Anorexia causes hair loss

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We sometimes force our hair to speed up their life cycle. This causes more hair loss then normal and less hair growing back due to the hair dying prematurely. So, now that we all have lost hair from the Topamax. I believe that it has killed some of our hair follicles and may never grow back. Taking vitamins and stuff will help alot so we should all continue doing that. All the vitamins that have been mentioned are excellent for hair. Don't let the stupid doctors tell you its stress etc.
Does anyone know of any connection between anorexia, the pituitary gland and levels of ACTH or cortisol?
i became obsessed with my weight when i noticed the loose skin from the weight loss..i refused to eat much and went down to a size 6..my hip bones stick out really bad to the fact i cant even sleep on them and turning in bed causes carpet like burn marks..if i eat just one slice of bread a day i feel extremely sick for the rest of the day and i get extremely bad abdominal pain often..some days i just starve myself to stay thin because my stomach bloats and its so fat and disgusting..
You do have an eating disorder. Well you have all the symptoms of one. Please seek help, because this can be very dangerous. If u are eating less than 1200 cals a day and excersising, your body will slowly shut down without energy to support it. There are support groups out there that can help you cope. Also there are healthier ways to stay thin without starving yourself. I know from previous experience.
) The only medications I am currently on are Yaz, a prenatal pill (for my hair) and biotin (for my hair). The hair loss looks as though it is being lost from the middle of my hair; all the way from the front to the back, straight down my part. I have no other hair loss on my body, just my head. There is no family history of celiac disease, although my sister has been diagnosed as being on the border of having hypothyroidism and cysts, as well. Thank you so much for your information.
I was wondering if you have had any trouble with hair loss ? Im on 200 mg a day for migrains.I'v lost 48lbs. now ,but I'm haveing major hair loss.The Dr. has blood work and says everything is normal.
I was waking in the night with migraines and now it's been three weeks with not a hint of one. I have read and understand all the side effects. The hair loss, the confussion, the tingling, the weight loss (for me this is not a good thing, I am thin to begin with) But I would rather deal with any of these side effects then deal with a minute of what of was prescribed Topamax for....MIGRAINES!!!! Horrible, Painful, Migraines, a pain so bad that it makes one want to curl up and die.
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Flu-like symptoms (including fever, chills, muscle aches, joint pain, headaches, tiredness) Upset stomach (like nausea, vomiting, taste changes, diarrhea) Skin problems (like rash, dry or itchy skin, or redness and swelling at injection site) Hair thinning or loss (temporary) Mental health problems (such as depression, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and anxiety) Anorexia or loss of appetite leading to weight loss Dehydration" http://www.pegasys.
Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Unintentional and unexplained weight loss is definitely not good. There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism.
Just an update, I still have loss of appetit, weight loss and now I am losing hair from scalp and eyebrows!! Which thyroid test should I do? and any other tests? I had checked my sugar levels in Janvuary and they were ok.
It has been long known that anorexia causes hair loss. Your 400 calories on alternate days is flirting with an anorexia-like diet and is most likely stressing your body. Rather than cut your long locks, look to have a balanced diet each and every day. Good luck.
The symptoms are anemia, rapid severe weight loss, depression, lethargy, nasal discharge and white crust around nose, patchy/crusty sores, mild hair loss, and loss of appetite. We are going to go to a different vet very soon but would like to have a little insight when we go.
Fatigue; dizziness; hair loss; motor skill impairment; lanugo (downy hair that grows all over the body after extreme fat loss, as a last ditch effort to keep warm); insomnia; sleep cycle impairment; tooth decay; tooth loss; increased susceptibility to infection; liver failure; kidney failure (extremely common, and often sets in early on during starvation), heart failure; heart attack; anal prolapse; muscle deterioration; ulcers; decreased or absent bowel function; loss of menstruation leading
I would ask for an alternative medicine. Topamax causes hair loss which I have experienced first hand. I found out that that is one of the main side effects and wish I hadn't taken it. I would look on the internet for medications that treat migraines and look at all of the side effects. I have found I have to be proactive and do my research and ask the doctor about a specific medication.
Unintentional and unexplained weight loss of this magnitude is definitely not good. There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS (unlikely as you have it since childhood), cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism.
