Hair Loss: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

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Men are most commonly affected by this type of hair loss, but women can get it too, usually after menopause.

Androgenic Alopecia

This is when hair loss may come and go. It occurs mainly in young people (teenagers and young adults) and is thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system.

Telogen Effluvium

This is hair thinning, rather than hair loss. It is caused by stress or by an adverse reaction to medication. It usually corrects itself.

Scarring Alopecia

This is when scarring of the scalp destroys the hair follicles. Without follicles, hair cannot grow. This can occur as a result of various medical conditions, for instance, shingles.

Hair loss can also be caused by chemotherapy.

Treatments for Hair Loss

Your treatment will depend on the type of alopecia you have. If you have androgenic alopecia, you may be given a hormone blocking medication called finasteride.

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For hair especially for women many of the times the cause is from thyroid. Doctors usually do blood test for t3 and t4 and say it's normal and says thank you bye. Is that solution, of course not. I know a certain doctor who has been very helpful in this matter because I also experience hair loss which what I have is called androgenetic alopecia. He told me if doctor says thyroid is normal and still experience hair loss means the thyroid hormone is low and sensitive. When the hormone is low and sensitive blood test doesn't show it but the problem is still there. He recommended something called progesterone cream. I just started mine and I'm waiting to see results. His name is Dr. Lee at and

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October 11, 2011 - 11:18am
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