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Zoloft And Hair Loss In Women
Who prepared them?: "weight gaining supplements" prepared in the gym have been known to be spiked with anabolic steroids. These can make acne flare and speed hair loss. Please be careful. Otherwise, get with your physician -- acne can be treated and if you wish, it could be possible to address hair loss. ...Read more
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
Yes: Propecia (finasteride) has been clinically proven to help. In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of Finasteride daily regrew some hair. However, Propecia (finasteride) has been linked to long term erectile dysfunction. Other treatments exist such as hair transplantation. You may want to explore these options before taking any meds that may have unwanted side effects. ...Read more
Does Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hair thinning and loss. Been on it along with klonopin0.75 daily for 6+ yrs and have noticed thinning hair and loss on scalp?
What are some vitamins to take for healthy hair growth in women? Hair is very thin and signs of balding.
Agree w Dr. Baker: See dermatologist to evaluate for reason for this so that an individualized treatment plan can be developed. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormones hair loss: Finasteride is used to treat men with big prostate glands that cause problems urinating. It works by blocking the conversion testosterone, one male hormone into another, more potent one, dihydrotestosterone. It also stops male genetic hair loss it is also used for elderly women, who are losing hair. If a young woman takes the drug and gets pregnant, it would harm her male fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may: It may possibly cause it, however most patients do not suffer any problems. ...Read more
Check thyroid: Check with your healthcare provider who might look for other symptoms and signs. This may be suggestive of thyroid issues which can be caused by a multitude of things. ...Read more
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No: nipple tenderness can occur but gynecoomastia rarely. ...Read more
Doubtful: Vitamin D's main action is on the bones and blood calcium levels. It also has effects on other systems which are being studied but severe effects on the skin and hair have not been described. Even if your D level is a bit low I would check with a dermatologist to see if something else may be going on ...Read more
How common is hair loss side effect in women taking elmiron, (pentosan) and will hair loss stop if drug is discontinued?
See answer: In the clinical trials leading to FDA approval of Elmiron (pentosan) for the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis, hair loss (alopecia) was self/reported by 4% of the ~2500 patients who took Elmiron (pentosan) for between 3 and 12 months. In my experience, I would estimate noticeable hair loss by the patient to be slightly higher and nearly always reversible upon stopping the medication. ...Read more
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