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Hormonal Hair Loss
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
What would a dermatologist prescribe a 25 year old woman with moderate hormonal hair loss? Topical recommendations are appreciated.
50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused hair loss for me for last 5 months. Was on Yaz last year but also lost a lot of hair with and stopped it. Could hair loss stop on it's own or with a change in dosage? Really don't want acne to come back
Spironolactone/hair: Spironolactone is a treatment for androgen related hair loss in women. Therefore would check your thyroid hormone, check iron levels ,check for autoimmune issues-alopecoa aretas/lupus- and be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which can cause hair loss i as can male pattern baldness in women. http://www.americanhairloss.org/women_hair_loss/treatment.asp f/u/ w /dermatology ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal blood tests but period came a month late? Worried it could've caused a hormonal disturbance and cause hair loss.
Unlikely: Menstrual disturbances are usually caused by a hormone problem. However, an isolated delayed menses would not likely cause hair loss. I suggest that you work with your gyn or pcp to try and learn what might have been the problem. Occasional delayed menses can be very difficult to understand, but if the problem recurs then more likely to get an answer. Best wishes. ...Read more
50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused diffuse hair loss for me for last 5 months. Thyroid/iron/autoimmune/etc. labs all normal. Will this resolve without stopping the med? How long could it take? Would a change in dosage maybe help?
Hair loss: Spironolactone, being antiandrogenic, actually is used to treat female pattern hair loss. Your hair loss may be genetically determined. Any other female relatives with hair thinning pattern? For further evaluation a dermatologist may be able to pinpoint the type of hair loss you have and determine whether hair regrowth may be likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few monthes ago i sufred from hair loss i was under stress i did the hormonal test the prolactin was eleveted about twice normal awhy it is elevated?
Im a 32 yr old girl and losing a lot of hair. Im nearly bald. I did several blood and hormonal tests and theyre all normal. Plz advise wht i shud do?
Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss.Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Different options: Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented. Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that do not damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss. ...Read more