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Doctor insights on: Polysorbate 80 Hair Loss

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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


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Could the use of a lotion for hair loss based on polysorbate 80, if it is used for many years, every day, cause cancer and heart problems?

Could the use of a lotion for hair loss based on polysorbate 80, if it is used for many years, every day, cause cancer and heart problems?

No proof in humans: The only readily available info on the cardiac effects of polysorbate 80 is in a study on dogs. (Experimental results in dogs do not necessarily prove that the same thing will happen in humans) There has been some concern, but no proof, it may affect humans when combined with amiodarone (a heart drug). Here is what the toxicology data network says:about polysorbate 80 http://tinyurl. Com/o7t98tx ...Read more

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Are damages to heart caused by the daily use of polysorbate 80 for many years (present in lotion for hair)irreversible?

Are damages to heart caused by the daily use of polysorbate 80 for many years (present in lotion for hair)irreversible?

Unlikely: Polysorbate 80 is not an agent commonly known to affect heart muscle. If you have heart damage, I would assure other reasons have thoroughly been evaluated before considering polysorbate 80 as a cause. ...Read more

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Is polysorbate 80 very toxic?

Is polysorbate 80 very toxic?

Not likely: Polysorbate 80 is used in a variety of foods (ice cream, for example) and cosmetic products. There is a theoretic risk for developing increased blood clots - but it is used as food additive both in europe and usa - the details of this product is http://www. Chservice. Ru/download/crills%20and%20crillets. Pdf. ...Read more

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Can polysorbate 80 in my propafenone HCl cause an irregular heartbeat?

Can polysorbate 80 in my propafenone HCl cause an irregular heartbeat?

PROBABLY NOT: Polysorbate 80 is ubiquitous in the food/drug industry. It is used as an emulsifier in ice cream. Here, polysorbate makes the ice cream smoother and easier to handle, as well as increasing its resistance to melting. In general, polysorbate 80 is safe and well-tolerated, although a small number of people may be sensitive to this substance and it may be harmful to people with crohn's disease. ...Read more

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For what reason are polysorbate 80 and sodium borate in the HPV vaccine?

For what reason are polysorbate 80 and sodium borate in the HPV vaccine?

Not sure: This is a great question and one that the vaccine manufacturer should answer.... I do not like the hpv vaccine at all........ ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Can I reverse hair loss?

Can I reverse hair loss?

Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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How do I stop my hair loss?

How do I stop my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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What to do about hair loss?

What to do about hair loss?

Female Hair Loss: The only product that has been scientifically shown to help female hair loss is rogaine (minoxidil) for men used twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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How do you control hair loss?

How do you control hair loss?

Hair loss? Cause: There are many causes for hair loss one needs to determine the cause before specific treatment is possible. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

Is hair loss a result of aging?

Sometimes: Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life. ...Read more

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How to grow hair and stop hair loss?

Stop hair loss: You can stop hair loss by using topical Minoxidil also known as rogaine (minoxidil). If you want to grow hair you will have to see a dermatologist for a prescription medicine. ...Read more

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