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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

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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Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still  im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read more

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What I can do to treat female hair loss. No cancer , no thyroidm no chronic problems. Hormones have been checked and normal, hair transplant?

What I can do to treat female hair loss. No cancer , no thyroidm no chronic problems. Hormones have been checked and normal, hair transplant?

Hair transplant: The best treatment for hair loss in men and women is transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back regions of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplantation can be completed by strip harvest of by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplantation is completed most naturally as single hairs. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old female. I was told all of my hormones and thyroid levels are "within range" but I'm experiencing chronic tiredness, fibroids, sexual dis-function, no libido, and hair loss. My prolactin was elevated at 31.2.

I am a 23 year old female. I was told all of my hormones and thyroid levels are "within range" but I'm experiencing chronic tiredness, fibroids, sexual dis-function, no libido, and hair loss. My prolactin was elevated at 31.2.

Need thorough checkp: Fibroids may imply heavy bleeding, and anemia, fatigue, tiredness..Im not a Gyn , you need one. Why is prolactine high? Any meds? I would be concerned and agsin, best is to obtain a thorough gyn evaluation for correct diagnosis. And start treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing hair loss along with low hormones?

What could be causing hair loss along with low hormones?

Multiple reasons : This is truly a tough question. Best you see an endocrinologist. Get well soon! ...Read more

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What should I do if my hair loss is because of hormone fluctuations?

What should I do if my hair loss is because of hormone fluctuations?

Who told you this?: I wonder whether you're endocrinologist, dermatologist or general doctor told you this. At your age hormone fluctuations should not cause hair loss. Problems with your thyroid or a low ferritin level might. ...Read more

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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

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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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Could puberty be a cause for hair loss due to the change in hormone levels?

Hair loss: Difficult to answer because you apparently have "hair loss due to change in hormone levels." Puberty is usually complete by age 25 and change in hormone levels at age 25 is uncommon. Please see your primary doctor about your hair loss. I would appreciate it if you could let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what hormones/substances cause hair loss or slow hair growth?

Could you tell me what hormones/substances cause hair loss or slow hair growth?

Testosterone: Or any hormone( anabolic steroid etc) possessing so-called androgenic activities can cause hair loss. Do note that hair loss is often a genetic trait. ...Read more

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I think taking zinc stimulated my sex hormones and caused hair loss what should I do to reverse the damage caused to my hair please help?

I think taking zinc stimulated my sex hormones and caused hair loss what should I do to reverse the damage caused to my hair please help?

Hair Loss: Hair loss can be caused by many different things, including infections, medication, radiation, mechanical injury, inflammatory conditions, and autoimmune disease. Examination by a physician is required to make the diagnosis and determine the most appropriate treatment. ...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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What is the best treatment for hair loss caused by hormonal imbalance ?

Minoxidl: In addition to lab evaluation including thyroid function, dhes, testosterone, and iron levels, treatment can be tailored to individual. However romaine or monoxide will work by itself in 85 per cent of women and work along with any treatment for excess androgen such as alda tone or tagamet (cimetidine) orally if indicated. ...Read more

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Can daily stress be a major cause of male hair loss? Does it increase the male hormone? Can hair grow back?

Can daily stress be a major cause of male hair loss? Does it increase the male hormone? Can hair grow back?

Yes: Stress can result in many effects including hair shedding on anybody- male or female, Stress can also elevate cortisol levels that in turn can lower testosterone. Hair can grow back if the underlying issues are addressed. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/basics/definition/con-20027666 ...Read more

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What are the possible causes for a DHEA(S) level of 816 ug/dL? All other hormone levels are normal. I have hair loss, early satiety, and no PCOS

What are the possible causes for a DHEA(S) level of 816 ug/dL? All other hormone levels are normal.
I have hair loss, early satiety, and no PCOS

DHEA: Need to know what is normal for the lab that did the test, what your other medical problems are (if any) and meds you are taking. See me for a 2nd opinion online till 4 AM PCT today. ...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.

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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Only 20 when i started balding, & by 22 i had like a crown, I have no family history of hair loss my dad in 50 have full set, no hormone prb what to do?

Male Pattern : The male pattern baldness (mpb) form of androgenetic alopecia accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By age 35, two-thirds of american men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25% of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the process before they reach 21. Treat with propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone symptoms like hair-loss be reversed?

Can low thyroid hormone symptoms like hair-loss be reversed?

Allopecia: If scalp hair loss called allopecia is due to hypothyroidism one can reverse it by normalizing thyroid function. Most of the time hypothyroidism is due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Allopcia is an accompanying autoimmune disorder and may not be due to low thyroid hormones. It's an association -- not causation. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone symptoms such as hair loss be reversed?

Can low thyroid hormone symptoms such as hair loss be reversed?

Possibly/depends,,,,: This may be reversed depending on how severe and long-standing the thyroid issue is and how good a person's circulation is. Strict adherence to therapy would also help. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more