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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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I am hypothyroid after having a total thyroidectomy in nov 2012. When will my hair loss stop?

I am hypothyroid after having a total thyroidectomy in nov 2012. When will my hair loss stop?

Under control: Your hair loss should get better once your thyroid hormones are controlled, this is normally achieved via taking a thyroid hormone pill and getting bloodwork, if not, other reasons for hair loss should be checked. ...Read more

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How common is hair loss side effect in women taking elmiron, (pentosan) and will hair loss stop if drug is discontinued?

How common is hair loss side effect in women taking elmiron, (pentosan) and will hair loss stop if drug is discontinued?

See answer: In the clinical trials leading to FDA approval of Elmiron (pentosan) for the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis, hair loss (alopecia) was self/reported by 4% of the ~2500 patients who took Elmiron (pentosan) for between 3 and 12 months. In my experience, I would estimate noticeable hair loss by the patient to be slightly higher and nearly always reversible upon stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Levothyroxine 50mvg 3 wks.only TSH thyroid tested 5.02. Lost 90% of hair. How long B4 hair loss stops. Please help!

Supposed to resolve: The hair loss is supposed to stop. I do recommend you see your primary care provider and if need be, an endocrinologist. I do think they might increase your Levo dose, but there's a chance you might benefit from T3 (liothyronine) hormone to provide symptomatic relief, especially with a TSH of 5.02. They need to rule out other causes of thyroid disease before treatment. ...Read more

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I took colostrum for 1.5 months and began shedding hair. My scalp is very itchy now. I have stopped taking it from today. Will the hair loss stop and my hair regrow? I have heard that the igf-1 is the cause.

I took colostrum for 1.5 months and began shedding hair. My scalp is very itchy now. I have stopped taking it from today. Will the hair loss stop and my hair regrow? I have heard that the igf-1 is the cause.

Probably.: I'm assuming you're talking about bovine colostrum. Any medication or supplement can cause temporary hair loss (technical name: telogen effluvium), and it nearly always grows back; but you'll have to give it some time. Insulin-like growth factors (igf) are probably not the mediators in such situations, but no one knows for sure. Biotin (a b vitamin) 5000 units/day may help to speed up regrowth. ...Read more

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Eating salmon fish oil supplements my hair loss get worse and stop earing fish oil supplement my hair loss stop why ? I guess i have yeast overgrowth?

Eating salmon fish oil supplements my hair loss get worse and stop earing fish oil supplement my hair loss stop why ? I guess i have yeast overgrowth?

You have everything: Wherever you got these absurd ideas, stop going there. Fish oil supplements have no effect on hair and are a waste of money. "Yeast overgrowth" is not related to any changes in your hair. Forget this nonsense and see a dermatologist if you want true value. ...Read more

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I have hair loss from tylenol (acetaminophen) and beer I have learned. How long after I have stopped the tylenol (acetaminophen) will my hair loss stop or come back?

See below: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is found in multiple non-prescription & prescription medications. It does not cause hair loss. As such, not using it will not result in discontinuation of hair loss &/or hair regrowth. Using tylenol and (any type) alcohol (including beer) together is potentially very harmful to the liver. Alcohol overuse can cause a variety of adverse effects & is discouraged. ...Read more

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Can hair loss ever stop while taking birth control?

Yes: Bcp hormonal effects cause both an increase and a decrease in hair growth. You should experience hair loss for approx 3-4 months followed by a period of accelerated growth over 3-4 months. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more