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What Can Make Your Hair Fall Out
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
Hair follicles: Many chemotherapy drugs are active because they are more likely to damage cells that are growing and dividing rapidly, such as tumor cells. Other cells that rapidly divide can sometimes be damaged and lead to side effects. Hair loss with certain chemotherapy drugs is due to damage to the hair follicle cells by the chemotherapy. ...Read more
Does stress really make your hair fall out? My hair had been falling out a lot lately and i've been under a lot of stress. Could they be connected?
Yes, it can: Cirrhosis can cause hair loss indirectly. In mild liver disease, however, hair loss (alopecia) may not be experienced. A scarred liver causes the body to lose many nutrients, most notably proteins and hormones, that are needed to maintain healthy hair. The hair is constantly being lost and replaced, which is tipped over towards more loss than formation of hair in cirrhosis. ...Read more
Can taken a sleeping tablet every night make your hair fall out... Stillnot sleeping tablets? And can they affect your memory in the long term
Hmmmm: What kind of sleeping tablets are you taking? Sounds unlikely. I'd put my money on the other meds you've listed; the underlying insomnia (stress-related) or the sle which you listed as one of your conditions. Some sleeping pills can affect your memory, but it's generally short term. Hair loss can be from a lot of things, but sleeping pills aren't the first thing i think about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stress/anxiety make your hair fall out? I'm only 18 but i've been stressing about numerous things for the past few years now and ever since, i've noticed that my hair has been falling out drastically. I usually don't fondle with my hair too often when
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