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Will estrogen cause hair loss?

Will estrogen cause hair loss?

No.: The opposite is actually true. Estrogen is actually beneficial for your hair. Female allopecia is multifactorial and not nearly as straight forward as androgenic allopecia seen in "male" pattern balding due to the effects of 5 Alpha reductase. ...Read more

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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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Does the steroid testosterone cause hair loss?

Does the steroid testosterone cause hair loss?

Hair loss: As a man gets older and maintains normal testosterone levels hair loss will likely occur but not in every man. Younger men with normal testosterone levels may also lose hair at a younger age. So the correct answer is yes but not always. ...Read more

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Does hysterectamy cause hair loss and more body hair?

Does hysterectamy cause hair loss and more body hair?

It can: A hysterectomy by itself involves removal of just the uterus and should not lead to these symptoms. However, if your hysterectomy also involved removal of your ovaries, you may have changes in body hair amount and pattern. ...Read more

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Can Spirolactone cause hair loss?

Can Spirolactone cause hair loss?

Spironlactone: This medication is a diuretic but is used often for hirsutism (hair growth in places you don't want), so in a way it can cause decrease in hair growth. There are many causes of hair loss, get some labs done to confirm you are not iron deficient for sure. If the hair loss started after starting the spironolactone, then it may be culprit for you. ...Read more

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Does weight lifting cause an increase in testosterone which can cause hair loss?

Does weight lifting cause an increase in testosterone which can cause hair loss?

Not significantly: People who have high testosterone might lose hair and might be good at weight lifting. However the causality does not go the other way. Meaning that lifting weights will not significantly increase your testosterone (in the absents of supplements or steroids). ...Read more

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Does obesity cause hair loss?

Does obesity cause hair loss?

Maybe but ask doctor: A person with obesity and hair loss may have a hormonal problem that a doctor can evaluate. Men with obesity may have higher levels of Estrogens (female-type hormones) due to estrogen produced in fat cells, which could lead to a smaller amount of "masculine-type" body hair. On the other hand, a person could be obese and losing hair, without the two symptoms having any relationship to one another. ...Read more

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Does childbirth cause hair loss?

Does childbirth cause hair loss?

Hair loss: Childbirth is a know temporary cause of hair loss but should result in regrowth if nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Can testosterone or dihydrotestosterone cause hair growth or loss?

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Can testosterone or dihydrotestosterone cause hair growth or loss?

Yes!: Excess testosterone can cause hirsutism or male pattern facial/body hair in women. Spironolactone acts as anti-androgen to minimize hirsutism. Excess dihydrotestosterone can cause male pattern baldness. Finasteride & Dutasteride are used to stop conversion of t into dht, thereby shrinking prostate & minimize hair loss. ...Read more

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Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Yes: It can be one of the signs and symptoms of low thyriod. Visit your physician to discuss this issue so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Tcan the progestogen-only pill cause permanent hair loss? Thanks

Hair loss: Some women do have hair loss with progesterone only birth control. However, I would still have an evaluation as there are many causes of hair loss including thyroid issues. ...Read more

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Can hydrochlorothiazide cause hair loss?

Can hydrochlorothiazide cause hair loss?

VERY VERY RARE: but thiazide diuretics HAVE been described in the literature to be possible reasons for hair loss...(this is NOT HOWEVER a listed side effect!!) Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) to change the diuretic you are taking for a few months! See if it helps! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Hair loss: Biotin is not deficient in hyperthyroid states correction of thyroid status will restore hair loss after 12 to 14 weeks once normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Can doxazosin cause hair loss?

Anything is possible: But it would be very uncommon with that drug. Look for a different explanation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can excess iron leads to hair loss?

What: What excess limit are we talking about pl be specific. .There is an entity called irom deposition in liver in porphyria. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more