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    Trichotillomania

    Trichotillomania is a compulsive disorder that results in sufferers pulling out hair from all parts of their body. Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Alopecia

    Baldness or loss of patches of hair amongst women. Read more →

  • Secondary Syphilis sores

    Syphilis

    A potentially fatal bacterial infection that is typically passed through sexual contact. In its first stage syphilis is characterised by small sores called chancres (pronounced shankers) that appear wherever the infection was transmitted, typically on… Read more →

    Hi, I'm 19 yr old female and when I just turned 15 I was diagnosed with a Underactive Thyroid. Before I was diagnosed I noticed that I tired all day and hair loss. My hair would fall out in clumps when I brush my hair and wash it. Went to my GP and the perscribed me with Levothyroxine tablets with a dosage of 25 micrograms. As the years gone on I've seen a huge increase of hair loss and no growth of the hairs. I've tried hair pieces, wigs and massaging my head everyday to help the hair growth but nothing has worked yet. I have made many apppointments with my GP to see if I can get an increase on my medication but I've been told that 25 micrograms is the right amount for me. I've had have a appointment with a Dermatologist but I had no help to find out why my hair is not growing. 4 years of continuing hair loss has took its toll on me, I would like to find some way of making my hair grow, please can you help me??





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    Have a listen to Dr Pixie's video... change your Dermatologist, they are like all trades some better than other.. I went 7 years to one and by being told by gossip conversations was told of another, whom I went to see and was far more knowledgeable in what my condition was and actually gave a name to it.. so yes they a trade like any other, some good some not so good....

    I kno your pain im 25 and going threw the same thing since I was about 19 or 20 its getting worse I have type two diabetes and I had toenail fungus I got rid of the nail fungus and I have u.controlled blood sugars and im trying to control that its very hhard...i have both sides of my head almost bald and on top some is missing bald spot in the lower back left of my head it hasnt grown back since those yrs and is getting worse doctor says its alopecia areata I dnt know though wat it is im thinking of a mohawk im a women so I hope I look ok with shaved sides and short mohawk sort of hairstyle I jus want to feel pretty again I hope you find what works for you :)

    I am a 19 year old male my symptoms for nearly the past year is that i have hair loss and hair thinning but it is accompanied by a daily itch on my scalp especially on the top of my scalp and sometime it intensifies so much causes me to feel very depressed and whenever i try to relive the itch it pains. Also when my scalp is itching my scalp appears red ton the whole top of my scalp. i have been to my doctor, a dermotologist and a qualified tricologist at the institute of tricology and they all say different things to me. my dermotologist say's i have folliculitus and androgennic Alopecia but the ticologist say's that i do NOT have male pattern baldness as i am also have thinning and hair loss on the sides of my scalp and on the back but says that i have telegon effluviam. This is all well an said but they don't seem to deal with the scalp pain and tenderness that i am going through. On another note whenever there an itch there is hair loss as well, i also seem to be losing hair from my eye brows and eye lashes and my eyes seem to always itch and sting whenever i try touch them after i have touched my hair. I have also been told that my hair seems to look very crimpled as well whereby it looks unhealthy and that some hair are easily broken if thats any help. on another note when looking at my hair strands as one does when being worried about hair loss my hair is noticibly thinner near the root tip then the top og the hair strand is this normal?





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    I really need help! A few months after having my son I got hair loss, i read online it could be because I had a baby so ignored it, I then got very tired, dizzy, dry skin on hands which became very sore so I went doctors, I had a blood test and everything checked, it came back low vitamin D and I was put on meds for 2 months, the hair loss never stopped, a year later I started getting the symptoms again and went for another blood test, I was then told my blood test for a year ago ALSO showed low iron which they forgot to tell me and I was put on the wrong meds, I had another blood test which came back normal so the doctor didn't want to see me again, I still have hair loss, 2 bald patches, on off dizzyness headaches tiredness and sore spotty scalp, I won't go back to my doctors due to there awful care what can I do? I'm only 21 and this is destroying me





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    Have you ever thought that you may be aneamic? It sounds very much like what i was when i was aneamic. I also had hair loss from that and dizzynes tiredness and headaches. Try changing you diet or/and eat more greens :)

    Have you ever thought that you may be aneamic? It sounds very much like what i was when i was aneamic. I also had hair loss from that and dizzynes tiredness and headaches. Try changing you diet or/and eat more greens :)

