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Female 55 overweight asthmatic treated w/ seretides 50/250 mcg mild osteopnia extremely tired moody hair loss easily sick. Tests ok but cortisol-u free 24h, 233.6 nmol/24hr before seretide 90 nmol/24?

Female 55 overweight asthmatic treated w/ seretides 50/250 mcg mild osteopnia extremely tired moody hair loss easily sick. Tests ok but cortisol-u free 24h, 233.6 nmol/24hr before seretide 90  nmol/24?

The amount of blood: Steroid via inhaled steroid is low. If it were high cortisol would be suppressed in that your adrenal would be suppressed. Osteopenia not disease, it's a word, keep an eye on density, not from inhaled steroids. Cortisol is up, may need suppression test, ask doc. Sleeping at night? Can u nap if given opportunity? May have a comorbid mood/stress prob., if snoring consider apnea. Continue workup. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I am a 38 year old, overweight, caucasian women. I recently developed acne, severe joint pain and hair loss. Why and how do I get help?

I am a 38 year old, overweight, caucasian women. I recently developed acne, severe joint pain and hair loss. Why and how do I get help?

Medical society: referral service. Certainly time to get to a physician for a comprehensive medical exam ti include blood and urine analysis. ...Read more

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I have not had a period in 3 months and am experiencing hair loss. I am otherwise a very healthy 20 year old, not overweight and not sexual active.

I have not had a period in 3 months and am experiencing hair loss. I am otherwise a very healthy 20 year old, not overweight and not sexual active.

See your Gyn!: There are many causes of your symptoms. Examples include hypothyroidism, exercise, polycystic ovarian syndrome, dieting, pregnancy... The only way to know for sure would be to see a gyn and get some labwork. Hypothyroidism is at the top of my list because it causes both hair loss and no periods in otherwise healthy women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Is there "real" help for hair loss for women?  2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Will stabilize: The hair will return over a period of 6 months but rogaine (minoxidil) could be used in interval as stimulant to hair growth. Suggest checking blood for thyroid status, as well as iron levels. These can contribute to hair loss. ...Read more

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How can you prevent hair loss in women?

How can you prevent hair loss in women?

Check thyroid: One cause of hair loss in women is hypothyroidism. If that is the problem, treatment with thyroid medication should correct the problem. ...Read more

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What can women do to prevent hair loss?

What can women do to prevent hair loss?

Female hormone: Hair loss most commonly sufferred by women is due to female hormone imbalance, for example, women after delivery (of baby) would find significant hair loss; women after menopause would appreciate hair loss(gradually or after years). ...Read more

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Can St. John Wort cause hair loss in women?

Can St. John Wort cause hair loss in women?

May be: Why are you taking it. It is not an effective medication for any illness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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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How to prevent hair loss - woman in late 40s?

How to prevent hair loss - woman in late 40s?

Possible Tel Effl: Late 40 women may have onset of telogen effluvium.Wash hair nightly Don't Brush hard Blow dry carefully Some of the TE may return in future ...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


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