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Is the alcohol-induced hair loss reversible?

Is the alcohol-induced hair loss reversible?

I doubt that alcohol: I do not think alcohol causes hair loss. But it is a good reason not to drink...Perhaps alopecia issue would not arise in that case. ...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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Does the mini pill cause permanent damage to hair? Or is any hair loss reversable when stopping the pill? Thanks

Does the mini pill cause permanent damage to hair? Or is any hair loss reversable when stopping the pill? Thanks

Yes if it is from it: It the hair loss is indeed related to the mini pill ( must be rare if at all present), then it should reverse after stopping the pill . However you may not see much result for a few months. ...Read more

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Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Normal TSH LEVELS: The normal range for TSH is generally stated as 0.5 to 5.0. However, many endocrinologists consider anything outside the range of 0.5 to 3.0 especially if there are clinical symptoms as abnormal. I would follow JP with an endocrinologist. The hair loss is reversible with treatment. ...Read more

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Doe vitamin B12 deficiency (due to tropical sprue) can cause hair loss at hairline??? And is this type of hair loss is reversible???

Doe vitamin B12 deficiency (due to tropical sprue) can cause hair loss at hairline??? And is this type of hair loss is reversible???

Hairloss: Since the growth of hair requires several things including nutrition, vitamins and hormones, having tropical sprue would definitely cause your body to be stressed thus possibly lead to some hair loss. This type of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium. Usually will resolve when the underlying problem is taken care of. ...Read more

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I've used the shampoo 3 times in 14 days..I am experiencing hair loss..Is this reversible?

I've used the shampoo 3 times in 14 days..I am experiencing hair loss..Is this reversible?

Probably: There are a number of different types of hair loss, from alopecia areata, to telogen effluvium, to scarring conditions like discoid lupus and lichen planopilaris. A dermatologist will help you get the correct diagnosis and find a treatment plan to get you back on track. Most of the time hair loss is reversible, especially if caught early. ...Read more

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Is hair loss from birth control reversible? My hair isn't shedding, but is finer and thinner. Will it grow back? I am 18

Hopefully: Age is on your side, also make sure that there are no other obvious cause for hair thinning, such as anemia, thyroid disorders. For peace of mind, you may opt to consult with a dermatologist ...Read more

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Is the hair loss from iron deficiency reversible. Can new hair grow back once i get my iron levels to normal?

Is the hair loss from iron deficiency reversible. Can new hair grow back once i get my iron levels to normal?

May be unrelated: Your iron deficiency and hair loss be co-incidental and unrelated. Do attend to your iron deficiency but it may not restore your hair. ...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