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What are the causes of female baldness and what's the cure?

What are the causes of female baldness and what's the cure?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. With supplements start at a Low and go slow. ...Read more

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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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Doctors, what are the major causes of baldness?

Doctors, what are the major causes of baldness?

Telogen eff&male hor: Both occur, some even together in women with excessive male hormones as in PCOS. TE can be caused by serious stress of loss of member of family, antidepressants, many drugs and excessive Stress. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could masturbating too much cause baldness?

Myths: The answer is no. Absolutely not. Masturbation is a common and healthy part of the human experience. All men you know masturbate or have masturbated. And nearly as many women as well. There are no negative health consequences to this sexual activity. Now that you know this truth please pass it on to your children. These myths are dangerous. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could baldness be caused because of high chlosterol?

Please tell me, could baldness be caused because of high chlosterol?

No: Common male pattern baldness is genetically programmed -- the more hairy-chested the young man, the faster male pattern baldness evolves. Look around you. The other forms of hair loss (fungal infections, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium) aren't related to cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can sarafem cause baldness?

Can sarafem cause baldness?

Can Case Hair Loss: Sarafem is indicated for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd) in adult women. Its active ingredient is fluoxetine which is also the active ingredient in prozac. Hair loss, or alopecia, is an infrequently reported side effect. Baldness is not reported, but any hair loss can be distressing. Consult your physician if you are experiencing hair loss while taking sarafem. ...Read more

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What causes male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldnes: Usually there is a genetic predisposition. Excessive activity of the adrenal or pituitary glands can also cause this along with polycystic ovarian syndrome in women. Certain drugs can also cause this type of hair loss including steroids and testosterone Progesterone and adrenocortical steroids. ...Read more

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What really causes male pattern baldness?

What really causes male pattern baldness?

Hair loss: Male pattern baldness is another way of saying a patient has an inherited form of hair loss. Unfortunately we cannot change a patient's genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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How do I treat bald spots caused by cradle cap?

How do I treat bald spots caused by cradle cap?

Dandruff shampoo: In a baby with cradle cap, don't be afraid to shampoo the hair with a dandruff shampoo such as selsun blue, and use a brush to brush out the flakes and scales from the soft spot. You can hurt the baby that way! after they are gone, and with continued shampoo, the scalp will be healthy again and hair will start growing. ...Read more

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Does wearing a hat cause baldness or receding hair line?

Does wearing a hat cause baldness or receding hair line?

Of course not: That's one more silly myth that makes life more difficult. Baldness is genetically programmed and correlates closely with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. You can opt for medical or surgical treatment or embrace your genetics and masculinity and stay physically fit. Mr. Statham (photo) isn't complaining. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation or sex cause baldness for men?

Can excessive masturbation or sex cause baldness for men?

No: The claim about raising hormones is totally made up. Men lose their scalp hair depending on genetics and particularly how much chest hair they were blessed with as teens. Enjoy yourself and love responsibly. ...Read more

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Can Minocycline HCl 100mg cause baldness or any bad side effects?

Can Minocycline HCl 100mg cause baldness or any bad side effects?

Should not: Minicycline should not cause baldness. The most common side effect of this class of medications is photosensitive so you should use sunscreen or cover yourself while taking this medication. As in any medications, the list of side effects is long. If you suspect any out-of-the ordinary symptoms, come check it out with a local physician to be examined thoroughly. ...Read more

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What could cause a 26 year old male to develope a complete bald spot the size of a us dollar coin. Also is it something that could be treated?

Sudden bald spots: Sudden round bald spots could be an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata. These spots are the result of your immune system mistakenly fighting against hair follicles. A dermatologist may inject steroid or prescribe steroid creams to help reduce inflammation and allow the hair to grow back. ...Read more

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What causes baldness in cancer therapy?

What causes baldness in cancer therapy?

Drugs & radiation: Drugs and radiation target rapidly dividing cells, as cancer cells tend to divide more than most normal cells. Hair growth requires cell division in hair follicles and the drugs and radiation that inhibits cell division of cancer cells also inhibits cell division in hair follicles causing loss of hair, not just baldness. The hair loss is general in systemic chemotherapy and local in x-rays. ...Read more

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What can cause female baldness?

Many Possible Causes: Women can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, or alopecia areata. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what causes temporary baldness?

Lots of things...: ...Cause temporary loss of hair, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Rituxan (Definition)

Rituxan is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

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