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Is there a link between hair loss and prostate enlargement?

Is there a link between hair loss and prostate enlargement?

Yes: Male pattern baldness and BPH (big prostate) are both associated with increased level of male hormones (androgens such as testosterone). ...Read more

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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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Is there a link between coffee and facial hair growth?

Is there a link between coffee and facial hair growth?

No: This is one more silly myth that has somehow gotten started. Becoming a man is difficult enough without this stuff. Your beard thickness / body hair abundance /tendency to hair loss later is genetically programmed. Junior -- don't worry about the coffee or the beard. Some women prefer more, others less, most women simply like you for who you are. ...Read more

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Is there a link between tooth loss, menopause and incontinence?

Is there a link between tooth loss, menopause and incontinence?

No: Tooth loss if not because of extraction due to deep caries is usually due to periodontitis or gum disease caused by bacteria destroying supporting bone around teeth. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between tooth loss and incontinence?

Is there a correlation between tooth loss and incontinence?

?: Only wayi can think of is tooth loss from falling on your face trying to get out of bed before you pee your pants in the middle of the night ?... I really can not think of a direct relationship. ...Read more

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Is there a link between masterbating and gynecomastia?

Is there a link between masterbating and gynecomastia?

No: No link between the two. Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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Is there a link between orgasm and hypothyroid?

Not really: No there is no link between orgasm and hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is a link between brain operation and loss of sensitivity in male genital area?

Is it true that there is a link between brain operation and loss of sensitivity in male genital area?

Neurosurgery: Brain surgery and loss of sensitivity in the male genital area would be extremely uncommon but could happen. The surgery would have been in the part of the brain that controls this anatomical area of the body - I personally have not see a case of like this. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between female baldness and high hairline?

Maybe: Some women with high hairlines will develop thinning along part and front os scalp. Blood tests for degas, iron and thyroid function are part of workup of thinning hair in women. Rogaine (minoxidil) os effective in slowing and regrowing hair in most women. ...Read more

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Is there some kind of connection between psoriasis and hair loss?

Is there some kind of connection between psoriasis and hair loss?

Scalp Psoriasis: If someone has moderate to severe scalp psoriasis there is a possibility that they may experience some hairloss or thinning. If the scalp psoriasis is treated, then the hair will usually regrow and thicken. Otherwise, there is little evidence to support a link between psoriasis and hairloss. ...Read more

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Is there an association between laser hair removal and increased sweating?

Is there an association between laser hair removal and increased sweating?

Sweating: Maybe you should be checked out to see if you have sweat gland issues, no cases have been reported by having laser hair removal someone sweats more. ...Read more

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Is there a link between melatonin and hirsutism?

Is there a link between melatonin and hirsutism?

No. : Hi. Interesting question (not sure what prompted it), but no, no known relationship between melatonin and hirsutism. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between excessive vertigo and cancer?

Is there a connection between excessive vertigo and cancer?

Can be : If the cancer metastasizes to brain, or if infiltrates brain coverings (carcinomatous meningitis), vertigo can be a symptom. But also, cancer medicines have adverse effects, and may provoke dizziness and vertigo. Lastly, there are what we term paraneoplastic syndromes which cause vertigo indirectly via antibodies, such as ovarian or lung cancers. ...Read more

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Is there a link between sugar and aging?

Is there a link between sugar and aging?

Yes: Hyperglycemia and hyperinsulenemia are pro inflammatory hence will speed up process of aging. ...Read more

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Is there an association between prostatitis and penis shape?

Is there an association between prostatitis and penis shape?

No. : The size and shape of the penis is determined genetically and by the influence of hormones at specific periods of development. Infections of the prostate are not associated with abnormalities of penile anatomy. After surgical removal of the prostate, there may be some small change in the length and girth of the penis. ...Read more

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Is there a link between deafness and osteoarthritis?

Is there a link between deafness and osteoarthritis?

I am not sure: On nov, 18, 2012: 13, 794 people who have osteoarthritis are studied. Among them, 30 (0.22%) have deafness. Deafness 71.79% female and 28.21% are male. Age of people have deafness were 39 and up. The study did not conclude for sure if there is connection between osteoarthritis an deafness. ...Read more

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Is there a link between increased unilateral axilla sweating and breast malignancy?

Is there a link between increased unilateral axilla sweating and breast malignancy?

No: There is no data to my knowledge that would suggest increased unilateral axillary sweating increases or is correlated with breast cancer. ...Read more

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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

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