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Hair Growth In The Tear Duct
Via conversion 2 DHT: Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht) via 5 Alpha reductase enzyme. Dht is considered poisonous to hair follicles. It is also responsible for prostate enlargement. That's why Finasteride & dutasteride, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors, are used to lower Dht and thus shrink prostate & allow for hair regrowth. But don't forget that genetics (ethnicity) affects total body & scalp hai. ...Read more
PCOS: polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in some women because of ovarian dysfunction. It is usually manifested by male hormone characteristics in young females: scalp hair loss; facial hair, and acne, and irregular periods. Women with PCOS often have difficulty getting pregnant, and may be seen first by a skin doctor because of acne, and facial hair. See a hormone doctor. ...Read more
Hair loss: Two types of androgens are involved in the mechanism of male pattern hair loss. These are testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (dht). Dihydrotestosterone is a derivative of testosterone. The enzyme called 5-alpha reductase converts the relatively inactive testosterone to a more potent form, dihydrotestosterone. Thus, the key enzyme involved in androgenetic hair loss is 5-alpha reductase. ...Read more
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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?
Tearduct blockage with a clear big cyst on it.It's the tearduct by lamcratial gland not the tearduct where tears flow out.It's the other side.Eye ache?
Ache: Is it near this site.? The eye lids have an opening called punctuate to allow tear to drain. The tear go though canalicua then to the laccimal sack. This has an opening where the tears drain under the inferior turbinate in the nose. A blocked tear duct is usually not painful unless infected. Have this examined! ...Read more
Can a 11 month insubstance tear in central insertional fibres of the distal Archilles tendon heal without surgery?
Partial tears might: If it is a complete tear, no. If it is a partial tear, there is a chance that it might heal without surgery. A medical boot that limits movement of the Achilles tendon , one that immobilizes the ankle, would certainly be needed. ...Read more
Accutane leaving scar tissue on my face resulted in no hair growth in that area of my face is there anyway to grow that hair ?
No: Lack of hair growth within scar tissue is a sign that the hair follicles have been permanently damaged and replaced by scar tissue instead of normal collagen. There is no way to regrow the hair within scar tissue. Even hair transplant plugs do not grow well within scar tissue due to lack of adequate blood supply. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Would using hair growth treatment on a cyst on your head help to regrow the small amount of hair lost from the cyst?
Perhaps: If the cyst ruptured and healed leaving scar tissue instead of normal scalp tissue i doubt it as the scar tissue will not have hair follicle present to grow new hair. If this is the case, it may need to be cut out (excised) completely and sutured together to leave normal tissue that has hair follicles to grow. ...Read more
Would either Marfans or hypothyroidism & its meds keep an adult's growth plates from closing normally thus resulting in added growth well into 30s/40s?
Probably not: With diagnoses like Marfans and hypothyroid, you need an excellent doctor. If you are truly gaining height at this age it is VERY unusual. One condition causing this is pituitary secretion of growth hormone, but rarely growth hormone may be produced elsewhere. See a specialist in Endocrine disorders, possibly at a University/ Med School ASAP. Be well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Increasing body hair is derived from hormonal influences of the adrenal glands. It may precede the onset of puberty by a year or more in some kids. As puberty progresses, the amount of body continues to increase.Since its onset and expression is so variable, i find it a poor indicator of when or if further growth will occur. ...Read more
US results "a mass to the thyroid gland, which appears to arise from or be directly contiguous w/lower pole of gland" Can thyroid mass grow outside?
Slow hair growth: Best treatment would be vaniqa cream.Get a more detailed answer ›