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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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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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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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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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Why is my baby bald?

Why is my baby bald?

"resting phase": For those who remember all the steps of mitosis from high school, they remember that after anaphase and telophase (the dna splits up to form two distinct nucleii), the cells rest. If there's a major shock to the system, the cells enter a second resting phase, then "die" while new cells pop up. Thus from birth, the hair cells enter resting phase, and hair falls out, to be replaced in a few months. ...Read more

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Is baldness always hereditary?

Is baldness always hereditary?

Causes of "baldness": Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding. While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Why hairy men tend to be bald?

Why hairy men tend to be bald?

Same genes: The more chest and back hair a man is naturally blessed with, the faster his hair regresses on his scalp. This is quite a close correlation. Some treatment options are available for loss of scalp hair, or the man can embrace his masculinity and heritage and remember that 95% of good looks is physical fitness. Photo guy isn't complaining. ...Read more

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Can Teenage baldness be cured?

Can Teenage baldness be cured?

Teenage baldness: Teenage baldness is not very common. If you are indeed losing hair at that early age I would recommend that you and your parents set up an appointment with a Dermatologist. You may need to go through your doctor to get that referral. ...Read more

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Is going bald solves my alopecia?

Is going bald solves my alopecia?

Alopecia: There is no cure for Alopecia but in men there is pattern baldness which is often familial ...Read more

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What causes men to go bald and is there a way to not go bald?

What causes men to go bald and is there a way to not go bald?

Genetic: Almost two thirds of men lose their by age 50, and represent androgenetic male pattern alopecia. The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. The genetic pattern thought to be autosomal dominant with mixed penetrance. ...Read more

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Can stress cause baldness?

Can stress cause baldness?

Yes: Psychological stress can result in various physical conditions, including hair loss. Practicing thought dropping, meditation exercises, and various relaxation exercises can help. However, it's best to get a medical evaluation, since there are many medical conditions, such as thyroid problems, that can be the cause. ...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