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Hair Loss Medical Symptoms

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Which hair loss symptoms show abnormal hair loss? What medical illness or conditions result in hair loss? Nu Hair Dallas hair loss specialist offers general information on medical conditions that may result in hair loss. Hair loss symptoms of abnormal hair falling rate need immediate health care attention, due to illness or other causes described in the following pages, such as
  • Hair falling out in shower
  • Male-pattern baldness - cause of combination of genetics and male hormones
  • Female-pattern baldness - cause of combination of genetics and male hormones
  • Alopecia areata condition - autoimmune
  • Telogen effluvium - thinning of hair  
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Medical illness stress
  • Thyroid hair loss - Hypothyroidism
  • Cancer treatments
  • Medication that causes hair loss - chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS, hypothyroidism
  • Postpartum hair loss

You should see your health care provider when losing hair in large amounts after brushing, hair falling in clumps after a bath, or on the bedding. Hair can be pulled out by the roots very easily. Hair shafts become thin and break off as they exit the scalp.

Alopecia hair loss symptoms 

In many cases of Alopecia areata hair loss usually falls out, resulting in smooth, round patches about the size of a coin or more significant. Cause of the illness is when the immune system attacks a person's hair follicles.  It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss or complete body hair loss. The extreme case is alopecia universals disease where complete loss of all hair on the body.

When should you seek help for your hair loss?  

Hair Loss Symptoms - Hair replacement for men's hair lossA sign of underlying medical disorder is a large quantity of hair loss. Hair loss symptom is a signal to seek medical attention for diagnosis of hair loss cause. Seek health care provider when the hair falls out, it's all over the place such as covering the pillows and seen in clumps on the bath counter.
Excessive hair loss could also result from various medical illnesses and drug treatments, alopecia areata, crash dieting, damaging hair care practice, hormonal changes caused by menopause or thyroid abnormalities, fungal infection, severe disease such as lupus, and acute emotional stress. Also, anxiety habits, such as hair pulling or scalp rubbing, damage hair follicles. This nervous behavior is known as trichotillomania, and it affects 2 percent of the population.

School-age children who suffer from significant hair loss with bald spots and hair breaking off should seek physician care immediately. 

How much hair loss is normal? 

Women post childbirth may see excessive hair loss symptoms. Within two to three months after delivery, you may see extreme hair loss on brushes and combs. In most cases and hair will grow back to the original state after several months. Medications, such as blood pressure drugs, Beta Blockers for depression, oral contraceptives as Estrogens, Naproxen Sodium (Nuprin) and others may cause temporary hair loss. Also, excessive intake of iron or vitamin A is toxic and can cause hair loss. Some illnesses may lead to thinning hair, including thyroid disease, overactive or underactive thyroid gland, ringworm, syphilis, and even high fever. Conditions, such as circulatory disorders and arthritis are a factor in hair loss.

Can you stop balding? 

Treatment of pattern hair loss may involve:

  • Accepting the condition
  • Medications such as minoxidil, finasteride, and dutasteride
  • Corticosteroids injections into the scalp can be used to treat alopecia areata.
  • Immunosuppressants applied to the scalp for alopecia areata
  • Hair transplant surgery
  • Laser hair growth therapy
  • Non-surgical hair replacement
  • Wig
  • Hair extension

As the above hair loss symptoms occur, a physician diagnosis is needed to evaluate the underlying disorder responsible for the hair loss. If you see sudden male hair loss, you should first check with your family doctor or internist. A dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss.  It may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the hair loss condition. For your hair restoration take the first step right NOW! Contact us for your hair loss consultation "no pressure" no obligation.

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