    Hi, I am 21 and I have had a lot of hair loss of my head for a while and I have noticed my hair is a lot thinner than before and I think I can noticed my hair line thinning as well so am really worrying as do not want to go bold. I also have hair all over my body since puberty. Its not very long and thick, its short, fine hair but still noticeable and its everywhere. I haven't removed any body hair besides legs, arms and pubic areas as do not want it to get worse. I am currently having laser hair removal on my legs but not sure if it’ll work on others areas such as my stomach as is finer hair and I am Indian. Is there anything I can do? Should I consult with doctor and is there anything that can be done? Thank you





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    Hi Kiran. Typically men who have high levels of the hormone testosterone generally have quite a bit of body hair. Strangely enough, the same chemical responsible for hair growth on the body can also cause hair to thin on the top of the head. The reason for this is because (for reasons still unknown to science) the hairs on the top of the head are sensitive to a chemical called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which is a form of testosterone. What happens next is that the hairs on the top of the head tend to go into the 'sleep' stage of their development, which means that the hair follicle will only produce thin, short, pale hairs. There are many treatments for this kind of hair thinning such as Rogaine, Procepia and Growthex. For example, Growthex works by putting the hair back in to the 'growth' phase so the hair follicle start producing thicker longer hairs.

    it doesnt matter how fine the hair is, laser hair removal damages the hair follicle and prevents any more hair growing. if you go to your doctor they can discuss options with you. but i also think you should consult the doctor about the hair loss as this could be caused by a few things such as hormonal problems, so best get it checked out!

    hi i started to loose hair at the age of 16- 17 then after few years the amount of hair loss increased.so i shaved my head but very few hair grew back at the front and upper part of the head the back side was ok. can you please give me an advise on how to solve this problemm,thank you.





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    I'm a 37 year old female who has been experiencing hair loss/thinning for some time. I have gone to my GP on several occasions, who took bloods which came back fine and my GP seemed unwilling to help further. On the last occasion I requested I be referred on to somewhere that can help. I was referred to Dermatology who again took some bloods which again came back fine - again Consultant seemed uninterested. I started a six months course of Nourkin Extra Strength (costly) for which I noticed a massive improvement. I followed instructions after six months and went onto Nourkin Maintain - again hair loss started. I then started once again on Nourkin Extra Strength but my hair is still falling out. My self-confidence has deteriorated massively and now I only go out the house to go to work - but how long will this last? My GP and Doctor at the hospital don't seem interested can you please offer advice and guidance before I am at an all time low. I look foward to hearing from you





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    I'm also a 37 year old female in exactly the same position as you, in fact it could have been me that wrote your comments (seen doc several times, dermatologist, trichologist and nourkin). My hair has gone very thin and now have noticeable bald patches on my temples and the hair I have is all different lengths so looks a complete mess. I am at an all time low and only go out to go to work, take my child to school and get grocery shopping. My life has come to a complete stand still and my son doesn't understand why I don't go out and go on holidays anymore etc. My hair has been falling out since about the time I had my son, 6 years ago and if it keeps falling out I will soon be completely bald. I did have low iron (ferratin)which was 12 but is now approx 90 so can't be that anymore. I am interested to hear if your situation got better and how. If anyone can help me please do!

    Hi Jackie, I sympathise with you I really do its the worst thing that could happen to a female. My hair loss gets better then worsens and this has been the cycle for a few years now. However, this does seem to coincide with my iron levels dropping quickly. If I didn't demand that my iron levels were checked I honestly don't think my GP would do this. I requested that i be put on a maintance dose of iron so I didn't have to go through agony of the anxiety of hair loss every few months but GP weren't keen to do this and not to my surprise after a year of my hair being normal it started to fall out again and has been since mid January. I have been started on iron tablets once again so fingers crossed they work soon. I also take Florisene which I have in the past found helpful. The book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne I found helpful.

    Hi I have had weight loss surgery and lost 9 stone 9lb's, however since losing the weight, I now have excess skin on my stomach and due to weight loss on my breasts they are very saggy and to add insult to injury have inverted nipples which seem to have got worse since the weight loss, I am unsure whether or not to apply to my GP as I don't know if the NHS would allow this.





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    Hi my name is Josslyn, I wanted to ask about my various conditions I have alopecia areata had it for 6 months I ve lost about 70% and still coming out I also have excess hair on my face and body, IBS, frequent kidney infections as well, I ve had all the blood test done seen two dermatologists they will not give me treatment for my hair loss as it is growing back very slowly, My hair is coming out in clumps all the time and i can't help but feel there is a connection with my other conditions but I can't get my doctor to look into why or try and help me figure out why I have all these problems at 26





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    I am 49 afro caribbean and am in the throws of premenopause and suffering. There are 2 symptoms that concern me is hair loss and acne. I have lose a handful of hair with every shampoo to the point I have to wear a wig. I am so unhappy and couple with the acne means that I don't socialize at all. Can help with any suggestions? Please please...:'(





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    I had this same problem of hair loss i started taking iron and after a month i only have slight hair loss and i also feel better in myself.

