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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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Will you lose your hair if you get rituximab injection?

Will you lose your hair if you get rituximab injection?

Uncommon: It is uncommon to lose hair with Rituximab therapy. It can affect the immune system so theoretically, it can indirectly cause hair loss. However, I have never seen hair loss from Rituximab infusions. So my final answer would be unlikely. ...Read more

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Why im losing my hair it is not the rituximab?

Why im losing my hair it is not the rituximab?

Not usual: Rituximab is not usually associated with hair loss (alopecia). Chemotherapy (used with rituximab) for treating cancer is associated with alopecia. As are other underlying medical problems. ...Read more

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Why im losing my hair since i started using rituximab?

Don't know: Hair loss is not a common side effect of rituximab, but it is a potent medication. Other chemotherapeutic agents that you received weeks to months ago may be responsible for you hair loss. ...Read more

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What is the real cause of hair fall? Is there a proven solution for this problem?

Several causes: There are many types of hair loss. For age-related baldness, a doctor may use rogaine or propecia. For other causes, hair may grow back after the disorder is resolved: over-brushing, hormonal imbalances, stress, chemotherapy, autoimmune disorders, infection, etc... A doctor can evaluate for these other causes of hair loss. Normal people may lose 50-100 hairs/day, which are replaced by "new" hairs. ...Read more

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I m suffring from hair problem ..and hair fall problem?

I m suffring from hair problem ..and hair fall problem?

Hormonal Imbalance: Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Thyroid hormone disorders are notorious for causing hair loss. Imbalance in sex hormones can also be implicated. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss. Take care. ...Read more

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I have got a lot of hair fall daily ,more than 100a day?

I have got a lot of hair fall daily ,more than 100a day?

You are normal: Every day hundreds of hair follicles fall out and new hairs grow back. If you are young and hairs don't grow back then see your doctor. As you age less and less hairs will grow back...this is part of the aging process and genetically determined...blame your mother's father for your hair line. ...Read more

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How to save my hair fall?

How to save my hair fall?

First, see the dr.: Get an evaluation from a Dr. and assure you have no underlying medical causes (such as thyroid disorders or anxiety) that can be treated for your thinning hair/hair loss. Thinning hair may also be genetically predisposing as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is pulling back your hair in a high ponytail ok or does it tend to make hair fall out?

Is pulling back your hair in a high ponytail ok or does it tend to make hair fall out?

Traction alopecia: Traction alopecia is a form of gradual hair loss or thinning of the hair that hapĀ­pens as a result of constant pulling over time, usually as the result of particular types of hair styling. Commonly, this condition is caused by hair styles such as dread locks, braids, corn rows, weaves, clip on pieces, tight turbans and high, tight pony tails or pigtails. ...Read more

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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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Rituxan (Definition)

Rituxan is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more