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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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What could cause hair loss and bleeding?

What could cause hair loss and bleeding?

Hormonal imbalance: If you mean hair loss and bleeding from vagina it may be from hormonal imbalance, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What could cause hair loss in a teenager?

What could cause hair loss in a teenager?

Many possibilities: Many possible causes of hair loss including genetic inheritance, underlying medical disorder such as hypothyroid, anemia, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, reaction to meds, stress or trauma, over-processing or treatment with chemicals (ie: straighteners, dyes, perms), hair extensions or braids causing tension on roots or follicles, scalp conditions. ...Read more

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Will 10mg of amytriptyline cause hair loss?

Will 10mg of amytriptyline cause hair loss?

Hair Loss and Med: Hair loss appears to be a complaint in people taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride (elavil®). In clinical studies, hair loss was reported in people who took amitriptyline. How commonly it occurs, though, was not reported. However, given how common hair loss is in the general population, it is difficult to say whether hair loss is caused by the medicine, genetics, other factors, or a combination. ...Read more

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Does high billirubin levels cause hair loss?

No: Look for another cause for your hair loss -- if it's not a normal man's progressive baldness, consider a thyroid check, a scalp fungus, telogen effluvium and alopecia areata. If your high bilirubin is isolated and unconjugated and you feel well, chances are it's gilbert's non-disease and won't affect in in any way. ...Read more

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I know chemo has different effects on everyone. But I was wondering why it causes hair loss?

I know chemo has different effects on everyone. But I was wondering why it causes hair loss?

Chemo and hair loss: Please go on-line to

www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/chemotherapy/in-depth/hair=loss/art-20046920

If you cannot access this from home go to your local library and they will help.

You should get some important understanding from this and you may need to get a air piece. Not pleasant but important as hopefully your cancer is coming under control.
Best wishes - you deserve it! ...Read more

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Does lupus cause hair loss?

Yes: Hair loss is fairly common in lupus patient especially in the temples. ...Read more

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Can Depakote cause hair loss?

Can Depakote cause hair loss?

Yes: More frequently, people may notice hair thinning, often in the shower. Usually it is cyclical- it often gets better even if you continue the medication. You can also add the vitamin, selenium. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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