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Thinning hair

Thinning hair: Introduction

Thinning hair: A condition which is characterized by a decease in the amount of hair. See detailed information below for a list of 29 causes of Thinning hair, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Thinning hair:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Thinning hair. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

  • Normal infant hair loss
  • Infant rubbing his/her head against something
  • Hair thinning after recent illness
  • Habitual hair pulling
  • Overly tight plaits or braids
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Medications or substances causing Thinning hair:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Thinning hair as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Clonidine tablets
  • Catapres tablets
  • Catapres-TTS-1 tablets
  • Catapres-TTS-2 tablets
  • Catapres-TTS-3 tablets
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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Thinning hair

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Misdiagnosis and Thinning hair

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other less more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which is mostly harmless. see more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the early years, and Parkinsons-like more »

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 diagnoses of more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/ more »

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Detailed list of causes of Thinning hair

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How Common are these Causes of Thinning hair?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Thinning hair. Of the 29 causes of Thinning hair that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 25 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Thinning hair:

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Classifications of Thinning hair:

Subtypes of Thinning hair:

Thin hair (44 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Thinning hair:

Hair loss (563 causes), Hair symptoms (838 causes), Baldness (517 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes)

Symptoms related to Thinning hair:

Baldness (517 causes), Hair loss (563 causes), Pubic hair loss (13 causes), Patchy hair loss (17 causes), Anorexia nervosa, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Chemotherapy, Zinc deficiency, Tinea capitis, Alopecia areata, Trauma to Hair Shaft, Telogen effluvium

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