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What can lead to hair loss in women?

What can lead to hair loss in women?

Many reasons: Some of the reasons for hair loss > 1. Heredity 2. Stress 3. Low hemoglobin levels 4. Various drugs (especially chemotherapy drugs). ...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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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? .

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? .

Women: Hormone disturbance, anxiety, skin disease, foods, drugs, chemical agent and environmental toxins all have contributed to woman hair loss. Balance of mind and body is very important in health and in everyday's life. ...Read more

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How common is hair loss in women? I never see a female who is losing hair. How common is it for women to experience hair loss? .

How common is hair loss in women? I never see a female who is losing hair. How common is it for women to experience hair loss? .

Female Hair Loss: Hair loss in women affects an estimated 40 Million Americans. Women don't go bald, but thinning causes weak volume and coverage. The treatment of female hair loss begins with accurate diagnosis and evaluation by a full-time ABHRS board-certified hair loss specialist. Treatments may include Minoxidil (82M), Laser Therapy (LaserCap), PRP, Nutritionals or hair transplantation in severe cases. ...Read more

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How can you prevent hair loss in women?

How can you prevent hair loss in women?

Check thyroid: One cause of hair loss in women is hypothyroidism. If that is the problem, treatment with thyroid medication should correct the problem. ...Read more

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Can St. John Wort cause hair loss in women?

Can St. John Wort cause hair loss in women?

May be: Why are you taking it. It is not an effective medication for any illness. 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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Could celiac disease cause hair loss in women?

Could celiac disease cause hair loss in women?

If: Not following gluten free diet, it could contribute. ...Read more

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Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Yes: It can be one of the signs and symptoms of low thyriod. Visit your physician to discuss this issue so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for hair loss in women when it is not related to alopecia but just old age?

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Are there treatments for hair loss in women when it is not related to alopecia but just old age?

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 more

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Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?

Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?

Iron: Iron decency can contribute to hair loss. In addition to other blood tests iron and iron binding capacity should be measured in menstruating women. If low, iron replacement can help slow or stop hair loss. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with alopecia areata. My dermatologist prescribed clobetasol. Is topical ic clobetasol. 05 okay to treat hair loss in women?

I was diagnose with alopecia areata. My dermatologist prescribed clobetasol. Is topical ic clobetasol. 05 okay to treat hair loss in women?

Any prescription....: ...Medicine should be used only by the person for whom it was prescribed, and for the purpose for which it was prescribed. Not for anything else, and not by anyone else. ...Read more

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What causes female hair loss?

What causes female hair loss?

Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop female hair loss?

What can I do to stop female hair loss?

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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What are the top reasons for women's hair loss?

What are the top reasons for women's hair loss?

Hypothyroidism: Low thyroid or vitamin, like biotin deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss (no pattern) in a 24 year old female?

What causes hair loss (no pattern) in a 24 year old female?

See a doctor: Thyroid disease is one answer. Some blood test, done by a doctor, would be a good thing to find out why. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm suffering from female pattern hair loss?

How do I know if I'm suffering from female pattern hair loss?

Hair loss: Some women can experience male pattern hair loss which consists of hair loss along the frontal hair line and the top of the head. Like in men there is a genetic component but this hair loss is also dependent on testosterone. Women with type of hair loss should get a morning total and free testosterone to see if it is elevated ...Read more

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What can I do or take for hair loss? I am a 47 year old female

See below: There are many causes of hairloss- need to see a dermatologist for an evaluation ...Read more

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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

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

Hair loss: First have your thyroid activity checked. Another thing to consider is mechanical means such as having tight hair do's, frequent use of a hot curling iron, frequent dyeing of hair and other mechanical insults ...Read more

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What can women do to prevent hair loss?

What can women do to prevent hair loss?

Female hormone: Hair loss most commonly sufferred by women is due to female hormone imbalance, for example, women after delivery (of baby) would find significant hair loss; women after menopause would appreciate hair loss (gradually or after years). ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss - woman in late 40s?

How to prevent hair loss - woman in late 40s?

Possible Tel Effl: Late 40 women may have onset of telogen effluvium. Wash hair nightly
Don't Brush hard
Blow dry carefully
Some of the TE may return in future ...Read more

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What causes hair loss in a thirty four yr old woman?

What causes hair loss in a thirty four yr old woman?

Stress, hormonal, meds: Condition called telogen effuvium, this can lead to hair roots to be pushed prematurely that causes hair to fall out in large amount, this may be due to an illness, major life stress, medications, pregnancy and crash diets.But hair usually grows back when cause is corrected
other common causes are
1 thyroid disorder
2 hormonal imbalances and iron deficiency
3meds like antidepressant
4 fungal infectio. ...Read more

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Could there be a good remedy for women for hair loss?

Could there be a good remedy for women for hair loss?

Hair loss in women: First, one must identify what type of hair loss they have: famale pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, etc. Get the diagnosis first.

Female pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes.

Otc treatment: rogaine (minoxidil) (more effective in women than men)

surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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Female hair loss, thyrod test came out fine. What causes it?

Female hair loss, thyrod test came out fine. What causes it?

FPHL: Fphl has a strong genetic predisposition although the mode of inheritance remains to be determined. There are many genes that contribute to this condition, and these genes could be inherited from either parent, or both. Genetic testing to assess risk of balding is currently not recommended, as it is unreliable.
Currently, it is not clear if androgens (male sex hormones) play a role in fphl. ...Read more

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What are the side effects in women taking finesterde for hair loss?

What are the side effects in women taking finesterde for hair loss?

Hormones hair loss: Finasteride is used to treat men with big prostate glands that cause problems urinating. It works by blocking the conversion testosterone, one male hormone into another, more potent one, dihydrotestosterone. It also stops male genetic hair loss it is also used for elderly women, who are losing hair. If a young woman takes the drug and gets pregnant, it would harm her male fetus. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


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