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Hair Loss In 20s
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
What to do about excessive hair loss of a female only on the head that started in your teen years and still continues into your early 20s? Please help
Male,mid30s.Always soft hair on head,started balding mid-20s.Body hair not thick,increasing growth on the back.Hair loss on fingers and calves.Why?
Genetics/endocrine: This may be an inheritable genetic trait or possibly a thyroid dysfunction. Please consult your physician for further testing. ...Read more
Is it normal to get eye floaters in your early 20s. I also have stomach problems frequent urination hair loss and malabsorption?
Eye Floaters: Generally eye floaters are normal phenomenon and caused by small moving parts in your field of vision and are considered benign, though they may be annoying at times. Eye floaters can be a sign of a more serious condition, needing immediate medical attention if you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters.Things to consider would be retinal detachment or tears, internal bleeding etc ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is beginning to experience hair loss and is only 25, what can she do to reverse this process?
Hair loss: The most common type of hair loss is a condition called androgenetic alopecia . This type of hair loss can affect both men and women. Other terms for androgenetic alopecia include “male pattern balding” and “female pattern hair loss.” treatments to discuss with her doctor include estrogen containing birth control pills, minoxydil, propecia, spironolactone etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go see your doctor: You need to go and see your doctor to diagnose why you are losing your hair. You need to figure that out first and then you may be able to formulate a strategy to address the hair loss. For example, if your thyroid is not working well or you are vitamin deficient, you would simply treat the thryoid disease or replace the deficient vitamin. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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