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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Underarm Hair Loss (Overview)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Underarm hair loss occurs when axillary hairs lessen.


Dr. Qamar Khan
5 Doctors shared insights

Underarm Hair Loss (Overview)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Underarm hair loss occurs when axillary hairs lessen.


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What is the definition or description of: Underarm hair loss?

What is the definition or description of: Underarm hair loss?

Underarm hair loss: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Underarm hair loss occurs when axillary hairs lessen. Read more

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I've got hair loss from my head, legs, underarms & all over my body. I'm not anemic, my THS is normal, & I'm not stressed. What is the likely cause?

I've got hair loss from my head, legs, underarms & all over my body. I'm not anemic, my THS is normal, & I'm not stressed. What is the likely cause?

Think about biopsy: You may have alopecia areata. Especially nowadays, when many male fitness exemplars shave their entire bodies and many women profess to dislike men's body hair, this can be a HUGE plus. Stay super-fit and you'll look and feel better than 95% of other guys, regardless of where you do or don't have hair. Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. Read more

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Can I reverse hair loss?

Can I reverse hair loss?

Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). Read more

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How do I stop my hair loss?

How do I stop my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. Read more

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What to do about hair loss?

Female Hair Loss: The only product that has been scientifically shown to help female hair loss is rogaine (minoxidil) for men used twice a day. Read more

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How can I treat my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. Read more

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How do you control hair loss?

How do you control hair loss?

Hair loss? Cause: There are many causes for hair loss one needs to determine the cause before specific treatment is possible. 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


Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more