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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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Experiencing for 2 yrs severe chronic fatigue, hair loss, no menstrual cycle, shortness of breath, nausea, frequent bronchitis, joint/muscle pain.Been taking adderol.Rbc platelet tibc others off.Med cause?

Experiencing for 2 yrs severe chronic fatigue, hair loss, no menstrual cycle, shortness of breath, nausea, frequent bronchitis, joint/muscle pain.Been taking adderol.Rbc platelet tibc others off.Med cause?

Fatigue: First must look at common causes such as thyroid disease and pituitary dysfunction. Assuming you dont have an eating disorder where restriction leads to malnutrition then the search needs to go other diseases such as autoimmune disease and rheumatological disorders. Adderal will not help as it may cause rebound depression making mood worse along with physical symptoms. Dysautonomia can cause this. ...Read more

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Im losing hair very quickly & the volume has reduced considerably. This worries me a lot because my menstrual cycle is already a week late?

Im losing hair very quickly & the volume has reduced considerably. This worries me a lot because my menstrual cycle is already a week late?

Alopecia: Alopecia or hair loss has many different causes. Unfortunately, we often can't explain why but explain it as a reaction to stress (very common after hospitalization, surgery, childbirth, etc), poor nutrition, thyroid disorders, etc. Skin infections & immune system disorder can cause hair loss, too. In men, too much dihydrotestosterone can cause hair loss. Don't forget medications. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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What's causing my hair loss? Heavy menses due to Large Fibroids ,wearing a wig ,Anemia due to Fibroids .Thyroids are very normal ,had that checked.

What's  causing my hair loss? Heavy menses due to  Large Fibroids ,wearing a wig ,Anemia  due to Fibroids .Thyroids are very normal ,had that checked.

Hair loss in women: Well you've already had the thyroid checked. Being anemic can cause all kinds of problems. Alopecia areata is a immune disorder where your own immune system attacks your hair cells. Infections can also cause loss as well as lupus. If you have itching as well you may have something else going on in your body..as an example, gallstones, which can cause itching and hence hair loss. ...Read more

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My wife has: an irregular menstrual cycle (2 3 per year); thinning hair; but normal thyroid lab results. Age 30. What is the next step? Thanks!

My wife has: an irregular menstrual cycle (2 3 per year); thinning hair; but normal thyroid lab results. Age 30. What is the next step? Thanks!

More work up: There are a couple possibilities. There are other causes for these symptoms other than thyroid disorders., adrenal problems, an endocrine disorder called pcos, and nutrtional deficiencies are other possibilities . She could see either her primary physician, an endocrinologist or a functional medicine specialist to have this looked into further and i would strongly recommend that she do this ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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