    Hi i was diagnosed with folliculitis around 2 years ago. I am on eurythmycin tablets all the time to help prevent it. I keep getting really bad flare ups. I have got scars from previous flare ups however my hair seems to fall out of the troublesome areas it is really getting me down. Nothing seems to be helping what can i do to prevent hair loss and to help hair grow back in the areas it has been falling out and to prevent the flare ups. Please help





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    I am suffering from a red itchy scalp and hair loss mainly from the top of my head. I had hair loss about 3 years ago and put it down to stress and hair colorants. I coloured my grey hair 2 weeks ago with a herbal product and it was fine up until now. Can it take this long to react to the hair colourant or is it something else? Thanks.





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    I'm 15, and I've been suffering from hairloss for over a year now, I don't use any styling products or use straighteners (any heat), or anything else that could possibly damage my hair or be the cause of my hair loss, so why am I so unlucky? I'm starting to loss more and more of my hair everytime I wash my hair, even when I touch my hair thick clumps of it come out! What could I do? Is there a solution to this?





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    Hi, i have all the symptoms of demodex hair mites causing me to have severe hair loss,extremely itchy scalp, acne in my chest, upper arms,back, neck and shoulders, swolen nose, swolen forehead. In Ireland the doctor's don't seem to know anything about it, just telling me to take vitimans, I have tried taking vitimans but clearly isn't working, i am very depressed as nobody can seem to help me on this condition, can anyone please help ? Maybe Dr Christian Jessen ??? P.S i had 2 hair transplants to try to solve my hair loss issue and my surgeon recommeded me to use 5% Minoxidil to help prevent further hair loss, i used minoxidil for 3 months and it made my hair worse, now i have patchy hair loss, looks awful so i covers my head all the time for the past couple of years to hide the embarrasment of the way it looks. When i used minoxidil i thought it would help but infact i was just feeding the hair mites in a result of eating my hair folliciles : ( I would really appreciate if someone could please help me, i need a professional opponion on what i can do to cure this.





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    Demodex can only be eliminated by tea tree oil. You need to shampoo and bathe your whole body with dilute tea tree oil shampoo and 30 drops in your bath water everyday for two weeks. You need to throw away all makeup an hair brushes and sterilize you bedding.

    Hi mini mouse, Effectiveness of treatments depend on why it is hair loss has occurred. For instance, if it's genetic in the case with angrogenic alopecia (male patterned hair loss) then treatment options have there limitations. The best treatment in each individual case can't really be determined without examination of the hair loss by a proffessional. Perhaps your boyfreind should go to the doctor if it does get him down.





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    Hi, I am 55 and 100% grey, mine is actually genetic, from my mums side of the family, I started getting grey hairs when I was 15, and it just got more and more, I started dying my hair at the age of 16, and haven't stopped. I am getting sick of it now, also using the dye for so many years has caused alot of hair loss, at my age I am still having this hair loss problem, my hair is very thin and fine, just some advice - should I grow it all out and just keep it grey? or should I continue to dye my hair? problem is I am dark skinned, so I guess I would look odd with white hair at this age? I would look more like a 60-70 year old. I am of very small built, short and skinny. not sure what I should do.the thing is if I keep on dying my hair I run the risk of losing more and more hair, if I stop now hopfully the hair loss will stop. would appreciate any advice, and thoughts about this, and also if there are anyone else out there with the same problem as me and the same age.





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    (This is for my sister) She is 37yrs of age and suffering from hair loss with very think hair quality. She don't have hair loss in center of head and from from sides. Patches are easily visible at times. Please suggest us. Shall we use Minoxidil for her? Thank you





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    HELLO SIR, I am going Through a very serious problem of hair loss.I am 21 year old & my height is 5"6 & my weight is 53 kg.I am very worried a bout my hair loss & i go to the doctor he advice me to use MINOXIN 5% PLUS SOLUTION.I am using it from since 1month complete but it has done no effect on my scalp & my hair are lossing day by day & There is no sign of hair growth on my scalp.Please tell me seriously will the hair grow or not by using this product continuesly or other wise tell me if any other product you have which will 100% regrow the hair & stop hair loss.If u have any product which u garrenty that will solve my problem then tel me that product name by your answer in email.Please tell me seriously i have all ready waste many of my money on the many products i have used earlier & they had done no effect..i am waiting for your reply please reply me as soon as possible .....on my EMAIL address....





