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What is the most likely cause of hair loss?

What is the most likely cause of hair loss?

Inherited baldness: "pattern baldness" is the most common cause of hair loss, and is usually inherited (it's in the genes). In men, it is called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. Men get a receding hair line and hair loss on top of the head. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Women get some hair loss from the whole scalp, so the hair looks thinner. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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What is the most likely cause of a miscarriage?

What is the most likely cause of a miscarriage?

Genetic: Most miscarriages are due to genetic abnormalities in the fetus. ...Read more

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What kind of damage is the cause for most hearing loss?

Loud noises : Rock concerts, sporting events, working around jet engines, use of headphones at high volume. Looks like this is likely the most frequent cause of early high frequency sensory-neural hearing loss. Age, smoking, alcohol all add to the burden. ...Read more

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What is the real cause of hairloss?

What is the real cause of hairloss?

Many causes: There are actually a number of possible reasons for hairloss. It is best to be evaluated by a dermatologist so that the cause can be determined and treated. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism?

What is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism?

Graves' disease: Hi. Graves' disease is the most common. This is followed by subacute thyroiditis, which is followed by "toxic" (misnomer...not poisonous) or "hot" (misnomer...they're body temp) nodule(s). In there, you have to factor iatrogenic...usually thyroid cancer patients we deliberately make biochemically hyperthyroid. But good ol' Graves' is definitely in 1st place! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the cause of gray hair in young people?

What is the cause of gray hair in young people?

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 more

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What is the cause of weight loss?

What is the cause of weight loss?

When Intended..: Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake. If you are trying to come up with a weight loss plan, consult an expert to help you develop a personalized plan to meet your goals. If you are experiencing unintended weight loss, you should consult your doctor immediately. For more information on weight loss options, visit : doctorscotts.Com. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of headaches?

What is the most common cause of headaches?

Headache: It takes a book to write about headaches. But among the patients I see at Urgent Care, it is migraine headache. I assume because it is more severe and harder to treat with OTC meds so they see doctor more. Other common causes are stress, lack of sleep, and fatigue that can trigger tension headache. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of bradycardia?

What is the most common cause of bradycardia?

Medication: A slow heart rate can be normal in fit individuals at rest. Many medications, notably beta blockers, slow the heart rate. A slow heart rate can also be due to disease of the av node, which conducts impulses from the atria to the ventricles. This can be due to scarring from heart attack or aging, and is seen in some infections such as lyme disease and chagas disease. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of hairfall?

What is the main cause of hairfall?

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 Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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What is the main cause for premature graying of hair?

What is the main cause for premature graying of hair?

Rapid turnover: The loss of pigment in hair comes from too rapid turn over of hair shafts from the follicles. No great cures have been proven to work. Some people think that taking biotin can help. ...Read more

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What is cause of the lack of hair in people with progeria?

What is cause of the lack of hair in people with progeria?

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

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What type of hair removal is most likely to cause an ingrown hair?

What type of hair removal is most likely to cause an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs: Tweezing, shaving & waxing can lead to ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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What is the leading reason for loss of vision?

What is the leading reason for loss of vision?

Depends: It depends on various factors, such as the age of the patient, and other symptoms. If it's a painful loss of vision, it could mean one thing, or it could be common in old age. It can also commonly occur in a migraine. You should probably get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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