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Some Blood Thinners Will Cause Hair Loss

Hair loss is a big item to those who love their tresses and strive to keep them up to date with the color they want and the silkiness for them. But when the doctors put you on certain drugs BEWARE. They don't want you to know or read the side effects of them. For instance, you may lose those tresses if you will be told to take a blood thinner or a cholesterol-lowering drug. Here is what it says in an AARP article:

Hair loss is a relatively rare side effect, but a variety of medications may cause it: beta-blockers, blood thinners, antidepressants, cholesterol-lowering drugs, certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and hormone-related drugs like thyroid meds, hormone replacement therapies or steroids.Jul 8, 2022

According to WEBMD here is what they say about it all:

Medications are designed to treat a variety of health conditions, but sometimes they can have unwanted side effects. Certain drugs can contribute to excess hair growth, changes in hair color or texture, or hair loss.

The good news is that once you stop the drug your hair will stop falling out. There are two substances that are responsible. One is called Telogen effluvium and the other Anagen effluvium.

Who gets anagen effluvium?

Anagen effluvium is most common in patients of any age, sex, or race receiving chemotherapy.

Individuals with autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata and pemphigus vulgaris can be affected.

What causes anagen effluvium?

Any insult that impairs mitosis of hair follicle keratinocytes can cause anagen effluvium. Disruption to cell division in the hair matrix makes the hair narrowed at its base and susceptible to breakage just above the zone of keratinisation. The necrotic matrix forms plugs consisting of melanin, keratin and inner root sheath which are extruded through the follicular opening. This process is known as trichomalacia.

The main causes of anagen effluvium are an infection, a drug, a toxin, radiation or an autoimmune disease.

Who gets telogen effluvium?

Acute telogen effluvium can affect people of all age groups and both sexes. Chronic telogen effluvium with no clear precipitating cause tends to present in otherwise healthy women 30–60 years of age.

What is the cause of telogen effluvium?

In a normal healthy person's scalp, about 85% of the hair follicles are actively growing hair (anagen hair) and about 15% are resting hair (telogen hair). A few hairs may also be in catagen. A hair follicle usually grows anagen hair for 4 years or so, then rests for about 4 months. A new anagen hair begins to grow under the resting telogen hair and pushes it out.

Did you also know that the Doctor will treat you for High Blood Pressure or diabetes the moment they see you and take your vitals? That is what they hold over you. Your BP goes up and down many times in a day and does not ever stay the same for a period of time. The same goes for your glucose level. Nother stays the same all day long or for days. It depends on what you eat and when you eat. Just learn to disregard what they say about you being over this or over that when that is just their way of giving you drugs. They get paid to do that now. It wasn't this way before 1980. That is when they decided to drop all the norms to a lower amount. I have noticed just recently that they first wanted you under an A1C 6 now it is a 5. How low are they going to go? Until we are the Walking Dead.

Medicare only pays for their Pharms to give out prescription drugs. Get acquainted with the FDA and the drugs they recall. Most Physicians haven't a clue as to what is in them and do still prescribe them. Check it out!


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