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Would spironolactone help with hormonal hair loss?

Would spironolactone help with hormonal hair loss?

Depends: If your baldness is due to hormonal hair loss there is potential for you to benefit. I would see your doctor and weight the other options, romaine for women as well as determine the exact cause of your hair loss. Good luck ...Read more

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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What would a dermatologist prescribe a 25 year old woman with moderate hormonal hair loss? Topical recommendations are appreciated.

What would a dermatologist prescribe a 25 year old woman with moderate  hormonal hair loss? Topical recommendations are appreciated.

First a derm would: need to find out the cause of the hair loss to determine best treatment. I do love oral supplements like viviscal, but would need to see your hair loss to determine topicals. OTC rogaine (minoxidil) for women can't hurt, but see derm for answers ...Read more

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Normal blood tests but period came a month late? Worried it could've caused a hormonal disturbance and cause hair loss.

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

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Can a 20 year old have hormonal imbalance which results in hair loss?

Not likely.: Hormonal imbalance is not a likely cause of hair loss. There are generally much more common causes such as telogen effluvium, androgenetic alopecia ( male pattern baldness), etc. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Causes: ^ Prolactin: The causes are reglan, (metoclopramide) antipsychotic drugs, lung ca, hypothyroidism, chest wall trauma, lactation, and marijuana use. Please see your doctor if after reading, the list, you have not found your cause, as further work-up may be needed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a dermatologist: You should have a biopsy done by a dermatologist, who can determine the pattern and cause of your hair loss. The dermatologist can also help you find a possible treatment for your hair loss. ...Read more

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Will stabilize: The hair will return over a period of 6 months but rogaine (minoxidil) could be used in interval as stimulant to hair growth. Suggest checking blood for thyroid status, as well as iron levels. These can contribute to hair loss. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Hair Loss: Hair is a protective adaptation of the body to the elements. Hair loss may be a result of numerous factors which may include, genetics, metabolic or exposure to a toxic environment. Medical treatment includes minoxidil, spirinolactone, propecia, (finasteride) etc... There are surgical options which includes implants. Laser therapy may help. Alternative remedies such as fo-ti may also be of help. ...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