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Hair Loss In Women
What causes hair loss in women? If hair loss is so much less common in women then why does it happen at all to begin with?
COUNT YOUR GENES: Genetic make up is the main cause. ...Read more
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
Low iron,thyroid: Many things can lead to hair loss including heredity, iron deficiency, an under active thyroid or hormone abnormalities associated with polycywtic ovaries. Temporary cause of hair loss include high fever, anesthesia, medications, rapid weight loss, and hair loss after delivering a baby. A proper diagnosis needs an exam and blood tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnose with alopecia areata. My dermatologist prescribed clobetasol.Is topical ic clobetasol .05 okay to treat hair loss in women?
Female 55 overweight asthmatic treated w/ seretides 50/250 mcg mild osteopnia extremely tired moody hair loss easily sick. Tests ok but cortisol-u free 24h, 233.6 nmol/24hr before seretide 90 nmol/24?
The amount of blood: Steroid via inhaled steroid is low. If it were high cortisol would be suppressed in that your adrenal would be suppressed. Osteopenia not disease, it's a word, keep an eye on density, not from inhaled steroids. Cortisol is up, may need suppression test, ask doc. Sleeping at night? Can u nap if given opportunity? May have a comorbid mood/stress prob., if snoring consider apnea. Continue workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37yo isn't "old age": Sorry but I have to chuckle to myself. 37yo is not "old age". Alopecia refers to hair loss but doesn't specify cause. Emotional and/or physical stress can cause temporary hair loss. So can heredity. Traction, too, from excessive pulling & tying off (it's a cultural thing). Ask your doc to review your medications. And your scalp looking for infection. Then draw blood for thyroid & dihydrotestostero. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there risk to using finesteride for hair loss if my wife and I are planning on having children? I know women are not supposed to handle the drug.
Hair Loss, Female (Definition)
Hair loss in women is a medical finding that can reflect a large list of conditions. The most common cause is inherited hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) but it can also be a symptom of other conditions such as various hormone imbalances and inflammatory conditions. Occassionally, hair loss is the result of medications, some hair products, and excessive brushing or styling. ...Read more
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