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Does kidney stones cause you to lose your hair. Or is there another reason for hair loss.

Does kidney stones cause you to lose your hair. Or is there another reason for hair loss.

Hairloss: Kidney stones do not cause hairloss. Causes to consider are genetics (male pattern baldness), anemia, thyroid problems, lupus, nutritional problems, alopecia areata, and medication reactions. Many of these are treatable, once the cause is determined. ...Read more

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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Is biotin bad for your liver and kidneys I am taking it as a supplement to stop hair loss?

Is biotin bad for your liver and kidneys I am taking it as a supplement to stop hair loss?

Biotin: Is a b vitamin (co-enzyme) necessary for fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Take the recommended amount and your kidneys and liver will thank you. ...Read more

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I feel weak from inside and my lower back is getting weaker. Whats the issue . I feel my bones are not strong, also having hair loss . My age is 26?

I feel weak from inside and my lower back is getting weaker. Whats the issue . I feel my bones are not strong, also having hair loss . My age is 26?

See a doctor: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I dont masturbate much just two times a week but i still feel hollow in my knees, hair loss problem, eyes burns and lower back pain. why ???

I dont masturbate much  just two times a week but i still feel hollow in my knees, hair loss problem, eyes burns and lower back pain. why ???

Listen, man: I am really sorry that somebody has told you that enjoying your body is the usual cause of the problems that you list. If you have heard this from a "spiritual instructor", that person is a liar. All men have lost hair on the temples at age 23 and your masculine hair loss is genetically programmed. Your eye and low back problems need to be addressed by a competent physician. Man up & be discerning ...Read more

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How come when felt sick went to doctors and all said it was in all in the head, not until went to hospital with kidney failure, was i believed?

How come when felt sick went to doctors and all said it was in all in the head, not until went to hospital with kidney failure, was i believed?

Family practice : I hope you are doing better. To answer your question i thought how i would feel if i rushed through an exam an missed the diagnosis. It would be horrible and no excuse for it. Physicians need to listen be compassionate and give proper treatment. If they are unable to get the answer seek help. Never say its all in your head. I am glad you finally received help. ...Read more

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I had kidney tx 12 mnths ago.I have slightly baldness, alopecia.What type of hair product shall I use for my hair regrowth?Using(tacrolimus, mycophenala

Switch tacrolimus: Alopecia is a recognized side effect of tacrolimus (fk 506). If it is truly a new problem (started after tne transplant), there are 2 possible strategies. Sometimes using a zinc supplement helps. But the simplest + most effective approach is to ask your transplant team to switch the tacrolimus to cyclosporine, another very effective immunosuppressant. The team will usually agree. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mom's in ICU with diverticulitis perforated colon and septis..kidney failure and not waking up once sedation was stopped..could I loss her?

Mom's in ICU with diverticulitis perforated colon and septis..kidney failure and not waking up once sedation was stopped..could I loss her?

I am so sorry: I am sorry for your situation. Perforated colon due to diverticulitis causing sepsis and kidney failure is very serious. Has she had surgery? or are they attempting to treat without surgery. As a specialty surgeon who has managed many of these situations I can tell you it is possible to survive this. Please do not hesitate to make sure all of the doctors are communicating with you/your family. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

I was diagnosed IgA nephropathy since birth, and is weight loss a sign of pre-kidney failure?

It can be. : Weight usually only occurs in the advanced stages of kidney failure. It frequently is associated with anorexia and avoidance of meat products. Have your basic blood checked soon. ...Read more

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I have severe preeclampsia 2011 almost loss of vision, kidney failure stillbirth a very traumatic event of my life do I have to conceive again.Scared?

I have severe preeclampsia 2011 almost loss of vision, kidney failure stillbirth a very traumatic event of my life do I have to conceive again.Scared?

No, of course not: Women are free to conceive or not to conceive. Women are free to do whatever they want with their own bodies. If not wanting to conceive, and wanting to continue having sex, just visit the ob-gyn and get some really effective birth control. One can also use condoms in addition to a method from the ob-gyn, for maximum protection. Vasectomy for the husband is an option, but rather permanent. ...Read more

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Can hair loss be caused by exceeding the dose of laxatives? I.E laxative abuse

Can hair loss be caused by exceeding the dose of laxatives? I.E laxative abuse

Yes: Can lead to protein malnutrition and the hair is one of the first areas the body sacrifices, since it's not essential for life. See a qualified psychiatrist re your eating disorder. ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Does nicotine/e cigs cause hair loss? If so how can I prevent it while enjoying my e-cig?

Does nicotine/e cigs cause hair loss? If so how can I prevent it while enjoying my e-cig?

No, but: Why are you taking testosterone? Is it for medical or recreational purposes. It can definitely cause accelerated hair loss, as well as infertility -- and many other medical problems if not taken for a valid medical reason, .. ...Read more

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What to do if I have genetic hair loss i.e my father is also bald?

What to do if I have genetic hair loss i.e my father is also bald?

Manage it: You can look into surgery. You can ask your physician about medication. You can shave your head. You can buy a wig. You can buy a ballcap. Best of all, you can recognize that 95% of good looks for a man is about physical fitness, rather than where you do or do not have hair, and really do something positive that will promote your total health. Photo Guy's happy with who he is. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more