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Review: could Asthma cause Baldness?

Summary: Baldness could be caused by Asthma, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Singulair.

We study 53,928 people who have Asthma from FDA and social media. Among them, 372 have Baldness (Hair loss). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Asthma (latest reports from 278,709 patients) is typically treated by Singulair, Symbicort, Advair Diskus 250/50, Albuterol Sulfate, Ventolin, Advair Diskus 100/50.


Baldness (partial or complete lack of hair growth) (latest reports from 226,664 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 53,912 people who have asthma are studied. Among them, 372 (0.69%) have Baldness. They amount to 0.16% of all the 226,536 people who have Baldness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Baldness in asthma reports

Gender of people who have asthma and experienced Baldness * :


Age of people who have asthma and experienced Baldness * :


Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (46 people, 12.37%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (33 people, 8.87%)
  3. Depression (31 people, 8.33%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (28 people, 7.53%)
  5. Osteoporosis (27 people, 7.26%)
  6. Rheumatoid arthritis (25 people, 6.72%)
  7. Prophylaxis (20 people, 5.38%)
  8. Blood cholesterol increased (20 people, 5.38%)
  9. Gastric disorder (20 people, 5.38%)
  10. Hypersensitivity (17 people, 4.57%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Singulair (119 people, 31.99%)
  2. Xolair (87 people, 23.39%)
  3. Albuterol (61 people, 16.40%)
  4. Symbicort (60 people, 16.13%)
  5. Humira (49 people, 13.17%)
  6. Spiriva (44 people, 11.83%)
  7. Fosamax (28 people, 7.53%)
  8. Methotrexate (27 people, 7.26%)
  9. Ventolin (26 people, 6.99%)
  10. Synthroid (25 people, 6.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have been taking symbicort inhaler for 6 months and all of a sudden IM BALD !!


  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • hair loss and coming back in spot.


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Related condition

- Asthma (49,599 reports)


Related symptom

- Baldness


Related drugs

- Singulair
- Symbicort
- Advair Diskus 250/50
- Albuterol Sulfate
- Ventolin
- Advair Diskus 100/50
- Albuterol
- Prednisone
- Asmanex Twisthaler
- Advair Diskus 500/50
- Montelukast Sodium
- Proair Hfa
- Flovent
- Ventolin Hfa
- Qvar 80
- Dulera
- Advair Hfa
- Pulmicort Flexhaler
- Fluticasone Propionate
- Xolair



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