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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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Can stress & anxiety cause hair loss in areas all over your body? Some areas are small spots other areas are fairly large- does it also slow regrowth?

Can stress & anxiety cause hair loss in areas all over your body? Some areas are small spots other areas are fairly large- does it also slow regrowth?

Possibly: Alopecia areata or patchy hair loss has anxiety as one of the triggers. Definitely would consult a dermatologist and look at any other causes-- i.e. Hypothyroidism, other medications, other medical causes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss (quality: rising hairline, patchy spots) .

I am experiencing  hair loss (quality: rising hairline, patchy spots) .

Hair loss: Family history is important , did you parents begin t lose hare at this age? Medical causes should be ruled out hypothyroid is an easy fix if it is the cause. I would speak to your doctor and have an endocrine work up ...Read more

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My hair was very good, i took fat burner for one month then i stared to suffer from hair loss, I have uncovered spots on my head?

My hair was very good, i took fat burner for one month then i stared to suffer from hair loss, I have uncovered spots on my head?

What is a fat burner: What is a fat burner and if you started loosing hair when you started taking it.Stop taking tha fat burners and see if your hair will come back.If not consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss (quality: patchy spots) and eyelashes falling out. My question is why would I only have pubescent hair?

I am experiencing  hair loss (quality: patchy spots)  and eyelashes falling out. 

My question is why would I only have pubescent hair?

...Hormonal issues..: 19 y/o male says I am experiencing hair loss (quality: patchy spots) and eye lashes falling. My question is why I only have pubescent hair? There seems to be some issues with one's Hormonal Status. One needs a proper medical evaluation with their PCP and possibly Endocrinologist. other Specialists Like Dermatologist may also be needed to sort out these issues. And pls don't wait too long. ...Read more

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I have these spots on the back of my hands that came out of nowhere one day, is it possible I have lupos? I don't have any hair loss or other symtoms?

I have these spots on the back of my hands that came out of nowhere one day, is it possible I have lupos? I don't have any hair loss or other symtoms?

Doubt it/check it ou: Spots are not specific for lupus, but people with lupus can have different rashes and not all people with lupus have hair loss or clinical symptoms.. This does not sound like lupus. You need dermatology to clarify these spots. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss (quality: patchy spots) . I am on a healthy diet. I followed keto two months back. I have reduced weight but my hair fall?

I am experiencing  hair loss (quality: patchy spots) . I am on a healthy diet. I followed keto two months back. I have reduced weight but my hair fall?

Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. It can be in patches or the entire body. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hair loss on back of head with little red spots?

Hair loss on back of head with little red spots?

Scalp hair loss : If patchy, see a dermatologist. If generally thinned hair, get your hormone levels checked. Can also occur due to severe stress and rarely some medications. ...Read more

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What is it? I have hair loss (quality: patchy spots) . I also have small pussy blisters appearing at the bottom of my neckline

What is it? I have hair loss (quality: patchy spots) . I also have small pussy blisters appearing at the bottom of my 
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Hair loss/blisters: I strongly recommend that you first see your doctor and most likely a specialist. Your age with quite hair problems need care. Please see your doctor soon and please pass on to me what your doctors decided what was wrong and hopefully what can be controlled. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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


Dr. Emily Altman
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