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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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I married since 6 months but no pregnancy. I have following symptoms: unnormal hair on my face and body, long period, head hair falling, what reason

I married since 6 months but no pregnancy. I have following symptoms: unnormal hair on my face and body, long period, head hair falling, what reason

Hormone imbalance: Especially if you are obese. You could be estrogen dominant and elevated testosterone secondary to conversion giving you hirsutism. Adding Progesterone or losing weight might help you properly ovulate making you more fertile. ...Read more

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Hi, after pregnancy i'm losing my hair. It seems soon i will be bald :) how can I to stop it ?

Hi, 
after pregnancy i'm losing my hair. It seems soon i will be bald :)
how can I to stop it ?

Normal don't worry: What you are experiencing is known as telogen effluvium (te). It is a form of non scarring alopecia (hair loss) characterized by diffuse hair shedding often with an acute onset. It is reactive process which resolves spontaneous. Te can be caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Pregnancy and delivery can be a significant physiologic stresses that can also induce te. ...Read more

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Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

Yes: Alopecia, or hair loss can be a common occurrence in pregnancy. Stress is a common cause of alopecia, and your body is undergoing a type of physical stress. This can also be a sign of a low thyroid state, which can also be common in pregnancy, so you may consider having your provider check a tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free T4 ( i also check reverse t3) to make sure that your thyroid is in balance. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss during pregnancy?

Hormonal effects: Pregnancy hormonal effects cause both an increase and a decrease in hair growth. Scalp hair appears thicker or denser during gestation due to slowing of the normal progression of hairs from anagen (the'growing' stage)to telogen (the 'resting' stage), thereby creating a relative increase in anagen hair 1 to 5 months postpartum, however, the percentage of telogen hairs occurs and hair loss is noted. ...Read more

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Hair loss due to pcos and pregnancy, what to do?

Hair loss due to pcos and pregnancy, what to do?

Get help : Hair loss from pcos can be treated by medicines and if you see a reproductive endocrinologist, endocrinologist or gyn they may be able to help. Hair loss after you have a baby is normal and resolves itself. ...Read more

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What can I do about hair loss after pregnancy ?

What can I do about hair loss after pregnancy ?

Wait: It is extremely common to lose your hair with pregnancy. The fancy name is Telogen Effluvium. The good news is that this is usually temporary. Enjoy your time with your baby and your hair should slowly return to it's normal growth. Do not worry as many times it may take up to a year to fully grow back. ...Read more

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Can i take pantogar for my hair loss during pregnancy ?

Can i take pantogar for my hair loss during pregnancy ?

Caution: This medication is only available in some countries. On their website it specifically says not to be used in pregnancy because no studies have been done demonstrating safety. It is a vitamin combination so likely you would get the same effect by simply taking a prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more