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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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Wbc and PLT count always high going on for well over 2 yrs. Chronic pain. Weight loss, hair loss, body rash, flue like symptoms. Diabetic plz advise y?

Wbc and PLT count always high going on for well over 2 yrs. Chronic pain. Weight loss, hair loss, body rash, flue like symptoms. Diabetic plz advise y?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my child having hair loss, binge eating with vomiting after, no weight gain in 6 months, and trouble sleeping? No diabetes.

Why is my child having hair loss, binge eating with vomiting after, no weight gain in 6 months, and trouble sleeping? No diabetes.

Needs a medical eval: Your child needs to be evaluated for an eating disorder. She may require hospitalization to ensure that adequate dietary nutritional needs are met for her age. You can also consider family therapy and individual therapy for her. ...Read more

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Can taking insulin / metformin when you don't have diabetes be correlative with losing hair?

Can taking insulin / metformin when you don't have diabetes be correlative with losing hair?

Why insulin?: People without diabetes, except under unusual circumstances in a hospital, should not be taking insulin. Please discuss this with your doctor. Taking Insulin if you don't have diabetes could cause life-threatening low blood sugars. ...Read more

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I'm losing hair above the sideburns and temples, and pretty recently my parting is appearing too wide because of the hair loss. What might b d cause?

I'm losing hair above the sideburns and temples, and pretty recently my parting is appearing too wide because of the hair loss. What might b d cause?

Stop Male Hair Loss: Hereditary hair loss is the most common cause of a receding hairline or thinning in the scalp of young men. Effective medical treatments are available from ABHRS board-certified physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss. Over-the-counter remedies have limited use. Early treatment is best because once the follicle is "dead and gone, " transplants are the only option. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully.
Read all the instructions.
Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer".

Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. ...Read more

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Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Any trauma: To the hair can damage the hair protein and cause the hair to break off. These include heat, chemicals, physical trauma etc. The ionic hairdryer is no more or less a trauma than regular hairdryers. It's the heat that causes the damage. ...Read more

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What could cause hair loss at the age of 23?

What could cause hair loss at the age of 23?

Lots: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Which medications that I'm on could cause hair loss?

A variety of meds: There are a number of medications that can cause hair loss. In younger patients, the most common medications could include acne medications (isotretinoin), thyroid medications, and other hormones (including testosterone replacement). It would be most helpful to consult with a doc to see which one may be causing it. In most cases, drug-induced hair loss is reversible. ...Read more

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What are the causes for hair loss? How can I stop hair loss

What are the causes for hair loss? How can I stop hair loss

Hair loss: Can be stress, tight hair clips/bands, hormonal. Check thyroid, androgens, polycystic ovary disease, autoimmune disease, certain medications like b-blockers, amphetamines, low iron (anemia), low zinc levels, fatty acid deficiency, low protein diet, anoraxia/bulemia, recent childbirth, starting stopping birth control pills, and family pattern of hair. Follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I stop hair loss on the sides of my hair and what causes them?

How can I stop hair loss on the sides of my hair and what causes them?

Alopecia: There are many causes for hair loss, the most common being genetic. To determine if there is a correctable condition you should go and see a dermatologist. They may be able to help you out. ...Read more

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Can an IUD cause hair loss?

Yes: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can cause hair loss. Here is a study reference:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17900442. ...Read more

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Can scarring cause hair loss?

Can scarring cause hair loss?

Absolutely yes: And this is called cicatricial alopecia and has many causes ranging from trauma to surgery to infection to burns and more... ...Read more

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Will estrogen cause hair loss?

Will estrogen cause hair loss?

No.: The opposite is actually true. Estrogen is actually beneficial for your hair. Female allopecia is multifactorial and not nearly as straight forward as androgenic allopecia seen in "male" pattern balding due to the effects of 5 Alpha reductase. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn cause hair loss?

Can a sunburn cause hair loss?

See below: Sunburn would not cause hair loss in an otherwise normal person. In some people with inherited disorders sun burn may cause scarring and local hair loss. See this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/sunburn#1 ...Read more

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Does taking HGH cause hair loss?

Not likely, BUT..: But become knowledgable about taking hgh, whether it does anything positive for people and the aging process (i and almost all well-done studies say no). If one has a deficiency in hgh (rare), it may inc bone density, mm mass, increase exercise capacity, but does not increase strength. There r multiple risks: joint/mm pains, carpal tunnel, swelling, large breasts in males...Fagetabotit-:). ...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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Could Duphaston cause hair loss?

Could Duphaston cause hair loss?

Duphaston: From my reading of the literature this is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Does hydralazine cause hair loss?

Does hydralazine cause hair loss?

Not typically: Hair loss is not typically a side effect one sees with hydralazine. If you have concerns about this then you should see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can Spirolactone cause hair loss?

Spironlactone: This medication is a diuretic but is used often for hirsutism (hair growth in places you don't want), so in a way it can cause decrease in hair growth. There are many causes of hair loss, get some labs done to confirm you are not iron deficient for sure. If the hair loss started after starting the spironolactone, then it may be culprit for you. ...Read more

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Help! Could stevia cause hair loss?

Help! Could stevia cause hair loss?

No: It doesn't cause hair loss. You'll have to check w/your doctor about other possible causes. Most common is what you put on your hair or do to your hair, but other systemic causes are possible. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss in infants?

What can cause hair loss in infants?

How old: It depends on the age. This could be normal hair loss. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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Will low iron levels cause hair loss?

Yes, iron deficiency: Can result in hair loss. Other common symptoms are pica (craving eating ice or dirt), headaches, fatigue and shortness of breath with exercise. An over the counter iron supplement taken every day along with Vitamin C to aid with absorption should help. Talk with your doctor to find out why you are iron deficient, and work on resolving the underlying cause as well. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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