<p><strong>What Is Hair Loss?</strong></p>
<p>Hair loss of any sort is called alopecia—be it normal male-pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia, or AGA) that commonly occurs as men age, or abnormal hair loss associated with certain diseases, hormonal disturbances, or treatments such as chemotherapy. There are two general types of alopecia: scarring and non-scarring. In scarring alopecia, the hair follicles that support the hair shaft are destroyed by an underlying condition, so that hair loss is irreversible. In non-scarring alopecia (which includes AGA and alopecia areata), the follicles are preserved, so that regrowth of lost hair remains a possibility. Alopecia has many causes, all of which may affect both sexes.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets Hair Loss? </strong></p>
<p>Nearly two-thirds of men develop some form of balding, and at least two-thirds of women have some form of hair t...
Can DHE cause hair loss and shrieking sounds? My daughter received DHE IV treatment for three days. She left the hospital very weak. Over the next few weeks, her hair began to thin and she began making an uncontrollable shrieking noise. It has now been one year since the treatment. She has very slowly regained some of her strength and her hair has grown back but the shrieking noise remains. She is currently 15 years old and is still suffering with headaches. I do not believe that her headaches were ever migraines. No medication or treatment has ever given her any relief. Could DHE have caused her strange symptoms? Patsy.
Although remotely possible, neither hair loss nor the noise you describe are likely to have been caused by DHE. The weakness you mention could have been a result of DHE or the Migraine or headache that was being treated, but in either case should not have persisted this long. The shrieking noise coul...
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