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Doctor insights on: Women's Hair Loss Causes

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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 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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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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What causes hair loss during pregnancy?

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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Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Normal TSH LEVELS: The normal range for TSH is generally stated as 0.5 to 5.0. However, many endocrinologists consider anything outside the range of 0.5 to 3.0 especially if there are clinical symptoms as abnormal. I would follow JP with an endocrinologist. The hair loss is reversible with treatment. ...Read more

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What causes alopecia in women?

What causes alopecia in women?

Many causes.: Can be autoimmune, hormonal or nutritional. Need to see a dermatologists. ...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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Does masturbation causes hair loss or alopecia in men ? What is dht ? M facing a problem of hair loss and thinning . Is this all due to masturbation , stress or what ?

Does masturbation causes hair loss or alopecia in men ? What is dht ? M facing a problem of hair loss and thinning . Is this all due to masturbation , stress or what ?

It just doesn't: One of the cults is frightening teenage men with phony scientific-sounding talk suggesting that if do what comes naturally, they'll go bald. This is just a lie. You should ignore these people. Male pattern baldness is genetically programmed and closely linked to how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with -- just look around. I'm sorry that someone troubled you over this foolish stuff. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause me to lose my hair? Is menopause responsible for my recent hair loss? .

Can menopause cause me to lose my hair? Is menopause responsible for my recent hair loss?

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NO: T though i see mostly women in my practice, I have not seen that menopausal condition can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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What is main reason women lose hair? Female hormones, genes, stress

What is main reason women lose hair? Female hormones, genes, stress

Yes to all and more: They all can be significant factors; individuals may have more of one than the other. Nutritional deficiencies-usually iron or protein can be a factor. Thyroid hormone issues can as well. Other disorders have hair loss as part of the picture, e.g. Lupus. Meds can do it as well. ...Read more

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Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?

Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?

Yes/NO: there is no link between OCD and hair loss. HOWEVER it is well established that hair loss is associated in some cases with increased stress level and OCD elevates baseline anxiety and stress. so indirectly untreated symptomatic OCD may be associated with increased baseline anxiety and hair loss ...Read more

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Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Usually not: The form of testosterone, known as dihydrotestosterone, that causes male pattern baldness is also reponsible for causing hair growth in other areas, like the beard area. Sounds like a paradox. ...Read more

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Excess hair growth in women can be drug related? Facial hair for example?

Excess hair growth in women can be drug related? Facial hair for example?

Depends on the drug?: Hirsutism is a term used to describe increased hair growth in women where hair doesn't usually grow like the jaw/back/abdomen. This can be associated with drugs, most commonly drugs with androgen activity like steroids, danazol, progestens, methyldopa, etc. Can be a sign of an underlying hormone disorder associated with disease like obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovary, or a hormone releasing tumor. ...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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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more

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What causes facial hair to grow in women?

What causes facial hair to grow in women?

Androgens: Facial hair in women means they are producing more male hormones and it is direct result of that.Over production of testosterone or adrenal hormones it is called hisutism most common causes are 1polysystic ovarian syndrome 2adrenal tumors. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


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