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If I lose my hair does it mean that I am unhealthy?

If I lose my hair does it mean that I am unhealthy?

Not usually: Most reasons for hair loss are genetic and poorly understood. There are a few diseases, like thyroid conditions, scalp diseases that can contribute to hair loss. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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I lose my hair everyday, what can I do?What pills ca n i take

Many causes: Of hair loss, from hypothyroidism to local irritation or infection. Get to a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I lose my hair very quickly and i don't know what is the problem.I'm afraid that i can't see my hair again heavy.Can u give me a solution about that?

I lose my hair very quickly and i don't know what is the problem.I'm afraid that i can't see my hair again heavy.Can u give me a solution about that?

Hair loss: Hair loss can be from anxiety, thyroid problems, hair pulling from tight hair braiding, etc..., sometimes patients may need to see a dermatologist for treatment such as steroid injection into the scalp; talk to you doctor. ...Read more

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Will I lose my hair when I go through chemo?

Will I lose my hair when I go through chemo?

Depends on the chemo: Most chemotherapies unfortunately cause hair loss but there are a few that don't, so it really depends on which drug you are asking about. ...Read more

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I decided to eat 500 cals a day for 8 weeks. Will i lose my hair from not eating enough?

I decided to eat 500 cals a day for 8 weeks. Will i lose my hair from not eating enough?

Don't know BUT: It is a terrible idea. Are you trying to lose weight? If yes- please be aware that this will send your body into starvation mode. As a result, your metabolic rate will drop ; it will make it more likely that you will put on weight more easily. ...Read more

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Will I lose my hair with chemotherapy for leukemia?

Will I lose my hair with chemotherapy for leukemia?

Yes: There are very few treatments for acute leukemia that will not make you loose your hair. Most of the treatments for chronic leukemia will not make you loose your hair. ...Read more

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Why do the top of my head itch so bad and i lose my hair in that spot?

Why do the top of my head itch so bad and i lose my hair in that spot?

Hair loss and Itch: This sounds like a fungal infection. This common situation is different that basic dermatitis or dandruff. The fungal infection may be a circular spot and the hair loss is in that same pattern. If anti-fungals over the counter do not work there are prescription strength pills that may work well. ...Read more

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I have these hard bumps that fill with pus then I lose my hair on it and around it. VERY PAINFUL. No one has helped. Please help me.

I have these hard bumps that fill with pus then I lose my hair on it and around it. VERY PAINFUL. No one has helped. Please help me.

Scalp cysts: are very common: epidermoid, pilar, trichilemmal, sebaceous. Pilar cysts can be painful if inflamed; sebaceous cysts contain oily skin debris material which can appear like pus, or you may have hidradenitis suppurativa...actual boils with pus in them. Sometimes the cysts have to be excised/removed; topical medicines or pills aren't enough. Work with a trusted dermatologist to find the answer. ...Read more

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I lose my hair a lot I have blood test done my dr fine out I have low sex hormone biding globe what cases sex hormone biding globe please answer thanks?

Many possibilities.: Shbg levels are decreased by testosterone, anabolic steroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, low thyroid levels, diabetes, obesity, cushing's syndrome, and high growth hormone levels. Your doctor should be able to determine which of these (if any) are causing your hair loss, and treat you accordingly. ...Read more