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Doctor insights on: Hair Breakage Causes

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Which STD causes hair thining?

Which STD causes hair thining?

Syphilis, rarely: In its late stages, syphilis can cause "moth eaten alopecia", an irregular, patchy form of hair loss on the scalp. It is quite rare. If you are concerned and/or at risk, have a blood test for syphilis. But that's the only potential cause of STD-related hair loss. If it's a question of just general hair thinning, I'm confident it isn't due to any STD. ...Read more

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Does blow drying hair cause permanent hair loss?

Does blow drying hair cause permanent hair loss?

No: This should not cause hair loss from the dryer. There is likely another reason. ...Read more

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Phentermine causes hair thinning?

Phentermine causes hair thinning?

See below: Although you won't see hair loss (alopecia) as a listed side effect for most anorectic medications, it is a commonly reported event. The hair loss usually starts around the third month, and can continue for as long as you are losing weight. Alopecia can be caused by the change and diet and hormonal levels that accompanies weight loss. Centrally acting obesity medications also have hormonal effect. ...Read more

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What causes kinky hair?

What causes kinky hair?

Kinky Hair: Most kinky hair is caused by genetics. It may be the result of chemical processing which can damage localized areas of scalp or systemic steroid use in some cases. Other forms of scalp trauma may also cause the hair to kink. ...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 shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents are at the age when hair growth begins! Also, when you shave hair it becomes prickly, and more noticeable to the touch. The hair follicle beneath the skin does not know whether the hair above it has been cut long, short or completely shaved. ...Read more

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Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Hair loss: There are treatments for female hair loss depending on the cause of the hair loss. For female patterned hair loss, there are medications, such as minoxidil, that could be tried. See your doctor for complete evaluation and medication recommendations. ...Read more

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Does wearing hats cause hair loss or a receding hair line?

Does wearing hats cause hair loss or a receding hair line?

No: I wish they were all this easy to answer. Stop and think. If this were the case, hair loss in men would correspond to the shape of the hat. It doesn't -- it follows a predictable course, with continuation of the normal temporal loss that all men get at about age 22, and loss over the crown. The back & low sides of the head, where the greatest weight of the ballcap or fedora rests, is spared. ...Read more

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Can unbalanced ph of scalp causes hair fall?

Can unbalanced ph of scalp causes hair fall?

Why do you ask?: Talk about "scalp pH" comes mostly from promoters of various cosmetics and "pop"/"miracle" remedies, and the usual word is "unbalanced" which is a meaningless term. I believe these are scams targeting people who know a little high-school chemistry. Please get your thyroid checked, and if loss is serious, get evaluated for telogen effluvium, malnutrition, alopecia areata, and general health. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Do "noogies" damage the hair or cause hair loss?

Do "noogies" damage the hair or cause hair loss?

Noogies hair loss: Do "noogies" damage the hair or cause hair loss? ANS: Please define exactly what you mean by a noogie as the definition seems to vary by the part of the world you are in. Also define how often and how hard a noogie you are talking about. I do no recall how you express the power of a noogie. Do you have a standard unit for a your noogie? Is is expressed as noogie or millinoogies? Send details. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss?

What causes hair loss?

Too many reasons: Stress, hormonal disturbance, infection (of hair follicles), chemotherapy/use of immunosuppressant, autoimmune disorders, thyroid disease, just name a few. ...Read more

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What causes Hair loss?

What causes Hair loss?

Many Reasons: Number one reason in males is Heredity. There are other reasons like Anemia, Mental stress, Severe illnesses, Hormone problems etc ...Read more