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Does hysterectamy cause hair loss and more body hair?

Does hysterectamy cause hair loss and more body hair?

It can: A hysterectomy by itself involves removal of just the uterus and should not lead to these symptoms. However, if your hysterectomy also involved removal of your ovaries, you may have changes in body hair amount and pattern. ...Read more

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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Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Normal TSH LEVELS: The normal range for TSH is generally stated as 0.5 to 5.0. However, many endocrinologists consider anything outside the range of 0.5 to 3.0 especially if there are clinical symptoms as abnormal. I would follow JP with an endocrinologist. The hair loss is reversible with treatment. ...Read more

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Testosterone replacement and hair loss?

Testosterone replacement and hair loss?

Dihydrotestosterone.: Dht, which is converted from testosterone is the culprit in hair loss, leading to male pattern baldness. Propecia, (finasteride) is fda approved to limit this problem. It is considered a "cosmetic drug" and not covered by insurance. Plans. Have your doctor rx proscar, which is the same chemical, but at a stronger dose. Quarter the pill, take one quarter daily, and your have the same medication, covered by ins. ...Read more

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Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Yes: It can be one of the signs and symptoms of low thyriod. Visit your physician to discuss this issue so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Yes: Propecia (finasteride) has been clinically proven to help. In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of Finasteride daily regrew some hair. However, Propecia (finasteride) has been linked to long term erectile dysfunction. Other treatments exist such as hair transplantation. You may want to explore these options before taking any meds that may have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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Will prenatel vitamins help with menapausel hair loss and hot flashes?

Will prenatel vitamins help with menapausel hair loss and hot flashes?

Likely not: Unless you have been specifically diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, you will likely get more than enough supplementation from a multivitamin and or routine diet. More and more data is coming out showing the potential adverse effects of taking vitamin and mineral supplements and that large doses can be detrimental - a much more common problem in this country than vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Does continuous use of spironolactone stop hair loss in post-menopausal women?

Does continuous use of spironolactone stop hair loss in post-menopausal women?

Maybe: Spironolactone blocks the was androgens (male type hormones) affect the hair follicle. Blocking these hormones can help stop "male" pattern hair loss in women. They have no affect for other causes of hair loss, such as from thyroid abnormalitis, etc. ...Read more

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What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline? Im perimenopausal.

What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline? Im perimenopausal.

Hairloss: Rogaine (minoxidil) is over the counter and helps both sexes. Propecia has been shown to help men. There are some findings it may help women, but it is not normally prescribed for females. ...Read more

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Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth ?!

Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth ?!

Does not hurt: but I do not think it will stop hair loss. At 21 and being a woman, hair loss would be unusual anyway. recommend you check it out with a dermatologist ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause oily hair and increased leg hair?

MAKES BRITTLE/LOSS: The lack of enough thyroid hormone can cause hair loss and chnges in hair.It causes brittle hair and can be cause of hair loss in men and women It also causes hair loss in arms,legs,eyebrows and pubic area but does not cause increased leg hair ...Read more

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How are endometriosis and hair loss connected?

How are endometriosis and hair loss connected?

None: Endometriosis is not related to hair loss. The treatments for endometriosis, such as birth control pills or gnrh agonists (lupron) might have a small increased risk of hair loss. ...Read more

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Will estrogen cause hair loss?

No.: The opposite is actually true. Estrogen is actually beneficial for your hair. Female allopecia is multifactorial and not nearly as straight forward as androgenic allopecia seen in "male" pattern balding due to the effects of 5 Alpha reductase. ...Read more

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Are anemia and hair loss related?

Are anemia and hair loss related?

Yes: In many cases they may be end signs of an underlying process such as malabsorption or malnutrition. Severe anemia is commonly associated with hairl loss. ...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 the scalp itch with female pattern hair loss?

Can the scalp itch with female pattern hair loss?

Yes: 2 very common conditions will sometimes occur together, each for a different reason. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more