decided not to do chemo or anything, would they still lose their hair and feel sick?

If the person has terminal cancer and decided not to do chemo or anything, would they still lose their hair and feel sick?

Cancer with no treat: You may feel ill in the late stages depending on where the cancer is and where it has spread. Hair loss is unlikely if chemotherapy is not elected. You should focus on quality of life and can employ hospice and palliative medicine for assistance. ...Read more

17

17
How can you prevent total hair loss during chemotherapy?

Not possible: It is really not possible. But in most patients hair grows back after a while, after the chemotherapy is stopped ...Read more

18

18
What do you suggest if lift weights do them 100 times , for the mean time will i lose some type of weight ?

What do you suggest if lift weights do them 100 times , for the mean time will i lose some type of weight ?

Potentially: It is a form of exercise. With weight loss it always comes down to burning more calories than taking in will lead to weight loss. ...Read more

19

19
How can I lost weight? What are the guidelines for loosing weight? How do these change as women get older and what pitfalls should I avoid when starting out?

How can I lost weight? What are the guidelines for loosing weight? How do these change as women get older and what pitfalls should I avoid when starting out?

In : In general, weight loss becomes more difficult as we age because aging generally reduces our calorie (energy) requirements over time. So as our metabolisms slow, we don't need to eat as much food to maintain our bodies. Unfortunately, our appetites tend to remain the same, fixed by many cultural, social, and psychological factors, which can lead to a slow accumulation of extra weight over time. To lose and maintain weight loss, physicians generally recommend calorie reduction (to reduce intake of energy) and exercise (to increase usage of energy) in order for our bodies to start using up the stored fat we have accumulated. The weight loss goal should be generally to decrease 1 to 2 pounds per week to maintain the loss without stimulating an excessive hunger compensation response. Losing weight faster than this by any diet strategy typically will lead to rebound hunger and weight gain. Your target weight should be based on achieving a body mass index (bmi) between 20-25 for optimum health and longevity. There are many online resources for calculating an appropriate bmi for you based on your height and age. Start by making small incremental changes in your lifestyle that you can live with forever, because if you go back to your current lifestyle, your weight will also reset to this current level. Good luck in what is a very important endeavor at improving your health. Best, - john peng, md. ...Read more