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Doctor insights on: Hair Loss After Chikungunya

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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...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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Can I reverse hair loss?

Can I reverse hair loss?

Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...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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How do I stop my hair loss?

How do I stop my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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What to do about hair loss?

What to do about hair loss?

Female Hair Loss: The only product that has been scientifically shown to help female hair loss is rogaine (minoxidil) for men used twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hair loss?

How can I treat my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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How can I postpone hair loss?

It's mostly: Genetic, but you could try Minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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How do you control hair loss?

How do you control hair loss?

Hair loss? Cause: There are many causes for hair loss one needs to determine the cause before specific treatment is possible. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

Is hair loss a result of aging?

Sometimes: Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life. ...Read more

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How to grow hair and stop hair loss?

Stop hair loss: You can stop hair loss by using topical Minoxidil also known as rogaine (minoxidil). If you want to grow hair you will have to see a dermatologist for a prescription medicine. ...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 be causing sudden hair loss?

What could be causing sudden hair loss?

Stress, hormones.: Acute, severe stressors (e.g. Divorce, death of a family member, being fired from your job) and/or endocrine disorders (thyroid or adrenal diseases in particular) can lead to profound and noticeable hair loss. Sometimes this is at least partly reversible. Seek medical advice as soon as possible to avoid more serious complications! ...Read more

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Could hair not growing indicate hair loss?

Could hair not growing indicate hair loss?

Potentially yes: If hair no longer grows where hair was previously present - this may well represent hair loss. ...Read more

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What could be causing hair loss in my wife?

Many things: It could be many things: hormonal imbalances, thyroid disease, electrolytes abnormalities, mineral deficiency due to rapid weight loss, malnutrition, iron deficiency, infection, genetics...She needs to see her doctor for individualized evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a severe hair loss what should I do?

I have a severe hair loss what should I do?

Evaluation: You will need an evaluation to make sure you are not deficient in certain key hormones and nutrients. Also, you should be checked for autoimmune diseases. It could also be stress or postpregnancy related. Finally, it could be related to other skin problems or a reaction to something you are using. Do go in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you advise me please with my hair loss?

Hair loss: If you are a male hair loss is common -even at your age - and doesn't mean you a have a bad condition.
If you are a woman with increasing hair loss I would advise you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop hair loss naturally?

Is there a way to stop hair loss naturally?

Yes: There are different reasons for hair loss some are temporary and do not need treatment. A low thyroid or iron deficiency needs to be treated. If thyroid & iron levels are normal home lasers such as hairmax are useful for many people. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hair loss. Plz help me?

I am suffering from hair loss. Plz help me?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Is it true that fasting leads to hair loss?

Hair loss: Not to my knowledge.
Why are you fasting and how long have you been doing so?
Many religions have Fast Days, to my knowledge never more than 24 hours, and I cannot recall that leads to hair loss. ...Read more

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Should I use minioxidil to treat hair loss?

Should I use minioxidil to treat hair loss?

It has limits: It doesn't work well at all for a receeding hairline. But works best on loss of hair isolated to the crown (top of head). ...Read more

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How to deal with issues with mens hair loss?

How to deal with issues with mens hair loss?

See doctor: We need to do labs, examine you and your scalp. There are so many ways to prevent hair loss and regrow hair. If your pcp is not familiar with management for hair loss or prevention, look up for a doctor or clinic that do (plenty of them). ...Read more

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What can I include in my diet for hair loss?

What can I include in my diet for hair loss?

Not helpful: Unfortunately there is no nutritional support that would prevent hair loss.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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

Chikungunya (Definition)

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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