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What Causes Balding
Hair loss: Alopecia can be inherited, related to shock or stress, dietary deficiencies such as malnutrition, genetic disorders, medication, and an autoimmune disorder in which the body's antibodies attack the hair follicles. Hormonal disorders can cause hairloss such as hypothryoidism. Exogenous trauma such as curling irons, constant pulling hairstyles (traction alopecia) and chemical trauma, e.g. Chlorine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products. ...Read more
Hair loss: There are many causes of hair loss. I have lost a lot of hair myself but don't notice any symptoms or other related issues. If you are a man - don't worry! So many of them shave their hair daily and others get a short cut regularly. If you are a woman you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Male pattern baldnes: Usually there is a genetic predisposition. Excessive activity of the adrenal or pituitary glands can also cause this along with polycystic ovarian syndrome in women. Certain drugs can also cause this type of hair loss including steroids and testosterone Progesterone and adrenocortical steroids. ...Read more
Many diseases: . Various diseases will cause hair loss from chemotherapy , depression, thyroid problem , ringworm fungus infections conditions like ' alapecia aereata' or patchy baldness due to autoimmune diseases or ringworm infection. .First see your family doctor after medical check up will refer you to a skin doctor. Of course the unstoppable male baldness! ...Read more
Possible causes...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair Loss: Scarring hair loss means that the hair follicle is being damaged and hair can no longer grow. Non-scarring means that you have hair loss but it does grow back. Hair loss can be attributed to a variety of different issues including heredity, illness and medications. When you are losing larger than average amounts of hair, and you don't know the reason, get a check-up that includes blood work. ...Read more
Many Possible Causes: Women can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, or alopecia areata. ...Read more
Similar: Androgenetic hair loss related to hormones and genetics are quite different for men and for women. Also each individual will have their own variation. With men it begins as a teen and progresses for 20 years or more. Women begin later. Pregnancy, birth control, and menopause are factors. Women thin out on top but do not become completely bald. ...Read more
GENETICS: Heredity is the major cause of balding. Female-pattern baldness occurs as hair thins. Male-pattern baldness leads to bald spots & receding hairline. Other causes: Alopecia,Ringworm infection, scarring alopecia (from conditions like Lichen planus, Lupus & Sarcoidosis), hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, childbirth), thyroid imbalance, excess Vit. A intake, certain medications, > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic: Almost two thirds of men lose their by age 50, and represent androgenetic male pattern alopecia. The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. The genetic pattern thought to be autosomal dominant with mixed penetrance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i am suffering with balding, i deal with alot of stress and i dont know if that is the cause of it. What can i take to help regrow my hair?
May be natural.: Losing hair can be a difficult thing to deal with. Some of it is natural, especially if there is male-pattern-balding in your family. Other times, you could be suffering from an autoimmune process called alopecia areata, or some other type of alopecia. I would highly suggest that you see your primary care doctor, or a dermatologist to get a definitive answer. ...Read more
At the early age of 20, I have become bald in mpb pattern. Thedoctor said my excessive ejaculation like 20 times a week for two years caused premature baldness! can it happen?
He said what?: If your physician really told you this, get a different physician. All guys lose the hair on their temples around age 20; if you're really having progression this early, you have a choice. You can try various topical and systemic medications to slow down the progression. Or you can embrace your hereditary & masculinity. A man's looking good is about fitness, not hair. It's your choice! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dandruff shampoo: In a baby with cradle cap, don't be afraid to shampoo the hair with a dandruff shampoo such as selsun blue, and use a brush to brush out the flakes and scales from the soft spot. You can hurt the baby that way! after they are gone, and with continued shampoo, the scalp will be healthy again and hair will start growing. ...Read more
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What could cause a 26 year old male to develope a complete bald spot the size of a us dollar coin. Also is it something that could be treated?
Sudden bald spots: Sudden round bald spots could be an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata. These spots are the result of your immune system mistakenly fighting against hair follicles. A dermatologist may inject steroid or prescribe steroid creams to help reduce inflammation and allow the hair to grow back. ...Read more
Alopecia areata: Alopecia aerata can cause smooth bald spots on the head. This is an inflammation which cause the hair to stop growing underneath the skin. This can occur after an emotional upset and is treatable with small injections of dilute cortisone to stimulate hair growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say.: Most bald spots on the head are caused by something called alopecia areata, which is a harmless, self-limited condition. But aa doesn't usually burn, so it could be something else that will need a personal examination to determine precisely. I suggest that you see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more