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Hair Loss In Women Causes And Treatment
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
Alopecia Areata: The most common cause of sudden hair loss is called alopecia areata. This condition is unknown cause, but it is thought to be a temporary immune reaction against one's own hair follicles. Often seen in children in the spotty variant is known as alopecia areata. If the spots are everywhere it is known as alopecia totals. It is necessary to see a dermatologist for this diagnosis to be made correctly. ...Read more
Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?
Normal TSH LEVELS: The normal range for TSH is generally stated as 0.5 to 5.0. However, many endocrinologists consider anything outside the range of 0.5 to 3.0 especially if there are clinical symptoms as abnormal. I would follow JP with an endocrinologist. The hair loss is reversible with treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hereditary hair loss, if DHT is produced in all men even in men with a full head of hair, then how is it genetic and the main cause of baldness?
Good question: A good, but tough question. If you are genetically predisposed to the early loss of hair then your hair follicles may not be responding to the Dht that is present. Without seeing you it is always possible that your pattern of hair loss is not genetic. Seeing a dermatologist would be your best option to clarify this and if there would be any treatment necessary. ...Read more
Depends on the drug?: Hirsutism is a term used to describe increased hair growth in women where hair doesn't usually grow like the jaw/back/abdomen. This can be associated with drugs, most commonly drugs with androgen activity like steroids, danazol, progestens, methyldopa, etc. Can be a sign of an underlying hormone disorder associated with disease like obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovary, or a hormone releasing tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some vitamins to take for healthy hair growth in women? Hair is very thin and signs of balding.
Agree w Dr. Baker: See dermatologist to evaluate for reason for this so that an individualized treatment plan can be developed. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excess hair: Hirsutism.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am suffering from both head hair loss and chest hair loss; are they related?
And is it a symptom of male pattern?
Ps: hair breaks form the root
No: No, definitely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does masturbation/sex cause men to have hair loss because of the production of more testosterone and increase of DHT to the scalp?
No: There is no relationGet a more detailed answer ›
What is a fibroid capsule ? Also , can thyroids and fibroids cause loss of hair-head in african american women?
Capsule: Fibroids are uterine smooth muscle tumors (leiomyomas), and are round tumors without a capsule. Thyroid tumors can be encapsulated. Neither has anything to do with hair loss. However, thyroid disease, both hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) can result in hair loss. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
MPD Mayofacial Pain Dysfunction how is affecting hair and scalp, Is there treatment for the scalp and hair fall, excess oils, in this case?
Doe vitamin B12 deficiency (due to tropical sprue) can cause hair loss at hairline??? And is this type of hair loss is reversible???
Hairloss: Since the growth of hair requires several things including nutrition, vitamins and hormones, having tropical sprue would definitely cause your body to be stressed thus possibly lead to some hair loss. This type of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium. Usually will resolve when the underlying problem is taken care of. ...Read more
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