Baldness and Hair Loss
- Q What is alopecia areata?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyAlopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder, can cause hair loss. In autoimmune disease, the body’s immune system, which normally protects us against germs, goes haywire and starts attacking the body itself. In this case, the hair follicles... Full Answer
- Q How do I determine what amount of hair loss is excessive?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe thought of going bald is as unpleasant as boiled Brussels sprouts for anyone at any age. The good news is that most of the hair you lose is normal. In fact, you may be surprised to know that it’s normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day, even more... Full Answer
- Q Can hair loss signal a more serious medical condition?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineYES!! Are your previously thick and luxurious tresses thinning as quickly as the rain forests in South and Central America? It might be hereditary balding. But hair loss can also be related to serious health conditions. In fact, hair loss can sometimes... Full Answer
- Q What causes bald patches on the scalp?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineThere are many reasons for hair loss. One of the most common causes is alopecia areata, in which hair disappears in circles on the scalp.In some cases, hair loss is scattered. In other cases, it can cause total baldness. As hair begins to regrow, new... Full Answer