Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

Having frequent malaria attacks. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. Having weightloss, hairloss. Due to ulcer?

I am a 25 years old female. I weigh 40kg and my height is 5 feet . I have a 2 year old son who is perfectly healthy. I live in Nigeria, so I have malaria attacks 3-4 times a year averagely. I was diagnosed with peptic ulcer 2 years ago shortly after I had my son. I took some medication ( omeprazole ) for 2 weeks. My problem is ever since I had my baby I ve lost a total of 10kg and my hair has been falling. Its been so hard for me to put on weight even after I stopped breastfeeding . Is it the ulcer? Or do you think I have an underlying condition?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  39
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Dermatologist 's  Response
hi..thanks for your query.
Before starting the treatment of hair loss, it is very important assess yourself completely and have an understanding of the actual cause of hair loss.There may be several reasons:
1)Hormonal factors:The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. In genetically susceptible people, certain sex hormones trigger a particular pattern of permanent hair loss. Most common in men, this type of hair thinning can begin as early as puberty.
2)Medical conditions:A variety of medical conditions can cause hair loss, including:
-Chronic illnesses
-Thyroid problems
-Alopecia areata
-Scalp infections
You should get a complete bloodwork done before you start the treatment.
Hope this helps.Take care!
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor