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Will loosing weight cause hair fall?

Will loosing weight cause hair fall?

Sometimes: Usually this is an athletic, anorexic woman who stops having menstrual periods. ...Read more

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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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Can losing weight lead to hair loss?

Can losing weight lead to hair loss?

Yes : Two things and one cause... The thyroid gland sits on top of the adam's apple. It produces T4 that later gets converted to the active hormone T3 (liothyronine) that acts like the accelerator for energy and metabolism to burn calories & is vital for hair production. So a low working thyroid (hypothyroidism) can manifest with weight gain and hair loss. A big pitfall in medicine is that most docs only order tsh. ...Read more

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Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Does drastic weight loss affect your hair and nails?

Does drastic weight loss affect your hair and nails?

Sometimes: Many people who undergo rapid weight loss do not get enough protein in their diet. This can lead to hair loss and decreased nail quality, as well as loss of muscle mass. Individuals who want or need to lose a large amount of weight should be under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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Can losing weight cause loose skin?

Can losing weight cause loose skin?

Loose skin: Losing a large amount of weight faster than the skin can accommodate will definitely lead to loose skin. Weight loss of 10-30 pounds shouldn't cause that. ...Read more

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Weight loss tips?

Weight loss tips?

Another Tip: Moderate activity will maintain health. Walk 30+ minutes a day to stay active ; lift light weights! ...Read more

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Bodybuilding cause weight gain or loss ??

Bodybuilding cause weight gain or loss ??

That depends: Building muscle increases weight but higher muscle mass can increase metabolic rate. ...Read more

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Does nutricap keratin vitalité cause gaining weight ?

Does nutricap keratin vitalité cause gaining weight ?

No: WHY pay $60 for some vitamins and iron? This will not improve your skin or hair. Good nutrition occurs with consumption of a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc., etc. There are thousands of good things in food which are found in no pill. Don't be a sucker. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will weight loss reduce your unwanted hair?

Will weight loss reduce your unwanted hair?

No: Losing weight from an overweight position actually increases blood testosterone, levels, which will definitely not decrease unwanted hair. Sorry ...Read more

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Natural way yo thicken hair and prevent hair loss?

Natural way yo thicken hair and prevent hair loss?

Hair loss prevention: There is no 100% remedy, however, some people have had success by completing a scalp coconut oil massage about 2 to 3 times a month. ...Read more

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Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Hair loss: Biotin is not deficient in hyperthyroid states correction of thyroid status will restore hair loss after 12 to 14 weeks once normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil). ?

Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil). ?

Could be due to PTU (propylthiouracil): The most common side effects are related to the skin and include rash, itching, hives, abnormal hair loss, and skin pigmentation. A decrease of white blood cells in the blood (agranulocytosis) may occur. Symptoms and signs of agranulocytosis include infectious lesions of the throat, the gastrointestinal tract, and skin with an overall feeling of illness and fever. This all could be due to ptu (propylthiouracil). ...Read more

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Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

No.: If you mean hair dye, no -- it will make no difference, one way or the other, in your rate of hair loss. The hair will usually grow back once your thyroid level is corrected, however. ...Read more

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Is anti-oxident causes weight gain or weight loss?

Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized during the fat burning process. ...Read more

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Why does Synthroid (thyroxine) cause frizzy, damaged hair, weight gain andoody?

Follow up : Synthroid is usually prescribed to correct for low thyroxine and the symptoms of low thyroid hormone. If that's not happening, you need to follow up with your doctor to determine why the replacement is not working for you. ...Read more

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Can excess use of garnier fructise hair putty cause considerable hair thinning and hair loss?

Can excess use of garnier fructise hair putty cause considerable hair thinning and hair loss?

No----but: Hair is not like a plant. Nutrition of hair is only from its blood supply. "fortified fruit" is meaningless nonsense. A 20 yr old man with thinning hair is very common, related to genetics & hormones. See a dermatologist, bringing all meds, vitamins, supplements, & hair products. ...Read more

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30lb weight loss. Will my skin shrink?

30lb weight loss. Will my skin shrink?

Not exactly: It depends on many factors: e.g. Your age & genetics, the amt of weight lost, and rapidity of the weight loss. A small amt of weight might respond to exercise or thermage; while larger amounts of weight lost, esp at rapid rate and high skin laxity might require surgical intervention. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Brittle Hair (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Brittle hair is in poor health, is fragile and ...Read more