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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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Chemo--how to make your hair fall out?

Chemo--how to make your hair fall out?

Hair follicles: Many chemotherapy drugs are active because they are more likely to damage cells that are growing and dividing rapidly, such as tumor cells. Other cells that rapidly divide can sometimes be damaged and lead to side effects. Hair loss with certain chemotherapy drugs is due to damage to the hair follicle cells by the chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can cocaine make your teeth fall out ?

Can cocaine make your teeth fall out ?

Cocaine & tooth loss: Cocaine cannot make your teeth fall out although it is acidic in nature, behavioral changes that go along with addiction are what leads to dental and health problems due to neglect. ...Read more

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Eyebrows just keep falling out can a dermatologist give me something that will make them grow back for sure ?

Eyebrows just keep falling out  can a dermatologist give me something that will make them grow back for sure ?

Dermatologist: Sure, check with a dermatologist to see what is going on. You may have a condition that causes hair on other parts of your body to fall out also. He or she can determine what is happening and provide a treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can cirrhosis make your hair fall out?

Can cirrhosis make your hair fall out?

Yes, it can: Cirrhosis can cause hair loss indirectly. In mild liver disease, however, hair loss (alopecia) may not be experienced. A scarred liver causes the body to lose many nutrients, most notably proteins and hormones, that are needed to maintain healthy hair. The hair is constantly being lost and replaced, which is tipped over towards more loss than formation of hair in cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Will adipex make my hair fall out?

Will adipex make my hair fall out?

Adipex: Hair loss is not a listed side effect for adipex in the physician's desk reference. However, several anecdotal reports found online. More common side effects: dizziness, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation; more severe (see doc!) include severe headache, slurred speech, seizure, weakness on one side, vision changes. Pulm HTN most severe. ...Read more

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Can prednisone make your hair thin?

Can prednisone make your hair thin?

Yes: Yes! Prednisone - short term, no! high dose or long term- yes! in rheumatology use, always side effects! Prednisone is an animal model for aging: thin skin, thin hair, a belly, muscle loss, etc. Mimcs metabolic syndrome! ...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

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Why does chemotherapy make your hair fall out?

Rapidly dividing: Cytotoxic chemotherapy attacks rapidly dividing cells in the body, including the dividing hair matrix cells. This can result in hair loss. ...Read more

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Does hairspray make your hair fall out?

No: Hairspray does not make your hair fall out. You may be doing other things to your hair that are damaging it such as over dying it, straightening it too often and the overuse of a curling iron. ...Read more

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Does gel and hairspray make your hair fall out?

Chemicals: If there are harmful chemicals which can damage the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Will getting your hair colored make alopecia worse?

Will getting your hair colored make alopecia worse?

Rarely: If the hair dye is done properly and you are not allergic to it and your scalp is not burned in the process it should not contribute to hair loss. If anything it may make your hair look thicker. ...Read more

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If you start taking levothyroxine for hypothyroidism, does your hair fall out or thin?

Yes: It is an observation in clinical practice. It is possible that women expect better hair after starting on the medication or they actuallt experience more hair loss. It is not a typical finding written on the textbook but i hear a lot of women complain about it after T4 is started. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more