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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Can telogen effluvium last for 6 months? (Thyroid, ferritin, hormones are all ok)

Can telogen effluvium last for 6 months? (Thyroid, ferritin, hormones are all ok)

Telogen effluvium: Yes. It can take many months for the hair follicles to recover, and then several months more for hair to grow to the length of your other hair. ...Read more

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Except deficiencies of vitamins, iron,thyroid,Are there blood values that need to be explored in the case of a diagnosis of chronic telogen effluvium?

Except deficiencies of vitamins, iron,thyroid,Are there blood values that need to be explored in the case of a diagnosis of chronic telogen effluvium?

Chronic telogen: By definition telogen effluvium is hair loss after significant stress to the body (ie pregnancy, bad infection). I would be looking for the cause of the stress on the body that is leading to the hair loss. The blood tests you described are appropriate. Is the diagnosis appropriate? Link below from webMD with good info. Hope this helps.http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/effluviums ...Read more

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Can miniaturization of hairs Happen with telogen effluvium?

Can miniaturization of hairs Happen with telogen effluvium?

Growing hairs?: With telogen effluvium, the spots you develop can be without hair for several months. When the hairs start to grow again, they will of course be very short, but they will regrow to normal length eventually. This growth can take many months however, so patience is needed. Hair grows very slowly, unfortunately. ...Read more

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Is chronic telogen effluvium treatable? If so, how is it treated?

Is chronic telogen effluvium treatable? If so, how is it treated?

Yes : Treated usually by eliminating the underlying problem. Caused by physical or emotional stress, so any significant disease or illness may be the culprit. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can depression cause telogen effluvium?

Can depression cause telogen effluvium?

Probably: Many stresses may cause the hair loss including severe psychhological stress--also some meds used for depression (ie depakote) can cause brittle hair and temporary hair thinning. ...Read more

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Anything better than rogaine (minoxidil) for telogen effluvium?

Anything better than rogaine (minoxidil) for telogen effluvium?

Telogen effluvium: Because telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. In our clinic we use B12 shots once a month which helps. ...Read more

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How do we know whether we have telogen effluvium? Does the white bulb at the end of the hair give an indication of te?

How do we know whether we have telogen effluvium? Does the white bulb at the end of the hair give an indication of te?

Telogen Effluvium: The shed hairs are typically telogen hairs, which can be recognized by a small bulb of keratin on the root end. Whether the keratinized lump is pigmented or unpigmented makes no difference; the hair fibers are still typical telogen hairs. B12 shots once a month helps this condition. ...Read more

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What causes chronic telogen effluvium in younger, premenopausal women and how is it treated? Can it be reversed and the hair regrown/thickened?

What causes chronic telogen effluvium in younger, premenopausal women and how is it treated? Can it be reversed and the hair regrown/thickened?

Many possible causes: Many types of stress including surgery, serious illness, childbirth, collagen vascular disease, and malnutrition can cause this. It can be slowly (3 to 4 months) by removing the inciting factors. It may also clear up on its own for unclear reasons. There are some differential diagnoses that must be considered to help rule out alternative diagnoses. Minoxidil is sometimes prescribed. ...Read more

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What can be done about telogen effluvium ?

What can be done about telogen effluvium ?

Find the cause: Telogen effluvium is a transient loss of scalp hair. Most common causes are illness, medications, stress, pregnancy, and surgery. The hair will grow back, but until then, i know you will be worried. It happened to me in med school - i knew what it was, and i knew the hair would grow back, but it still freaked me out. No specific treatment other than eliminating the cause, if you know what it is. ...Read more

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How can you recover from telogen effluvium?

How can you recover from telogen effluvium?

Possibly: If you mean telogen effluvium as "hair loss secondary to trauma" the answer is yes. Please ask your dermatologist for additional information. ...Read more

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Are there any diet recommendations that aid telogen effluvium recovery?

Are there any diet recommendations that  aid telogen effluvium recovery?

Telogen effluvium: Because telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. In our clinic we use B12 shots once a month which helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of telogen effluvium that's lasted for 6 months?

How do I get rid of telogen effluvium that's lasted for 6 months?

May not be that: If your hair is continuing to fall out, I would see an endocrinologist or dermatologist. Your thyroid levels should be checked. Your also need to be sure you are not iron deficient (ferritin level). Hormonal levels should also be evaluated. ...Read more