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Symptoms Of Baldness
What are the autoimmune disease that causes baldness spots at the age of 29?what are the other symptoms needed to rule out the causes?
Bald spots: The most common condition is alopecia areata which has an autoimmune component. Interestingly, celiac disease can be connected to this disorder. Gluten sensitivity has increased 4 fold over the last 50 years and can manifest in a lot of ways. Try a gluten free diet for 3 months and it may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
Nail pitting with no other symptoms is getting a little bit better in some nails (no psoriasis,bald patches..). Would it be likely to be AA?
Alopecia areata: It is possible it may be alopecia areata, sarcoidosis, or a connective tissue disease or other causes of skin inflammation in general if all nails are affected. Time to check with a dermatologist who can treat the bald patches and make sure there is no fungal or tension or alternative cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assuming you're male: Some of these products wouldn't be suitable for females of child-bearing potential. Topical minoxidil, in 2% & 5% formulations. Oral Finasteride which reduces transformation of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, the cause of male-pattern baldness. Laser combs. I don't know how effective these are. Hair transplants. Scalp reduction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: Depends on what you mean by advanced. If you are basically bald your options are almost none. If you have some hair left but it is thinly growing you might respond to various topical and systemic medications. If this is a genetically directed baldness then you basically can't win that war. Transplants may be an option for you. I think you should see a dermatologist to help evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration. Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male-pattern baldness (common), telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of "baldness": Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding. While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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