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Hair loss is extremely common, affecting millions of American men, women, and even some teenagers and children
The are many conditions that lead to hair loss, including:
 
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Anagen Effluvium
  • Androgenic Alopecia
  • Anemia
  • Effluvium
  • Female Pattern Hair Loss
  • Hypo or Hyperthyroidism
  • Lichen Planus/Lichen Planopilaris
  • Lupus
  • Male Pattern Hair Loss
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Scar tissue/Scarring Alopecia
  • Stress
  • Syphillis
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Traction Alopecia
  • Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania

Due to excessive playing with or pulling of the hair

Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium

Due to stress, childbirth, surgery, or a major infection. It is treatable

Anagen Effluvium
Anagen Effluvium

Chemotherapy affects the hair follicles in their growth phase. Usually reversible, treatment can help

Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania

Due to excessive playing with or pulling of the hair

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Diagnostis:

  • Blood tests may be necessary:

    • Complete Blood Count (Anemia and estimating folic acid and B12 levels)

    • Iron studies

    • Folic acid

    • Vitamin B12

    • Comprehensive Metabollic Panel (liver or kidney problems, diabetes)

    • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

    • Male hormones (Testosterone and DHEAS)

    • Female hormones (FSH, LH, estrogen, prolactin, sex hormone binding globulin, androstenedione)

    • RPR (syphillis)

    • ESR/ANA (inflammation or an autoimmune condition such as lupus)

  • Skin biopsy is occasionally necessary

  • Skin/scalp cultures can be taken

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