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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
Many diseases: . Various diseases will cause hair loss from chemotherapy , depression, thyroid problem , ringworm fungus infections conditions like ' alapecia aereata' or patchy baldness due to autoimmune diseases or ringworm infection. .First see your family doctor after medical check up will refer you to a skin doctor. Of course the unstoppable male baldness! ...Read more
Depends on cause: For most common kind, androgenetic alopecia, can try over the counter product called rogaine, (minoxidil) or a prescription rx called propecia, each of which can be partly helpful, but are unlikely to result in full restoration of hair. There are cosmetic procedures (ex. Hair transplant) that you could talk with a dermatologist about. Wigs & hats are an option. Or you could just "go with it". C ur doc 4 eval. ...Read more
Have someone look: Tell them to piece through your hair and see if it looks thinned out. You may also notice more hair than usual on your pillow or brush or in the sink/ shower. If you grab a finger full of hair and give a bit of a non-painful tug, the hairs shouldn't come out easy, if there's any more than a few, your hair is falling out too easy. ...Read more
Any pictures?: There are many reasons to do that. If you are allowed to post the picture of that area here, it will be helpful to recognize better. If you don't want to do that, I would go see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hair loss: It is important to define the pattern of hair loss and weather there is any other medical conditions other factors include hormones and genetic factors. Condition of the scalp itself and hair, and weather other body hair is affected, so medical review is required ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Check hair lineshowr: You can tell by shower hair count>100 hairs. If you are not eating right that may be cause: Iron and zinc In redmeat, excess major stress, or a post op state. A light tug on hair may show 5 hairs or more which is telegon effluvium, and can improve if certain meds, iron etc are stopped and iron started. ...Read more
Androgens, TE, ormed: Many things including hormonal (PCOS etc), meds like antidepressants, or Inderal, (propranolol) thyroid disease, poor eating like vegan with little iron may co-exist with male hormone hair loss and Telogen effluvium. An endocrinologisti familiar with alopecia should be seen. ...Read more
Ask a health question...What could cause a 56 yea r
rold female to start losing hair on her head?
I an losing hair i don't why? How can grow hairs back is it possible.Please give me some solution
Hair Loss: Hair loss can be caused by a number of things. In someone in your age group specifically, it is even more important to have it evaluated by a physician. The hair loss could be associated with changes in your thyroid hormone levels, skin conditions, and even related to stress. Please consult your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more
My boyfriend is 18 and he has been losing hair like crazy! more than a normal person should. What could be wrong?
Hair loss: May be normal male pattern loss; if occurring in circular patches, may be fungal infxn of scalp; check side effects of the supplements he's taking: hair loss may be one of them. May be hormonal problem (producing too much testosterone or using Anabolic steroids for body building). May be drying hair with wrong shampoo. See pcp for exam & treatment options. ...Read more
I losing hair and my hair became light, is there away to stop losing hair and gaining hair instead of the one i lost ?
Depends: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I am losing hair on the right side of my head and it became as a hole please can you help me to solve this problem. Thanks. ?
I have a so wound that has been open for about 3 year and I suddenly started losing hair all over my body. what can be causing this?
I have currently been losing hair and i think it is due to the fact that my hair is thinning and I am trying to get my hair to thicken any suggestions?
No helpless: Male baldness in genetic , unfortunately will start in younger age as in your case, you can hold it on by using Minoxidil etc or various hair replacements or surgical hair transplantation, then you are not real . People like you for what you are not due to your hair get over it ( i did ! ). ...Read more
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