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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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How much weight loss is considered "dramatic" and possible cause of hair loss?

How much weight loss is considered "dramatic" and possible cause of hair loss?

Weight loss: I don't think hair loss is related weight loss. How much weight loss is "dramatic" depends on how much weight you have lost and how quickly. If you are overweight don't aim for more than 1/2 to 1 lb a week until you are comfortable with your weight. ...Read more

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How much hair lost per day is considered hairloss?

How much hair lost per day is considered hairloss?

50-150 hairs per day: Normal hair loss is about 50-150 per day but can be accentuated by vigorous shampooing or by chemical or physical treatments that make the the hair more brittle - technically this would lead to breakage not true hair loss. ...Read more

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How much daily hair loss is considered normal? I'm unsure if my daily moulting is excessive or not...

How much daily hair loss is considered normal? I'm unsure if my daily moulting is excessive or not...

Check out these: Links.Your medical conditions- adrenal insuffiiency, hashimoto's- definitely can contribute to hair loss. Best wishes! http://www.Ehow.Com/about_5386925_much-hair-loss-normal.Html http://wiki.Answers.Com/q/what_is_normal_hair_loss_and_excessive_hair_loss#page1 http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/100363-herbs-improve-immune-system/. ...Read more

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Why is my child starting to get skinny? How much weight loss is considered abnormal weight loss?

Why is my child starting to get skinny? How much weight loss is considered abnormal weight loss?

Weight loss: Is your child actually losing weight or are they getting taller/leaner? As kids grow they tend to lean up if they have an active life style and have a nutritious balanced diet. They are actually still gaining weight, albeit more slowly than they are gaining height so the effect makes them "skinnier". Unintentional weight loss is never considered normal, so if they are truly losing weight see peds. ...Read more

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How much weight lost is considered too fast?

How much weight lost is considered too fast?

Talk to your Doctor: If you have no medical problems or contraindications to wt. Loss. Lose weight by less calories taken in (food) & more calories going out (daily activity). Most people do not realize they take in close to 3500 calories per day, but only may need 2000. Excess calories equals added weight. Important: eat small meals every 3 hours to keep blood sugar level & avoid cravings. www.thin.tsfl.com. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Telogen effluvium: Yes, it's probably related to telogen effluvium, which is temporary hair loss of varying degree that tends to occur after a stressful event. Common triggers include weight loss and surgery, among others. ...Read more

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How much weight loss is concerning?

How much weight loss is concerning?

Too much Wt Loss...: This actually depends on multiple factors, e.g. Starting weight, height, body frame size, rate of weight loss, type of diet, and any other co-existing health issues. More than 3lb/ week is unhealthy. Monitor bmi and waist circumference to set goal, which you should confirm with your doctor. Best: palm sized portion protein + complex carb every 3 hr; 4fruits, 5vegies sprinkled across the day. ...Read more

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Everyday how much hair fall is acceptable?

Dr. Isabel Zhu Dr. Zhu
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Everyday how much hair fall is acceptable?

About 150 a day: We lose about 150 hairs a day. ...Read more

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Is it possible for too much masturbation cause thinning of hair?

Is it possible for too much masturbation cause thinning of hair?

No: It will not. It's excessive when it's taking away time from your relationships, work, study, sleep or whatever else you know you need to be doing. It's essentially universal among younger men. It will not make you bald, hairy, smooth, short, infertile, an unsuitable husband or father, insensitive, or unspiritual. ...Read more

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How much blood loss is considered extremely dangerous for a child?

How much blood loss is considered extremely dangerous for a child?

Blood loss: Any blood loss is serious. It also depends on if loss happens quickly or over a long period of time - the body has different mechanisms to deal with different blood losses. However, a 10% blood loss is serious and a 20% blood loss is very dangerous. Again, it also depends on surrounding circumstances. Please discuss with child's caretakers if blood counts dropping. ...Read more

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Excessive hair growth for a female? How much is too much?

Excessive hair growth for a female? How much is too much?

Hirsutism: Excessive hair is usually defined as a male-pattern. This would include hair around the nipples, midline of the abdomen, inner thigh, arms, legs, back, buttock, face, chin, sideburns, upper lip. ...Read more

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How much blood loss from hemorrhoids is considered dangerous?

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How much blood loss from hemorrhoids is considered dangerous?

Hemorrhoid: In general, hemorrhoids do not cause any serious or life-threatening blood. However, at times, anemia may develop as a result of hemorrhoids. If bleeding appears excessive, obviously you should see your physician. http://www.laendo.net/english/hemorrhoids-75005385. ...Read more

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What is a normal amount of hair for a 21 y fm to lose? I seem to be losing more hair than usual and my hair seems to be thinner than normal?

What is a normal amount of hair for a 21 y fm to lose? I seem to be losing more hair than usual and my hair seems to be thinner than normal?

Normal hair loss: The normal person loses about 100 hairs/day. It is of concern if you find hair on your pillow in the morning; hair comes out in clumps; hair clogs the shower drain; or your hair brush is "full" after brushing. Maxalt (rizatriptan) may be related to hair loss. ...Read more

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How much blood loss is normal with a hemorrhoid?

How much blood loss is normal with a hemorrhoid?

Less than a cup: Hemorrhoids are abnormal. Once you do have them expect less than a cup of blood loss. If it is more see your doctor. If you experience light headedness dizzy etc call your doctor. ...Read more

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How much blood loss is serious?

Blood loss: Blood loss of any amount can be potentially serious. This depends upon the age of the patient, co-morbid conditions, acuity of the blood loss, and whether they are ongoing. Discuss the specifics with your doctor. ...Read more

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How common is hair loss in women? I never see a female who is losing hair. How common is it for women to experience hair loss? .

How common is hair loss in women? I never see a female who is losing hair.  How common is it for women to experience hair loss?

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Female Hair Loss: Hair loss in women affects an estimated 40 Million Americans. Women don't go bald, but thinning causes weak volume and coverage. The treatment of female hair loss begins with accurate diagnosis and evaluation by a full-time ABHRS board-certified hair loss specialist. Treatments may include Minoxidil (82M), Laser Therapy (LaserCap), PRP, Nutritionals or hair transplantation in severe cases. ...Read more

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Is low level laser therapy effective for hair loss? If so, is it effective for a receding hair line?

Is low level laser therapy effective for hair loss? If so, is it effective for a receding hair line?

Not really: I know the laser comb has some sort of clinical evidence that it works, but every one of my patients who has tried it has told me nothing has happened. Your dermatologist can prescribe a tablet that actually works. ...Read more

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How to prevent hairloss at the age of 28. It is thinning but not very visible. How do I make sure hairloss is more than normal?

How to prevent hairloss at the age of 28. It is thinning but not very visible. How do I make sure hairloss is more than normal?

Minoxidil: You can get OTC minoxidil. The 2% is almost as effective as 5% and costs less. Prescription finasteride [dutasteride may be more effective] is best prescribed as a 5mg pill cut into 4 pieces. This costs less than a 1mg pill. These can be used together or separately. They are very safe and free of side effects. If used religiously every day for many years there will be more scalp hair. ...Read more

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