I've had eating problems since I was 16-Anorexia then Bulimia now a mix of the various types of eating disorder which includes compulsive binge eating and excessive excercise. My looks are important to me, however at 35 I'm getting dry skin, sore eyes, pain in my chest, bloated stomach, loose skin on my body which my partner says isn't fat, grey hair, bleeding gums. My looks are going to pot! PLEASE HELP ME.
If it's not due to the hydrocortisone the only other thing i can think of would be a prolonged stress that the eczema itself caused me (on the face isnt the greatest place to have it...nowhere to hide!) The hair loss is quite distressing as I'm only 17, and if it is stress that caused it, it probably doesn't help that losing hair naturally causes stress. Would you recommend I get off the Hydrocortisone for any reason? And if so how do I stop the eczema?
Other causes of unexplained weight loss could be worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either he does not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) Alopecia areata - autoimmune disease Telogen effluvium - hair loss usually due to a change in the normal hair cycle: emotional distress such as a death in the family or a physiological stress such as a high fever, sudden or excessive weight loss, extreme diets, nutritional deficiencies, surgery, or metabolic disturbances Traction alopecia - excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pulls the hair too tightly Poor nutrition - inadequate protein or i
Other concerns that may be related are fatigue, abnormally sad, aches along my spine to my neck, hair loss, and trouble sleeping. I also seem to be sick more often than my friends and family. I've searched the internet and asked around and I have heard it can be anything from just poor circulation or stress to lupus. I don't have an appointment with my regular physician until next week and was hoping to get some insight sooner.
Alopecia I don't know but I get hair loss and eyelash loss. I don't know about vitiligo either. I have white spots on my legs but I don't know what they are.
I lost my period a few months back, I do have hair on my abdomen, more than a girl should, and Ive had minor hair loss, but I dont know if to relate this to being underweight. People who suffer from anorexia do have hair loss and Ive had hairs on my abdomen since puberty, so Im quite confused. Also the biggest issue here is Im eating normaly, and a good amount of calories, though Im sedentary, and Im still gaining weight, despite trying desperately to maintain.
Your doctor should be familiar with PCOS but if not I would see an endocrinologist for further treatment. You would probably have other symptoms such as hair loss, excessive hair growth elswhere such as arms, chin, insulin resistance (Endo will test that), acne, infertitity, excess testesterone, and weight gain. I used to get cysts alot and they were painful. My periods were also very irregular. Good luck and let us know!
Often, individuals suffer from both disorders at the same time. No one knows what causes anorexia and bulimia, but there is at least some suggestion of involvement from neuropeptides, which are chemicals that regulate metabolism and are secreted by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland.
Are you super stressed? Sick? There are a huge number of causes for a lack of appetite, and we can't tell you very much over the internet. You should probably speak to your doctor about it, as they can question you in real time about what the cause could be, and help you fix it.
Yellow skin, soft fine hair (langugo), and hirsutism (male pattern growth) are all symptoms noted with anorexia nervosa. You have an increased risk for developing PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) with an eating disorder. PCOS is the most common cause of hirsutism. Treatments for eating disorders include weekly support groups, outpatient treatment with a therapist, psychiatrist and dietitian, partial hospitalization, and inpatient or residential treatment.
i became obsessed with my weight when i noticed the loose skin from the weight loss..i refused to eat much and went down to a size 6..my hip bones stick out really bad to the fact i cant even sleep on them and turning in bed causes carpet like burn marks..if i eat just one slice of bread a day i feel extremely sick for the rest of the day and i get extremely bad abdominal pain often..some days i just starve myself to stay thin because my stomach bloats and its so fat and disgusting..
weight gain, tremors, lost of appetite, intolerance to cold, hair loss, rashes, body aches, joint pain, high heart rate. TSH showed hyper again and was referred to an endocrinologist. Primary physician did a RAI scan/uptake and he said I had thyroiditis. Was put on Tapazole and I wasn’t able to urinate while on it… I ended up with a UTI and some edema. I stopped taking the Tapozole. Saw endo and she put me on PTU. She said I had a multi-nodular goiter. I became pregnant and continued on PTU.
Common causes of hair loss include pregnancy, thyroid disorders, and anaemia (which can be caused by iron, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency). Others include autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. *** Low blood pressure can be due to low blood volume, hormonal changes, widening of blood vessels, medicine side effects, anaemia, heart & endocrine problems.
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