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Does receding hair line indicate baldness?

Does receding hair line indicate baldness?

Early Balding: A mature hair line can show signs of thining hair in a diffuse pattern as thining hair over the entire scalp. Male pattern baldness, as the name describes, progresses in specific patterns over the scalp-usually sparing the posterior ring of hair. The pattern of hair loss is regulated by genetics, hormone changes--dht. ...Read more

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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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Signs of dibeaties?

Signs of dibeaties?

Classics: Include polydipsia (drink a lot), polyphagia (eat a lot), polyuria (pee a lot), plus low energy (not using sugar ingested), sweet smell to urine or urinary infection, blurred vision (from high sugar in eye fluid). If concerned, get your fasting blood sugar checked and urine checked for spilling glucose. Next comes hgba1c or glucose tolerance testing. ...Read more

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What are warning signs of male anorexia?

What are warning signs of male anorexia?

The same: The signs of anorexia are the same for men and women. Essentially, it is denying oneself of nutrition, losing weight so that you are well below a healthy weight for your height, both coupled with the belief that you are not thin enough. Anorexia can be a very serious condition. Other things can cause a poor appetite and weight loss, such as depression or a medical problem. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Early signs of altzheimer?

Early signs of altzheimer?

Mostly memory loss: Alzheimer's dementia starts earlier than previously thought with declining intellectual capacity and memory. Mild at first it's excused as "absent minded, you're just tired, it's my adhd". The one affected is often in denial of the loss. Eventually newer memory fades & new memory isn't formed. Cognition declines, paranoia & delusions may occur & motor skills(even swallowing) & self care deteriorate. ...Read more

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Can i grow beard with rogaine (minoxidil) ? What hormone causes masculine chracteristics

Can i grow beard with rogaine (minoxidil) ? What hormone causes masculine chracteristics

You can try: Hormone is testosterone. If you're a woman who wants to adopt the male body / role, there are programs in most developed nations that can help you. If you're a man who's genetically programmed to have a very thin beard despite normal testosterone (erections, body odor), you can try rogaine (minoxidil) for your face / chest (anecdotes of success), or simply note many women prefer a thin-bearded, smooth man. ...Read more

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I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

Baldness: Male pattern baldness affects many people in the United States. There are many possible solutions but you should see your doctor for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What are signs of hearing loss ?

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What are signs of hearing loss ?

Hearing loss: What did you say? Could you say it again? I couldn't hear you! Sorry, I couldn't resist! In all seriousness, you'll notice hearing loss when you can't understand spoken word, find yourself straining to carry on conversation, missing out on key parts of movie, radio & other entertainment. Or your partner/friend/family might repeatedly tell you to turn that darn thing down. Start w/your Family Doc. ...Read more

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Isn't precocious puberty any sign of puberty earlier than normal?

Isn't precocious puberty any sign of puberty earlier than normal?

Not necessarily: Some signs overlap. The appearance of genital hair and underarm odor is under control of the adrenal glands and may precede true puberty by a couple of years. ...Read more

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At what age do men start growing facial hair?

At what age do men start growing facial hair?

Puberty: When a male starts to produce testosterone, then facial hair as well as hair over other parts of the body grow. This is a testosterone mediated process and even occurs in women. Yes women make testesterone as well but not as much as men and these are known as secondary sexual characteristics of men and women. ...Read more

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Hairloss, premature balding, receding hairline, what to do?

Hairloss, premature balding, receding hairline, what to do?

Evaluation: Hello: it is important to test free testosterone, androstendione and dheas. Sometimes we also add 17 hydroxyprogesterone depending on age and past history. Spironolactone works (variable response). Do not take if considering pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

None: Early on primary biliary cirrhosis can be associated with little or no symptoms at all, just like many chronic liver diseases. As the disease progresses, however, many people start experiencing chronic fatigue & weakness, jaundice and itching (from bilirubin build up in skin), followed by complications of cirrhosis such as ascites & malnutrition. ...Read more

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Are there any early warning signs of epilepsy?

Are there any early warning signs of epilepsy?

For seizures: Some are at risk for epilepsy- major head trauma, stroke, brain infection, strong family history are risks. Some get warnings of seizure: funny smells, tastes, abnormal feelings in stomach, shaking of an arm or leg. These may be beginnings of seizures. ...Read more

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Is pubic hair loss a medical symptom?

Is pubic hair loss a medical symptom?

It may: It depends on the cause of the hair loss. It can be a medical condition eg. Alopecia areata. It would have to be evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sudden hair fall with oily scalp at age 19F. Testesterone DHEA HIV CRP blood tests are normal. Shampoos not helpful?

Sudden hair fall with oily scalp at age 19F. Testesterone DHEA HIV CRP blood tests are normal. Shampoos not helpful?

Hair loss in female: is easier to handle . In men is due to genetically programed early on set of male baldness . You already alluded you have ' oily scalp ' that could be problem , other conditions contribute , like anaemia , poly cystic ovaries, thyroid problems , contraceptives , allergy medications , infections ( fungal ) etc . Don't worry see a dermatologist will cure you. ...Read more

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Are there warning signs that i'm developing autoimmune hepatitis?

Are there warning signs that i'm developing autoimmune hepatitis?

Several signs: Fatigue, yellow eyes, abdominal pain, and weight loss are a few warning signs. Get a blood test to set your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Wats the sign of mature hairline? wats the sign of balding? like many hairloss a day a sign of mbp?

Wats the sign of mature hairline? wats the sign of balding? like many hairloss a day a sign of mbp?

If it recedes: you can ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist. They can do hair counts and hair evaluation and make it clear to you ...Read more

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Urinalysis By Dipstick Shows Signs Of Infection (Definition)

Urinalysis performed using a dipstick test shows leucocyte esterase, a sign of pus cells in the urine, which is an indication ...Read more