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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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Is my hair loss hereditary or could it be because of some other reason?

Is my hair loss hereditary or could it be because of some other reason?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Naturally feeling angry nowadays. Could anger be the reason for thinner hair or hair loss?

Naturally feeling angry nowadays. Could anger be the reason for thinner hair or hair loss?

Angry and hair loss: These could only be related if you had a very stressful incident that got you angry and you noticed hair loss about 3 months later. This is called telogen effluvium. I would see and endocrinologist to be sure you have no hormonal problem. ...Read more

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Can stress be a reason for hair loss in I youth ?

Yes: Yes, a condition known as telogen effluvium can be precipitated by stress. Typically this occurs anywhere from 3-6 months after a stressful situation, and can persist even longer than that after the situation is better. This should cause hair thinning all over (not in just patches) and should no cause any scarring. ...Read more

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I am 27 yr male .I have hair loss with thin hairs and mild pain in roots of hairs with touching them.What is the reason .Please help.?

I am 27 yr male .I have hair loss with thin hairs and mild pain in roots of hairs with touching them.What is the reason .Please help.?

Trichodynia: Pain in the scalp associated with the nerve endings in the hair follicle and with hair loss. Many medical causes of hair loss including stress, medications, hormones, genetics, and infections. Visit your primary doctor for evalutation and treatment a summary of this condition is located here http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trichodynia. ...Read more

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My sister is having extreme hair loss recently. She has been fasting for few weeks. What could be the reason and what should be done to prevent this?

My sister is having extreme hair loss recently. She has been fasting for few weeks. What could be the reason and what should be done to prevent this?

Malnutrition: The answer is obvious. Don't you think? No protein means no hair growth. Malnutrition means danger of death. Not just hair loss. If she is losing hair she is also in danger of organ failure and death if she does not get some nutrition soon. ...Read more

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Is hypogonadism curable?Is hypogonadism a reason for hair loss?

Is hypogonadism curable?Is hypogonadism a reason for hair loss?

Depends: Hypogonadism can be treated, no matter what the cause. Whether it can be "cured" depends on the cause. Most causes of hypogonadism due to problems of the testicle cannot be cured. Hypogonadism usually leads to preservation of scalp hair, not hair loss. ...Read more

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A friend told me that eating a lot of proteins is a reason for hair loss.Is That right?

A friend told me that eating a lot of proteins is a reason for hair loss.Is That right?

Of course not: Life's difficult enough without people criticizing each other's food choices without any basis in reality. This kind of thing comes from phony internet sites that pretend to offer health secrets and pose as your friends in order to make money. Just ignore it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get relife form exccessive production of DHT that is the main cause of hair loss, if it is not genetice reason?

Derm Exam Needed: Ankusdhima22- dht is not the problem if it is not genetically based hair loss- an examination by a dermatologist is needed in order to find the reason for the hair loss. ...Read more

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What are the factors that causing hair loss beside thd DHT ? Are there specific analysis to be taken to know the reason behind hair loss? Thanks

Lots of factors: Hair loss is a complex and multifaceted condition. Many factors can cause hair loss as can many disease. You should see a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more