Symptom: Hair loss


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Hair loss: Loss or thinning of head or body hair
Introduction: Some amount of hair loss is normal every day. However, excessive hair loss or unusual hair thinning can be a symptom of a disease, and needs prompt professional medical diagnosis.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Hair loss:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Hair loss (51 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Hair loss (5 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Hair loss (26 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Hair loss (1 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Hair loss: baldness (26)
    Symptoms related to Hair loss: graying (4), hairiness (9), hair symptoms (38)
    Hair loss type of: Hair symptoms (38), Baldness (26)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Hair loss: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hair loss as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Hair loss: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hair loss as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Hair loss: The following list of conditions have 'Hair loss' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Addison's Disease ... underarm hair loss
  • Aging ... Balding
  • Alopecia ... balding, temporary hair loss, hair loss, patchy hair loss
  • Alopecia Areata ... balding, hair loss
  • Anorexia Nervosa ... balding scalp, thinning hair, hair loss
  • Autoimmune thyroid diseases ... thinning hair

    B

  • Biotin deficiency ... hair loss

    C

  • Cirrhosis of the liver ... baldness
  • Cushing's syndrome ... loss of scalp hair, balding

    D

  • Discoid lupus erythematosus ... hair loss

    F

  • Feminisation ... loss of facial hair, loss of body hair

    G

  • Graves Disease ... thinning hair

    H

  • Hyperthyroidism ... thinning hair

    I

  • Incontinentia Pigmenti ... hair loss

    K

  • Klinefelter syndrome ... sparse facial hair, sparse body hair

    L

  • Lupus ... hair loss, patchy hair loss

    M

  • Menopause ... thinning hair, Hair loss
  • Myxedema ... thinning hair, bald patches

    P

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome ... thinning hair, Male-pattern baldness
  • Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 1 ... hair loss
  • Progeria ... balding

    R

  • Radiation sickness ... hair loss

    S

  • Syphilis ... patchy hair loss

    T

  • Thyroid disorders ... thinning hair
  • Trichotillomania ... hair loss

    V

  • Vitamin A overdose ... hair loss
    Conditions listing complications: Hair loss: The following list of conditions have 'Hair loss' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Alopecia ... temporary hair loss


    Last revised: Nov 26, 2003

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