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Does obesity cause hair loss?

Does obesity cause hair loss?

Maybe but ask doctor: A person with obesity and hair loss may have a hormonal problem that a doctor can evaluate. Men with obesity may have higher levels of Estrogens (female-type hormones) due to estrogen produced in fat cells, which could lead to a smaller amount of "masculine-type" body hair. On the other hand, a person could be obese and losing hair, without the two symptoms having any relationship to one another. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


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Could fatty liver from obesity cause hair loss? Or is it from losing 52 lbs since march or could my fatty liver be getting worse

Could fatty liver from obesity cause hair loss? Or is it from losing 52 lbs since march or could my fatty liver be getting worse

Rapid weight loss: The hair loss is more likely due to the rapid weight loss. Also make sure you are getting enough protein as this could also lead to hair loss. As your weight loss slows down yoir hair will come back. You can also try biotin. It works for some. ...Read more

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What kinds of illnesses cause hair loss? I am 38 f. I do have fatty liver from being obese and habe lost 35 lbs.

What kinds of illnesses cause hair loss? I am 38 f. I do have fatty liver from being obese and habe lost 35 lbs.

Any change: Actually any change in your body, even a good change like weight loss, can cause a temporary increase in the normal rate of hairs falling out. But this is a short phase, and when the hairs grow back, your hair will be as full as ever. ...Read more

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I am suffering from sexual exhaustion symptoms, mainly hair loss and difficulty in erecting from sex. I am 21 male and not obese. I need solutions!

I am suffering from sexual exhaustion symptoms, mainly hair loss and difficulty in erecting from sex. I am 21 male and not obese. I need solutions!

What symptoms?: I am not aware of a syndrome of sexual exhaustion. Most 20 year old males think they're ready for anything and everything. What do you need a solution for? Need more information. ...Read more

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Is hair loss connected to fatty liver from obesity?

Is hair loss connected to fatty liver from obesity?

PCOS: Polycystic ovary syndrome can be associated with fatty liver, high triglycerides, low hdl, high risk for diabetes, irregular periods, hair in unwanted areas and also male pattern hair loss. Insulin resistance is a common factor among the symptoms. Resulting high Insulin levels interfere in normal menstrual cycles, allowing for more testosterone like hormones to build up causing hair loss in some. ...Read more

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Is hair loss linked to fatty liver from obesity?

Is hair loss linked to fatty liver from obesity?

Hair LosS: Fatty liver & hair loss are not directly related. Hair loss may be due to hormonal factors, thyroid disorder, hair products, medications, skin diseases, scalp infections, etc . See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi my aunty suffers with dizzy spells and hair loss she also very obese and feels full all the time but she doesn't eat much. What could this be ?

Hi my aunty suffers with dizzy spells and hair loss she also very obese and feels full all the time but she doesn't eat much. What could this be ?

Dizzy and not hungry: It's hard to say since there are so many things that can cause those symptoms. The dizziness may be from dehydration, irregular heart rhythm, carotid artery stenosis, strokes, high or low blood pressure, medication, etc. The hair loss may be from nutritional deficiency. Sounds weird, but a large % of overweight people are actually malnurished because they don't eat a healthy diet. Needs to see doc. ...Read more

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I have haito loss due to PCOS. I'm obese 256 pounds. Will exercise help stop the hair fall? Or is this permanent and I will go bald? Please help!

I have haito loss due to PCOS. I'm obese 256 pounds. Will exercise help stop the hair fall? Or is this permanent and I will go bald? Please help!

256 pounds: Time to start losing your weight. Please go to a nearby training facility and gradually lose weight under control of a weight specialist. Don't try and lose weight "overnight" - be patient! I don't think your weight will cause hair loss. Surely you have seen many markedly overweight women without hair loss. ...Read more

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Chronic all-body inflammation, 11.5. Highest scale on the test, 4.9. Can't take nsaids, steroids cause hair loss. What other med is there for this?

Chronic all-body inflammation, 11.5. Highest scale on the test, 4.9. Can't take nsaids, steroids cause hair loss. What other med is there for this?

Hard to help: I assume that the test you are referring to is the HS-CRP. While that does mark inflammation it's quite nonspecific. It can be elevated from chronic diseases(like vascular or obesity) or from autoimmune processes or from infections to name a few. But before you contemplate steroids, you want to have an idea of what is actually being treated. More info is necessary to better guide you. ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause of hair loss?

What is the most likely cause of hair loss?

Inherited baldness: "pattern baldness" is the most common cause of hair loss, and is usually inherited (it's in the genes). In men, it is called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. Men get a receding hair line and hair loss on top of the head. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Women get some hair loss from the whole scalp, so the hair looks thinner. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more