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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 would cause my hair to be falling out?

What would cause my hair to be falling out?

Multifactorial : Thanks for your question! This is one of the most common questions I see in clinical practice. Essentially it could be iron deficiency, thyroid issues, or androgenetic alopecia. There may be other more rare causes too. In short, I would go to your doc and get some iron and thyroid checked! ...Read more

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Implanon causes my hair to fall out. What to do?

Implanon causes my hair to fall out. What to do?

Not much: Hair loss is a reported adverse outcome in some women using Implanon although it is not a common complaint. First i would investigate with your doctor other causes like thyroid disease. If all else is normal then you may have to switch birth control methods. ...Read more

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What could cause my hair to falli out?

What could cause my hair to falli out?

Common ones: Severe and prolonged illness, chemo, medication/withdrawal of such (i.E ocps), and following pregnancy are few common examples of causes of hair loss(falling-out). These will grow back in time. U lose about 150 hair per day, but those with longer hair and braid/tie their hair see fall-out more during showering because the fallen hair are still held in tie until release/shower/brushing. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause my pubic hair to fall out all the time?

What can cause my pubic hair to fall out all the time?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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My hair falls out so much what can be the cause?

My hair falls out so much what can be the cause?

Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium which is where the hair goes onto a shedding cycle, may be caused by eating disorders, fever, childbirth, chronic illness, major surgery, anemia, severe emotional disorders, crash diets, hypothyroidism, and drugs. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out. What can be done to prevent this?

My hair is falling out. What can be done to prevent this?

Hormonal Issues: If you are a woman, you should look at your thyroid levels and and your estrogen levels. If they are low, then replacing them would help with your hair growth. If you are a man, then also look at thyroid levels but also Dht levels that might be causing hair loss. Treatment of these two problems will correct the hair loss. You need nutrients for hair growth. There are supplements & gelatin. ...Read more

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What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

Depends on chemo: Some forms of chemotherapy attack the systems in a cell that cause it to divide and grow. This is a good way to fight cancer but it also targets things that grow quickly like hair, the lining of your mouth and intestines. Some cancers have specific targets for which there are drugs - these do not attack your hair. Depending on the cancer there may or may not be a more selective type of chemo. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out, what can I do to prevent this?

My hair is falling out, what can I do to prevent this?

Propecia (finasteride) & minoxidil: Propecia (finasteride) and Minoxidil are two medications that can be used to help you prevent further hair loss. As with most medicines, these do have potential side effects so weigh the risks and benefits with your pmd carefully. ...Read more

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What can I do to address my hair falling out?

What can I do to address my hair falling out?

See a doc: Hair goes through active growth and resting phases and hair loss can be natural. Some medical conditions can cause abnormal hair loss such as iron deficiency, thyroid disease, excess male hormones, autoimmune diseases, etc. See your doctor to make sure the hair loss is not caused by any of the above. ...Read more

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What could cause your eyelashes to fall off?

Many causes: Eyelash loss can be due to many conditions the main being hormonal. Ocular allergies can be a cause as well. As always i suggest you get an complete exam by an professional eye physician. ...Read more

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What can cause hair to fall out?

What can cause hair to fall out?

Few common ones: Severe and prolonged illness, chemo, medication/withdrawal of such (i.E ocps), and following pregnancy are few common examples of causes of hair loss(falling-out). These will grow back in time. U lose about 150 hair per day, but those with longer hair and braid/tie their hair see fall-out more during showering because the fallen hair are still held in tie until release/shower/brushing. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes your hair to fall out?

Check thyroid : For a woman in your age range i would check your thyroid blood test and ANA blood test. If those are normal other tests can be pursued. ...Read more

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What causes eyebrows to fall off and what can I do to stop it?

Eye brow loss: Inflammation of follicles, trauma from rubbing or scratching, iatrogenic from plucking/ shaving/ laser hair removal, hypothyroidism, prior chemotherapy, allopecia areata, trichotillomania (pulling out hairs, psychiatric related), others. ...Read more

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What could cause me to start losing hair from eyelashes?

What could cause me to start losing hair from eyelashes?

Lots of causes: Eyelashes fall out as we age, but can also happen with allergies, eyelid inflammation, infection, low thyroid hormone, poor diet and trauma. See an ophthalmologist to help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do for hair falls?

What to do for hair falls?

Depends: It depends on the cause. There are many causes including infection, malnutrition, and certain diseases. See a qualified, high-quality doctor for a full evaluation. Then the proper treatment can be determined. ...Read more