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    Hi me again, Felt like i missed out a few other valid points, and as I have been doing my own research into hair loss I may aswell share it as much as I can. Alopecia is such a broad term for hair loss, when hair loss can have so many different causes. I personally feel some explanations for hair loss may well be staring us in the face. Here are a few other things I came across. Traction alopecia, caused by tight hair styles or habitual pulling(trichotillamania). Over styling hair with excess heat. nutritional defficiencies,crash diets, hormonal imbalances, skin problems, stress, chemical hair treatments. and in some cases autoimmune, and genetic factors as already mentioned on the site. The list could probably go on, but my point is the term Alopcia needn't be one which suggests that you will lose your hair and never see it again which is why adressing it sooner rather than later is important. Looking at your life style, diet, stress factors etc is a good place to start. I believe the body needs to maintain a good balance, which it does itself if you look after your diet and other life style factors. Another thing, although some hair treatments may prove effective it's known they do not get to the underlying cause of the problem. try to persist in finding the cause aswell, the hair loss may be symptomatic. Meanwhile find comfort in the fact that hair loss to various degrees and different reasons affects so many people. I hope this is of some use.





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    http://www.malehairlosstreatmentz.com/ in this blog we have included information about male hair loss, male hair loss treatments, natural and home remedies, male pattern baldness treatments, male hair loss products reviews, scams and other information





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    I've spent lots of time and money over the years on lotions and potions for my hair loss and have even been to a specialist (refered to by my doctor) who just identified that I have a very healthy scalp and could see no reason why I suffer from this problem. I'm now 42 and resigned to the fact that nothing can be done, however no-one has ever told me if the dent in the side of my head could be the cause, I have no knowledge of how this trauma occurred but could this be causing the hair loss? The dent on my head is about 4inchs long and the hair loss/breakage is localised around this area. I know there is'nt much you can do to help but I'm still searching for answers.





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    About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with diffuse hair loss. It seems to affect me once a year where I go for a period of about 2-3 months of hair loss which then stops. This year it has not stopped and is now really scaring me. I have long hair which I seem to be leaving everywhere I go including work where my boss is now commenting which is mortifying... I have UC and had a gastric band fitted in January. I'm constantly tired and itchy all over my body. I also struggle with facial hair. This is really getting me down. Please help....





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    Sharon, if you are taking ANY pills or anti-depressants - check the side effects for hair loss! I was taking them for 2 years and lost some of my hair after 1 yr without realising the cause! My doctor did not tell me it could cause hair loss and then DENIED this was the problem - even though it was listed as a side effect. Most of my hair has now grown back after coming off the pills for 2 yrs. I'm now going to get a hair transplant to look normal again! - That's why I'm on here to see if anyone recommends a good FUE surgeon - so Channel 4 if you are reading this - please help!!

    I didnt find it that useful, because Im 17 and have a receding hairline and when it started I went to the doctors and had blood tests etc. but nothing showed, so I went on the internet and now know everything there is about hair loss treatments. All these treatments like rogaine and propecia are only good during continued use as hair may just fall out again if they are stopped being used for as little as 3 weeks. Depressing eh? However it doesnt give a massive improvement but promotes follicle growth and that is taking zync tablets once a day or once a week, and it thickens the existing hair and increases hair growth although I'm unsure on what effect it has on regrowing lost hair. Personally I am in the mindset that hair is only a bunch of dead cells and baldness is just the same as getting wrinkles or getting a bit of a beer gut. Some have it, some dont and when i lose my hair totally im just going to shave my head. You can look just as awesome with no hair as you can with a full head of hair. Just look at Vin Diesel. Remember, worrying about losing your hair can cause hair loss.





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    I have scarring alopecia (cicatricial alopecia). This condition is never mentioned when alopecia comes up on TV programmes. My hair loss is permanent and I have had little information to help either disguise it (Get a wig? No thanks!)or reduce its psychological impact. I was mis diagnosed at first and was more annoyed at that than losing my hair. Luckily my hair loss is on the crown and I can just about cover it up at the moment. Perhaps we should all just dare to be bare in a show of unity. There are alot of us about! BTW my consultant said he doesn't believe it to be an autoimmune disorder as no white blood cells are present in the skin/hair folicle





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    i have scarring alopecia too and i have had it about 15 year now but it is getting worse.as a women my hair is very important, i understand it will never grow back but i just would like to no what causes it to fall out so could do something about it. i feel there is no reserch going in to it and i am getting fustrated.

