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Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

No.: If you mean hair dye, no -- it will make no difference, one way or the other, in your rate of hair loss. The hair will usually grow back once your thyroid level is corrected, however. ...Read more

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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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

Yes: Alopecia, or hair loss can be a common occurrence in pregnancy. Stress is a common cause of alopecia, and your body is undergoing a type of physical stress. This can also be a sign of a low thyroid state, which can also be common in pregnancy, so you may consider having your provider check a tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free T4 ( i also check reverse t3) to make sure that your thyroid is in balance. ...Read more

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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully. Read all the instructions. Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer". Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. ...Read more

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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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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 beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Unlikely: Hair growth is, for the most part, genetically mediated. There are some circumstances in which regrowth may occur, but not usually associated with weights. There are several surgical ways of replacing hair and a good plastic surgeon may help you. ...Read more

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Does minoxidil prevent hair loss?

Does minoxidil prevent hair loss?

Sometimes: For some people ,regular use of minoxidil religiously for many years will slow or even reverse hair loss due to aging and loss of hormones ...Read more

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What causes hair loss during pregnancy?

Hormonal effects: Pregnancy hormonal effects cause both an increase and a decrease in hair growth. Scalp hair appears thicker or denser during gestation due to slowing of the normal progression of hairs from anagen (the'growing' stage)to telogen (the 'resting' stage), thereby creating a relative increase in anagen hair 1 to 5 months postpartum, however, the percentage of telogen hairs occurs and hair loss is noted. ...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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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 seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Hair loss: There are treatments for female hair loss depending on the cause of the hair loss. For female patterned hair loss, there are medications, such as minoxidil, that could be tried. See your doctor for complete evaluation and medication recommendations. ...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 a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Pregnancy and hair : during pregnancy a higher percentage of your hair moves into the growth phase. After delivering a higher percentage goes into the sheading phase. This results in postpartum hair loss called telogen effluvium. This is not unique to PCOS patients ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Bauman
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