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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Can too much zinc cause hair loss or thinning ?

Can too much zinc cause hair loss or thinning ?

Yes: I've already answered this same question with detailed info twice, and at least one other doc has answered you as well. Why do you keep asking the same question? ...Read more

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Is 10,000 much of biotin too much? Does it make you gain weight ?

Is 10,000 much of biotin too much? Does it make you gain weight ?

Biotin: No good reason to take biotin that I know of. It will help you lose weight by taking money out of your pocket tho. ...Read more

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Lose too much weight too fast, you can have excess skin?

Lose too much weight too fast, you can have excess skin?

Depends: The amount of weight lost will have more of an impact than the rate at which it is lost. Excess skin is related to skin elasticity, and is more likely if you are older, smoke, or have more lifetime sun exposure. ...Read more

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Does taking whey protein cause hair loss?

Does taking whey protein cause hair loss?

No evidence of that: Typically side effects of taking whey protein are focused on the digestive tract: reflux, bloating, gas, constipation, cramps, nausea, decreased appetite and upset stomach. It may also effect blood sugar levels and needs to be used with caution by those with diabetes. I see no side effect reports of hair loss. Safety has been tested for daily doses of 30 grams for six months. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Can protein powders such as optimum nutrition 100% whey protein cause hair loss or thinning if consuming? Thanks

Can protein powders such as optimum nutrition 100% whey protein cause hair loss or thinning if consuming? Thanks

Protein powders are: not associated w/hair loss but your age and sex MAY be the issue i.e., 29 y.o. male. A full head of hair is nice but please don't associate your likability with that. Focus on more substantial aspects of who you are. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is eating too many protein bars affect body weight?

Is eating too many protein bars affect body weight?

Of course: Those protein bars aren't calorie free. Take a look at the packaging and see how many calories you consume each time you eat one. Some may contain as much as a full sized candy bar, just with more protein. So, as in everything, moderation is the key. Good luck. ...Read more

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What physical effects of losing too much weight too fast are there?

What physical effects of losing too much weight too fast are there?

Feeling bad: Weakness, dizziness, faintness. In more extreme cases, kidney damage although this can be mitigated by drinking plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Can eating too much protein cause dehydration?

Can eating too much protein cause dehydration?

Diet: Eating too much protein does not cause dehydration per se, however, high protein load can put extra stress on the kidneys and it is important to make sure the person is well hydrated all the time. So drinking plenty of water is important when you are on a high protein diet ...Read more

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Excessive hair growth for a female? How much is too much?

Excessive hair growth for a female? How much is too much?

Hirsutism: Excessive hair is usually defined as a male-pattern. This would include hair around the nipples, midline of the abdomen, inner thigh, arms, legs, back, buttock, face, chin, sideburns, upper lip. ...Read more

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Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Hair loss: I am not aware of vit b complex causing hair loss. It may help hair growth: foe example: b6 can help to prevent eczema, dandruff, dry scalp and psoriasis, conditions that can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Is high protein diet is good for wieght loss how much protein person needs for wieght loss?

Is high protein diet is good for wieght loss how much protein person needs for wieght loss?

Protein is good: Eating a balanced diet with enough protein is important for weight loss and weight control. 50-60 g / day is about average. If you are an athlete you may require more. Go to www.jameskearnsfitness.com for more information. ...Read more

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How much weight loss is concerning?

How much weight loss is concerning?

Too much Wt Loss...: This actually depends on multiple factors, e.g. Starting weight, height, body frame size, rate of weight loss, type of diet, and any other co-existing health issues. More than 3lb/ week is unhealthy. Monitor bmi and waist circumference to set goal, which you should confirm with your doctor. Best: palm sized portion protein + complex carb every 3 hr; 4fruits, 5vegies sprinkled across the day. ...Read more

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How much weight is too much to gain in pregnancy?

How much weight is too much to gain in pregnancy?

40lb: Answer can vary according to your base weight. Most pts who gain more than 40 lbs may have issues in preg and they usually will not get their orig. Metabolic rate back. ...Read more

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Does hysterectamy cause hair loss and more body hair?

Does hysterectamy cause hair loss and more body hair?

It can: A hysterectomy by itself involves removal of just the uterus and should not lead to these symptoms. However, if your hysterectomy also involved removal of your ovaries, you may have changes in body hair amount and pattern. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

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