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Why Do I Lose My Hair
Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
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
Hormones: Your genetics and hormones are the ones responsible for your hair distribution. Some women may have elevated levels of testosterone (genetically determined) that cause them to have hair on their face, arms and legs more than other women have. In that case, there's not much to do other than shaving them or permanently remove them. ...Read more
Hair issues: You would want to make sure you've ruled out as many as possible hair growth problems. This involves history and physical exam and work up (blood tests usually). If the problem is found, it can be treated appropriately. You may need to be referred to skin/hair specialist for a consult. ...Read more
Balance and eyes: There are 3 systems that provide our brain with information in order to keep our balance: inner ear, vision, and sensation from our feet. A person needs two of the three to be working well to keep balance. Many diabetics fall at night because of poor visibility and poor sensation in their feet. Our eyes provide visual input to the brain about our position. ...Read more
Hi since i stopped breastfedding I am losing my hair seriously (2month now) what can I do you? Shave my head ? Cut my hair? Pls help
Should pass: Significant life events like childbirth can throw your hair into a dormant phase, where normal hair loss is not replaced and hair thins. This can last up to 6 mo before your body re-sets the process. You might want to visit with a dermatologist and confirm this and exclude other factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im losing my hairs and im 21 years old. I have dandruff in my hairs. Please tell me what can I do to prevent hair loss.?
Hair issues: Thinning hair or hair falling out can be caused by several conditions, including but not limited to thyroid disorders, stress, or scalp infections to name a few. Since you have dandruff, there may be an underlying scalp infection, so best to see a dr. For an evaluation and treatment. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: Male pattern baldness is to be expected especially if you're a hairy-chested man; otherwise, seek a cause. Telogen effluvium (trivial) is patchy hair loss especially when you're stressed. Hypothyroidism (very serious) makes hair brittle and prone to fall out. There are a huge number of different posibilities. A physician's office visit is definitely in order. Good luck & thanks for asking. ...Read more
Alopecia; hair loss: There are several causes of hair loss, and the therapy for each of those is quite a bit different. Hair loss can be due to genetics or any physical insult of the body, thyroid problems, and many, many other problems. You should see a dermatologist for advice on how to correct each of these since they all have separate treatments. ...Read more
Because...: Because there isn't a physiologic mechanism to specifically lose weight from the abdomen. The idea of spot reduction is a fallacy. You can improve the appearance of your abdomen by toning & strengthening the muscles. A certain % of overall weight loss will be appreciated in the abdominal area. Calories burned must exceed caloric intake. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants...) Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium... ...Read more
Please I seem to be losing my front hair and don't know why. What can I do to regain lost front hair. Thanks?
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
HAIR LOSS: YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PEDIATRICIAN OR A DERMATOLOGIST. SOON . . . ...Read more
See below: Facial fat is related to overall body fat. The only way to eliminate fat from the body is to metabolize it (burn it off) or to have it surgically removed (liposuction). The appearance of a 'fat' face may be an indicator of another disorder (cushing's syndrome) if the overall body fat level is within normal limits. An md can evaluate this with lab tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concerning: This can signal loss of testosterone in a grown man, even if the sexual stuff is normal. Hemochromatosis, other liver troubles, pituitary problems and a bunch of other possiblities exist. Your physician usually screens you for liver stuff fairly often, and if the libido is flagging, make an appointment. ...Read more
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