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Will diabetes cause your hair to fall out?

Will diabetes cause your hair to fall out?

May compound, yes: Since dm degrades both macrovascular & microvascular blood supply to tissues and increased sugar changes/interferes with the function of most cellular proteins, yes it likely affects the health of hair follicles. Also all hair follicles have dormant periods during which the hair, which has stopped growing, falls out. However, this is a complex issue with many other factors, many still poorly known. ...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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Can dieting cause your hair to fall out and your skin to be dry?

Can dieting cause your hair to fall out and your skin to be dry?

Yes: Yes it absolutely can, especially if you are lacking certain minerals and vitamins and if your meals are not balanced. ...Read more

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Can prednisolone cause your hair to fall out? What cab I use to help it grow back?

Can prednisolone cause your hair to fall out? What cab I use to help it grow back?

Prednisolone: Prednisolone can make your hair brittle so it seems like your hair is falling out. You can try a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. ...Read more

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Can sle cause your hair to fall out?

Can sle cause your hair to fall out?

Lupus and hair loss: Hair loss is a common symptom of lupus. Hair loss can also be seen with many other conditions. ...Read more

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Can allergic dermatitis to hair dye cause your hair to fall out?

Possibly: In addition to a scalp rash it is possible to experience hair loss with contact dermatitis to hair dye. However dying or bleaching hair can also damage hair and cause hair loss. See a doctor preferably one experienced in contact dermatitis for evaluation such as a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Can elavil (amitriptyline) cause your hair to fall out? I'm taking it for vulvodynia and my hair is thinning and i see it all over the floor in my home.

Can elavil (amitriptyline) cause your hair to fall out? I'm taking it for vulvodynia and my hair is thinning and i see it all over the floor in my home.

It's not likely : That Elavil (amitriptyline) is causing ur hair loss. It's not known even among the rare side effects. However, please go back as soon as u can 2 the doctor who prescribed it 2 u 2 discuss the hair loss issue & Elavil (amitriptyline) concern 2 have it checked up. S/he might refer you to a dermatologist consultation for further evaluation & help. Take care and best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes your hair to fall out?

Check thyroid : For a woman in your age range i would check your thyroid blood test and ANA blood test. If those are normal other tests can be pursued. ...Read more