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What Causes Baldness In Men
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
ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs & radiation: Drugs and radiation target rapidly dividing cells, as cancer cells tend to divide more than most normal cells. Hair growth requires cell division in hair follicles and the drugs and radiation that inhibits cell division of cancer cells also inhibits cell division in hair follicles causing loss of hair, not just baldness. The hair loss is general in systemic chemotherapy and local in x-rays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baldness: This is unusual in a teenager and I would suggest he gets a physical to be sure there is not an endocrine problem with his hormones. ...Read more
Graying of hair is: related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hereditary hair loss, if DHT is produced in all men even in men with a full head of hair, then how is it genetic and the main cause of baldness?
Good question: A good, but tough question. If you are genetically predisposed to the early loss of hair then your hair follicles may not be responding to the Dht that is present. Without seeing you it is always possible that your pattern of hair loss is not genetic. Seeing a dermatologist would be your best option to clarify this and if there would be any treatment necessary. ...Read more
Graying of hair is: Related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin b levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery ; marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: If you're worried about having too much t in a woman, go see your family doc to look for polycystic ovarian syndrome, cushing's, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, ovarian/adreanl tumors, and even some medications. Women can also get too much t from their male partners who take transdermal or topical t to treat their andropause. So make sure your partner's t dries long enough before you touch him! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most hernias: Occur spontaneously with no cause or reason. Sometimes hernias are associated with repetitive heavy lifting, obesity or past pregnancy. Most common location of hernias are the groins or umbilical region. The cause of one type of hernia can be an incisionsl hernia caused by previous surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause(s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?
Alopecia: This is a tough question as there are still a number of possibilities causes. The most common cause is a genetic thinning, but traction alopecia, scalp dermatitis, iron deficiency or thyroid disease, alopecia areata (diffuse type), and telogen effluvium are also seen. Some of these causes can also be almost as common. I suggest evaluation by a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No - Graying of hair: is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excess testosterone: All women have male hormone, testosterone, in their bodies. An excess can cause acne. This is oftentreated with estrogen, commonly in oral contraceptives. In the bloodstream are compounds called sex hormone binding globulins. Estrogen increases these elements. When sex hormone binding globulin attaches to testosterone, the testosterone is inactivated, ergo less acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc what causes high testosterone level which increase DHT causing baldness.Docs say ejaculation of sperm excessively does not cause baldness at age20?
Genetics & health: Testosterone level reflects your genetics & your health. You're born to produce a certain amount (wide range of normal). You can decrease that amount via bad health habits. To some extent you can increase your t by losing fat weight. That's where exercise is important. Masturbation does not count as exercise significant enough to raise t. Genetics also determines baldness & t conversion into dht. ...Read more
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