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What kinds of health problems cause hair loss? Mine has been shedding for 3mths. I lost 47lbs since march. Thyroid is fine. When will it stop

What kinds of health problems cause hair loss? Mine has been shedding for 3mths. I lost 47lbs since march. Thyroid is fine. When will it stop

Stress: Stress is the best cause for these problems but make sure that your doctor knows about this much weight loss. It could point to a serious medical problem. ...Read more

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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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Can u experience hair loss and headaches with a thyroid problem?

Can u experience hair loss and headaches with a thyroid problem?

Thyroid problems: Yes, the hair problems in some cases are related to thyroids problems and some patients present headache , check with your dr, and family physician. We have to check and determine others possible causes, including but not limited to visual problems, hormone imbalance, anemia, vitamins deficiency, food intolerance ..., . ...Read more

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I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

Separate problems.: The real name for "dandruff" is seborrheic dermatitis. Effective otc shampoos all contain either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or a combination of them, so look for those ingredients. Dandruff does not cause hair loss, so that is a separate issue, with many possible causes. Your dermatologist will have to run some tests to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have hair loss problems and so depressed about it.I don't have problems with my thyroid.And there is no vitamin deficiency. Please help me!

I have hair loss problems and so depressed about it.I don't have problems with my thyroid.And there is no vitamin deficiency. Please help me!

Yes, you do: Start by seeing the family doctor to rule out any physical cause for your depression. Your family doctor can refer you to a psychiatrist for a full psychiatric evaluation and to a psychologist for psychotherapy. Please don't postpone this too long. The longer you wait the harder depression can be to treat. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone,I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?

I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone,I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?

BCP and thyroid: BCP do not worsen thyroid problems. Presumably you are taking levothyroxine for your hypothyroidism. BCP increases the amount of thyroid binding protein in the blood. In some of the older blood tests, this altered some of the values, but if a TSH or FT4 is measured, there is no problem with interpretation of lab values. ...Read more

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I'm male 28 my thyroid test results is t3 (liothyronine) 109.53 t4 6.85 tsh 1.362 is it normal and healthy level ? My hair loss problem is not due to male pattern ..

Thyroid levels: Regrettably thyroid test results can vary from one laboratory to another. Please ask the doctor who ordered the thyroid levels to share the information with you. It could be normal or abnormal and you must find this out from your doctor. ...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. Mark Ingerman
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more