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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Will scratching my head lightly when it's itchy cause my hair to fall more?

Will scratching my head lightly when it's itchy cause my hair to fall more?

Itchy scalp: Scratching your hair lightly should not cause your hair to fall out but please stop scratching. You could go to a doctor, or, better still, get your hair handled by a good hair stylist. ...Read more

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5 years of Synthroid i stopped and started levoxyl (thyroxine) for a good 3 weeks then stopped took armour back on Synthroid did cause my hair to fall out?

5 years of Synthroid i stopped and started levoxyl (thyroxine)  for a good 3 weeks then stopped took armour back on Synthroid did cause my hair to fall out?

Thyroid medications: Your replacement dose of thyroid is decided on the basis of blood test and should be stabilized based on a particular type and preferably same manufacturer changing types and branding can result in variable levels and can effect hair loss there are generally no reasons to switch thyroid medicine unless a good reason established by your physcian. ...Read more

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What condition could cause my hair to fall out, my eye to twitch, and my brain to hurt?

What condition could cause my hair to fall out, my eye to twitch, and my brain to hurt?

Stress: Your brain interprets pain but it itself has no pain self-receptors. Eye twitches commonly occur from caffeine, sleep deprivation & stress. Falling hair is a common result of excessive stress. Headaches are exceedingly commonly due to stress. ...Read more

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Always getting pus liquid pimples they hurt and they are on my face and scalp they cause my hair to fall out what can I do they are sore and real fill?

Always getting pus liquid pimples they hurt and they are on my face and scalp they cause my hair to fall out what can I do they are sore and real fill?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can examine the skin and hear the whole story, to see if such pimples are treatable by the usual acne medications, versus some other type of skin infection or skin disorder. The infection or the inflammation at the site of the pimples is probably causing the hair to fall out, so a dermatologist (skin specialist) may be helpful... as we hope there can be hair regrowth. ...Read more

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What causes your hair to fall out?

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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Will diabetes cause your hair to fall out?

Will diabetes cause your hair to fall out?

May compound, yes: Since dm degrades both macrovascular & microvascular blood supply to tissues and increased sugar changes/interferes with the function of most cellular proteins, yes it likely affects the health of hair follicles. Also all hair follicles have dormant periods during which the hair, which has stopped growing, falls out. However, this is a complex issue with many other factors, many still poorly known. ...Read more