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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Can you repair hair follicles damaged by chemical relaxing i did it only once and get dry and brittle hair no bald patches will i get my natural hair ?

Can you repair hair follicles damaged by chemical relaxing i did it only once and get dry and brittle hair no bald patches will i get my natural hair ?

Usually not grow out: The chemicals usually are irreversible, and you will have to wait for it to grow out. Moisturizer with conditioner anyway, preferably leave in. Good luck, your hair will grow again.: ). ...Read more

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I have brittle hair & hair loss.Had iron levels checkd.Put on 65 mg iron for 3 mos.. What other effects can low iron hav on someone? My heart flutters

I have brittle hair & hair loss.Had iron levels checkd.Put on 65 mg iron for 3 mos.. What other effects can low iron hav on someone? My heart flutters

Fatigue: Iron deficiency can cause symptoms related to poor total body iron stores. Tired and fatigued are the most common with ice craving being very prevalent . iron is important for hair growth, skin rejuvenation, and all your bodily functions as well as necessary to produce red blood cells. is carried on the hemoglobin of your red blood cell . Anemia may increase your risk of heart palpitations ...Read more

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How to restore dry brittle hair after thyroid removal?

How to restore dry brittle hair after thyroid removal?

Thyroid replacement: Take the proper dose of brand name thyroid replacement (t4). Your hair will eventually grow back out normally, but it may take 6-8 months depending upon the length of your hair. Also, any chemicals (coloring agents, straighteners, etc) can also cause brittle hair no matter what your thyroid status is. ...Read more

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What can cause dry and brittle hair?

What can cause dry and brittle hair?

Multiple things: It could just be a natural part of aging, but thyroid dysfunction could contribute to it. Your physician can check for this. Malnourishment or deficiencies in some vitamins or minerals can also cause it. ...Read more

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Can you really repair hair damaged by chemical straightening I have done it once and still i get dry and brittle hair i shaved my hair but no differen?

It takes time: Hair can get damaged by chemical straightening but it's going to take some time for the hair to get back to normal. Once the effects on the hair roots have worn off, you can expect your hair to return to the way it was before the chemicals. ...Read more

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Hi what can I do to sort out my dry brittle hair? What can I use that would b good for my hair ?

Hi what can I do to sort out my dry brittle hair? What can I use that would b good for my hair ?

Dry, brittle hair: There are so many possible causes of dry hair, I couldn't even list them here. Start by ruling out medical causes such as hypothyroidism, parathyroid issues, and anorexia. Consider checking out this website for more information: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003245.htm ...Read more

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Apart from conditioners what can you do to soften brittle hair?

Brittle Hair - Eval: Brittle hair may be due to thyroid disease, vitamin deficiencies, intrinsic problems of the scalp, and other specific disease states. Have your physician do a complete comprehensive physical exam and laboratory battery of tests. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Brittle Hair (Definition)

Brittle hair is hair that is dry and seems to break easily. It may be seen in a number of conditions, such as metabolic or hormonal ...Read more