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What is your experience? Is there change in hair texture with age?

What is your experience? Is there change in hair texture with age?

Yes: Hair both thins and becomes coarser with age. Hair transplant can improve appearance. Loss o f hair is genetic and cannot be altered. ...Read more

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What kind of hair loss does anemia (whether copper or iron) bring about? Is it all over, change in texture?

Generally all over..: Hair loss due to iron deficiency anemia will be all over the scalp, not in patches. It's important to make that distinction since there are multiple other causes for hair loss. Ask your doctor to order a ferritin level. Don't be confused by the results. The normal range can be misleading. Shoot for a ferritin level of at least 50 ng/ml. It may take 3 months for levels to be replenished. ...Read more

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My age is 25 and I have problem of premature graying of hair. Nearly 50% is now gray. Is there any way to control this or restore natural color?

My age is 25 and I have problem of premature graying of hair. Nearly 50% is now gray. Is there any way to control this or restore natural color?

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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My son is 13 years old and is having the problem of premature hair greying. This is not the age of whitening of hair so what could be the reason ?

My son is 13 years old and is having the problem of premature hair greying.  This is not the age of whitening of hair so what could be the reason ?

Non-genetic causes : of premature graying include smoking, Vitamin B 12 deficiency from a vegan diet, tuberculosis, & hyperthyroidism. Genetic causes found on Chromosomal Microarray are either benign or have other smptoms; e.g., absence of intrinsic factor needed to absorb B12 causes pernicious anemia; Waardenburg Syndrome has deafness. A 3-generation family history, physical exam & lab studies are needed. ...Read more

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Hello....Pleas tell me if there is any relation between hormone and obisety?What hormone?If there is a relation between apperance of hair in my face?

Hello....Pleas tell me if there is any relation between hormone and obisety?What hormone?If there is a relation between apperance of hair in  my face?

Leutin: You need to get good rem sleep so that your hormone, leutin gets regulated properly, because it has to do with your hunger and appetite, and when that hormone is out of wack, you tend to eat more. ...Read more

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Elderly parent with memory loss, what is normal aging and what is not?

Elderly parent with memory loss, what is normal aging and what is not?

See below: With aging, it's normal to see some less recall with recent memories and slower recollection of names/details. There are some screens and more detailed tests, which a professional can do to figure out where in the age group your parent's score falls. This is a difficult question to answer without talking and assessing your parent directly as well as without a collateral from a family member. ...Read more

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Is it normal for girls to have some hair in the buttcrack (around the anus)? Or is there something wrong with me?

Is it normal for girls to have some hair in the buttcrack (around the anus)? Or is there something wrong with me?

Yes: That is normal. If you really don't like it, have it removed a la brazilian wax or another method. Shaving might grow back a little itchy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the relation btween the t3&t4 hormons in loss of body wieght & if there is a reason with liver illness ? What is the treatment of loss wieght?

What is the relation btween the t3&t4 hormons in loss of body wieght & if there is a reason with liver illness ? What is the treatment of loss wieght?

T3 (liothyronine) is the active : Hormone. The conversion of T4 to. T3 (liothyronine) is reduced when following a low carnohydrate diet. Some doctors might give small amounts of t3 (liothyronine) to help you along. ...Read more

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What else than stress can be the reason for no menstruations in 3 months, sudden appearance of a lot of pimples, great hair loss and increased apetite?

What else than stress can be the reason for no menstruations in 3 months, sudden appearance of a lot of pimples, great hair loss and increased apetite?

First get preg test: Many reasons, it could be your thyroid gland, you can check it with simple blood work, also can be a condition called poly cystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is easy to get diagnosed from your history, labs and ultrasound . Also make sure you don't have any eating disorders such as bulimia, also extensive exercise can leads to delayed periods. Very important to make sure you are not pregnant by pt. ...Read more

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My sideburns are greying. Is it safe to dye them? Is there any risk of rest of the hair also greying quickly or hair loss?

My sideburns are greying. Is it safe to dye them? Is there any risk of rest of the hair also greying quickly or hair loss?

See below: Dying the sideburns will not affect the rate of greying of rest of the hair, though the remaining will turn grey, sooner or later. You may consider leaving the grey hair alone, it would save the hassle, expense and avoid exposure to the chemicals in the hair dye. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible for shape of skull in adults over 50 to change with age ?

Is it possible for shape of skull in adults over 50 to change with age ?

Not age alone: Bone disease like Paget's disease can alter the shape of the skull. Acromegaly can increase the size of the skull. Metabolic bone disease may alter the shape by softening the bones. ...Read more

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My hair has changed in density, some is thin some is course and wiry, what can this be?

Many possible reason: A variety of causes must be considered ranging from endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism to vitamin deficiencies to side effect of prescribed medications. ...Read more

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If there is more hair on her arms, back, etc, is this a sign of anorexia?

If there is more hair on her arms, back, etc, is this a sign of anorexia?

Per Mayo clinic: 'soft, downy hair covering the body' can sometimes be seen with anorexia nervosa. Check out this great article by mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/anorexia/basics/definition/con-20033002. ...Read more

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Is it normal to loose your sense of smell with age?

Is it normal to loose your sense of smell with age?

Yes: Very short answer.....Yes. This can also affect appetite in that taste and smell are closely related. Affects the elderly quite a bit. ...Read more