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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

Anxiety: It can, depending on your predisposition & expectations. ...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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Low level laser therapy for hair loss mpb? What range do they use in this treatment? Will a 660 nw diode comb work for this? Red laser. How effective?

Low level laser therapy for hair loss mpb? What range do they use in this treatment? Will a 660 nw diode comb work for this? Red laser. How effective?

LLLT work on some: no guarantee on who. but typically the earlier you treat the better, and it is a lifelong commitment, so if it works you need to keep using it. red is best, and the question is the energy provided and for how long ...Read more

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Is low level laser therapy in a clinical setting (not a laser comb) effective for a receding hair line?

Is low level laser therapy in a clinical setting (not a laser comb) effective for a receding hair line?

Not to my knowledge: Lasers have been used to remove hair. I have not seen any published controlled trials showing that they are effective in growing hair. ...Read more

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Does a low ferritin of 17 cause hair loss?

Does a low ferritin of 17 cause hair loss?

No: A low ferritin dose not cause hair loss, however in iron deficiency which leads to low ferritin patients may have hair loss. This can be observed in patients with iron deficiency without anemia. ...Read more

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Low parathyroid level can this cause hair loss?

Low parathyroid level can this cause hair loss?

Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of hypoparathyroidism causing hair loss, but sometimes autoimmune disease is the cause of low parathyroid, and some autoimmune diseases can cause hair loss. A primary care doctor and an endocrinologist can investigate to see if a person's hair loss and hormonal issues are related. Of course, the two problems can also be in the same patient just by coincidence. ...Read more

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Will low iron levels cause hair loss?

Yes, iron deficiency: Can result in hair loss. Other common symptoms are pica (craving eating ice or dirt), headaches, fatigue and shortness of breath with exercise. An over the counter iron supplement taken every day along with Vitamin C to aid with absorption should help. Talk with your doctor to find out why you are iron deficient, and work on resolving the underlying cause as well. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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What kinds of tests are a ferritin level, thyroid hormone, free testosterone level ? Tests for hair thinning or hair loss.

Overall health: Every man should have an occasional serum ferritin since hemochrmoatosis is common, deadly and treatable. Testosterone assays are of little value in a baldness workup despite what you may hear, but worthwhile in an erectile dysfunction workup. Hypothyroidism leads to a non-male-pattern baldness and thyroid screen is worthwhile every few years. ...Read more

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Do low level lasers help scalp psoriasis?

Do low level lasers help scalp psoriasis?

Phototherapy: Special lasers called 308nm excimer lasers. This type of laser is specially designed to produce ultraviolet radiation at a very specific wavelength -- 308 nanometers. This wavelength of ultraviolet light is highly effective at treating psoriasis. A nearly identical wavelength of light, 311nm is referred to as narrow band uvb (nb-uvb), and is also effective at treating psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)

Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)

Female hairloss: See a dermatologist for a clear diagnosis as many conditions can mimic female pattern hair loss. You may need additional tests. Unfortunately oral meds are out for women. Topically the most cost effective is rogaine (minoxidil). Latisse might work as well but is cost prohibitive. New topicals are coming. Led lights and laser are not proven to be effective. ...Read more

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How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

Average : Not so different from acupuncture. Which means not too, different from "cold turkey, " or, other forms of smoke cessation programs. ...Read more

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I’m on testosterone replacement therapy. Will asking my dr for finasteride for hair loss offset any gains from supplemental testosterone?

Not exactly: Finasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dht. This only occurs in certain tissues (scalp/skin ; prostate). It is thought that too much Dht causes hair loss. Using Finasteride shouldn't effect your energy level or muscle mass, however there are reports that it can effect your libido. ...Read more

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Can stopping BUPRON,LAMITOR,QUITIPAINE cause elavted TSH level & hair loss?

Can stopping BUPRON,LAMITOR,QUITIPAINE cause elavted TSH level & hair loss?

Pharmacist: I'm not aware of any of these medications affecting thyroid function but your pharmacist can advise you as he/she has access to all the information about these medications. ...Read more

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Can a low TSH cause hair loss?

Can a low TSH cause hair loss?

Yes: A low TSH usually means that you are have a high level of thyroid hormone in your system and hyperthyroidism can be associated with hair loss. Usually the hair becomes softer and finer with hyperthyroidism as opposed to the hair loss with hypothyroidism which is usually associated with dry coarse hair. ...Read more

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Hair loss with a ferritin level 40ng/ml? Could my iron level be low?

Hair loss with a ferritin level 40ng/ml? Could my iron level be low?

Hair loss & ferritin: It is common for women with ferritin lower than around 50 to have hair shedding. If there is also a rash with dry itchy skin and tiredness, this needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist as there may be other causes for the hair loss. Iron levels need to be monitored if you are taking iron supplementation because too much iron may be harmful to the liver. ...Read more

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Hair loss secondary to low tsh?

Generally low: Tsh will lead to an increased tendency for hair to break due to poor protein in the hair shaft, but it's not true hair loss. It will restart growing normally when your hypothyroidism is correctly treated with the right dose of brand name T4 replacement. ...Read more

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Can high levels of vitamin A from diet alone cause hair loss?

Can high levels of vitamin A from diet alone cause hair loss?

No.: Vitamin A in usual diet is not known to cause hair loss. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is low level laser therapy used for tinnitus and hearing loss for a patient in his early 40s?

Laser for Tinnitus: A "laser" will not help tinnitus. Go see an ENT doctor and have your hearing checked, completion of a medical history and an ear exam. ...Read more

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Can a TSH level of .52 cause hair loss?

Unlikely: A TSH of 0.52 is in the normal range. It should not be causing hair loss. You might need to look for another cause. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
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Laser Therapy (Definition)

Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more