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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
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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
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