    Hi It's reasurring to read about other young females suffering hair loss. I'm 24 and over the past yr or two I started to notice a very small bald patch right at the front of my centre parting, the hair around it is continuing to get thinner. I have been to the doctor loads of times with it as it is making me feel like a nervous wreck. However not one doctor has offered any useful advice or support! After doing lots of research on the internet I concluded that it seems a large factor for hair loss in females is related to diet/nutritional factors. To be specific the most common cause for hair loss is due to low iron stores in the body. The modern diet does not allow for sufficient intake of iron. So anyone suffering hair loss should probably get heamoglobin levels and serum ferratin levels checked and maybe just try to up your daily iron intake with the obvious foods. One more point worth mentioning is that I have also read quite a bit up on how tooth infections can also cause hair loss, so maybe a trip to the dentist may be worth while just to rule it out at least. I'm still trying to find out what is causing my minor hair loss :( My heart goes out to you all who are suffering the same problem, I understand how distressing it is, that even though it's not life threatening, you still feel you are losing a huge part of your femininity. And anyone who also feels fobbed off by doctors, don't! insist they at least refer you, if they themselves cannot give any satisfactory explanation. They are paid GOOD MONEY to help us, not fob us off!





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    Hi Tatiana, I totally understand how you must feel, coz i have been through premature grey hair thing just like you. I was around 14 or 15 when my hair started going grey, its a genetic thing. Those days we didn't have the internet or so much or research and technology, so the only thing i was able to do was dye my hair - I am now 55 and have been dying my hair ever since I was about 16. If you do not want to dye your hair, its probably not a good idea coz it does coz damage and hair loss, I used to have beautiful think hair as well, until i started dying it, well it wasn't until I had kids which was around the age of 26, and about a couple of years after that probably in my 30's that I started to notice the hair loss, so it does take a while for this to happen. but what I was going to suggest to you is, there might be other solutions available now, to stop the greying process if its a genetic problem. Their are alot of hair specialist out there that might be able to help you. My kids are also getting the grey hairs, daughter is around 28 and son around 23. it doesn't bother them at all, and they don't dye their hair either. Actually its not that noticeable unless you have half a head full of grey hairs, and that can take upto another 30 years. So don't worry sweetie, its not so bad. but for your peace of mind, get in contact with some hair specialists.

    Hi im 31 years old and have suffered with receding hair loss since i was sixteen years old. My dad and my grandad suffered with hair loss and so it seemed only natural it would happen to me at some point. I have been bouncing the idea around whether to try Regaine, does anyone have any success stories with the use of this product?





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    Just before I turned 17 there was a very sudden, apparantly inexplicable change in the condition of my scalp. In no longer than about a week my scalp became very greasy and coated in a whitish/yellowish substance which was very sticky. I soon started to notice that I was also suffering hair loss far beyond what was normal for me personally. Since then a doctor recommended treatment for the grease and dandruff believeing it to be Seborrheic Dermatitis, but nothing has stopped the loss of hair from my scalp. Fortunately my hair was extremely thick, however now it is noticeably thinner and much more fragile. I'm unable to comb through my hair without experiencing severe loss, let alone even attempt to style it like I used to or even at all. It's terribly distressing and nothing is helping. All I seem to be able to do is watch it continue to fall and thin. I have recently turned 18 and the problem persists to very much the same degree. Is there anything that can help me to overcome this horrible change which so suddenly and without explanation?





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    hi i am 25 years old and suffering i have hair loss boob loss acne and my private parts have changed what can i do





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    Folowing today's (13.05.09) EB programme about a female who is suffering from a form of Alopecia, I would like to know the name of the product beginning with the letter 'M' that Dr Christian recommended to the young lady who suffers from hair-loss. The product comes in a spray bottle and is sprayed directly on the bald area....... For many years now I have experienced hair loss problems however it is only the very back and the front; both left & right sides of the hairline that are affected. I understand that there is no cure for this type of hair loss. I have consulted my GP who advised there is nothing whatsoever that they can do to help. Have considered purchasing Herbal Rememdy/Medicine from a Chinese Specialiast Health Store in attempt to rectify the defect. I am very concious about the hairlessness. The bald ness is very restricting; can only wear my hair in a limited number of styles in order for me to cover-up or disguise the bald patches. PLEASE HELP !!





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