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What Is The Cause Of Baldness In Men
Complicated: Really don't know cause, but there are genetic susceptibility markers, and environmental events to trigger disease. Of interest is fact that there are 3.5 women to every male, and this is thought possibly secondary to hormonal issues. Also, the immunology is fundamentally different in men vrs women. Hope this helps, but we are making progress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Lamin A/C mutation: Different mutations within the lamin a/c gene cause different genetic disorders. Lamin a/c is needed to provide stability to the cell. With the particular mutation found in progeria, skin and hair (along with other systems) get damaged. Though i'm not sure, i suspect that rapid cell division makes skin and hair more likely to get damaged sooner from this particular lamin a/c mutation. ...Read more
Unclear: Although we understand grey hair to be due to the loss of melanin production in the hair follicle, and pubic hair is no different, it is not clear why some women have earlier grey hair than others although race, genetics, toxin exposure are factors. For possible reversible causes, would recommend checking blood for B12 and thyroid function. ...Read more
Here are...: - infection-related, such as std-/uti-related, or mumps; - torsion-related (testis or appendages), acute or recurrent intermittent; - referring-pain-related, such as stone, spinal nerve irritation from djd, pinched nerve, even rare single - newgrowth-related although usually painless; generally, a detailed hx, and physicals, possible tests should be able to deliver a correct DX most of times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tidal volume...: Males, on average, tend to have slower breathing rates due to larger lung size (it takes longer to complete the respiratory cycle of inhale/exhale). Also, male heart rates are slower on average. Given these facts, it seems counterintuitive, but women have lower metabolic rates than men. ...Read more
Unusual: Erectile dysfunction is mainly due to poor blood flow from vascular disease or from neurologic problems. Both of these causes are extremely rare in teenagers. The other cause could be psychological, rooted in some type of anxiety - this would be the most likely cause of problems of this type in a teen, but even this is quite unusual. ...Read more
Lots of things: Color of urine can be a refelection of how concentrated the urine is, if there is any blood in the urine, or if you have ingested & are clearing through your kidneys something that adds color to the urine, such as Azo standard/ pyridium, (phenazopyridine) which is used to help patients with bladder infections and has an orange color. Other meds can do similar things and have different colors. ...Read more
Unknown. No cure: The spondyloarthropathies are a group of diseases characterized by joint inflammation primarily of the back and a variety of other tissues. There is no cure. Symptoms are treated based upon severity and progression. Some patients will get better without any intervention while others progress to ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more
Good question: If no drug abuse or other stimulants / caffeine excess / etc., then need to be sure thyroid working properly and may have structural abnormality of heart predisposing to af. Need to see a cardiologist for ep study to determine if one/few triggers in atria that could be ablated or if long-term af likely only option. Good luck! ...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 at a Low and go slow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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