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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. 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 keep reading that excessive drinking can raise estrogen levels in a woman and in turn cause hair loss, is this accurate?

I keep reading that excessive drinking can raise estrogen levels in a woman and in turn cause hair loss, is this accurate?

Really: Metabolism of alcohol does not directly affect steroid hormone production or metabolism; alcohol consumption that leads to weight gain "may" increase estradiol levels somewhat. Elevated estrogen levels in NO way cause hair loss. Hope this helps you! ...Read more

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Can high estrogen or testosterone be causing my hair loss or my thyroid?

Can high estrogen or testosterone be causing my hair loss or my thyroid?

Hair loss: Changes in hormone levels may be associated with hair loss but you have not mentioned whether your various hormone levels are normal, high, or low. If you have that info feel free to share it with me and we can look at what is happening. A simpler approach would be to see your family physician. Your choice. ...Read more

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Does too much or too little testosterone lead to hair loss for males? Or is it an imbalance of estrogen

Does too much or too little testosterone lead to hair loss for males? Or is it an imbalance of estrogen

Myth: Too little testosterone is why eunuchs and klinefelter XXY men don't get hair loss. "too much testosterone" is part of the male condition from age 13-109; most of us are maxed-out. Forget the "estrogen imbalance" tripe from the internet. Masculine hair loss is genetically programmed and generally correlates with your much chest hair you're blessed with. Meds, surgery, or stay fit to look great. ...Read more

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What could a CRP of 4.8 and positive ANA w/speckled pattern mean? My thyroid is fine. I do have hair loss and mid upper back pain. Estrogen is low?

What could a CRP of 4.8 and positive ANA w/speckled pattern mean? My thyroid is fine. I do have hair loss and mid upper back pain. Estrogen is low?

Lab tests: These values are meaningless in the absence of a full history and physical examination. A positive ANA with a speckled pattern is very non-specific unless the titer is >1:80, and then only if accompanied by other findings. We have discussed your hair loss and low serum estrogen previously. ...Read more

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Up middle bk pain. Low estrogen. High CRP . Ana + 1:160 speckled. Thyroid good. All labs good. No HIV or hep . Hair loss all cat scans good.Cancer?

Up middle bk pain. Low estrogen. High CRP . Ana + 1:160 speckled. Thyroid good. All labs good. No HIV or hep . Hair loss all cat scans good.Cancer?

Autoimmune problem: You need to have evaluation to rule out autoimmune problems - like lupus, etc. Ds dna and other autoimmune panel needs to be done and you may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause of hair loss?

What is the most likely cause of hair loss?

Inherited baldness: "pattern baldness" is the most common cause of hair loss, and is usually inherited (it's in the genes). In men, it is called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. Men get a receding hair line and hair loss on top of the head. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Women get some hair loss from the whole scalp, so the hair looks thinner. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of hair loss on a daily basis?

What could be the cause of hair loss on a daily basis?

Thyroid,genetic,scal: The hir loss may be due to thyroid dosease, genetic like male pattern baldness, and local conditions of the scalp see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can an IUD cause hair loss?

Can an IUD cause hair loss?

Yes: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can cause hair loss. Here is a study reference: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17900442. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

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