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Perimenopause And Hair Loss
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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