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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Medications: Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) are two fda approved medical treatments for male pattern baldness. New research suggesting the involvement of th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Listen man!: ALL normally-masculinized men have some regression of the hairline on the temple at age 19-20. Male pattern baldness is programmed and generally proce ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Male pattern baldnes: Male pattern baldness is another name for male pattern androgenetic alopecia. It is caused by genetic factors and hormones.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Male pattern baldnes: Usually there is a genetic predisposition. Excessive activity of the adrenal or pituitary glands can also cause this along with polycystic ovarian syn ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
21 years experience Dermatology
Invest: There is no way to stop or cure male pattern baldness. However there are several things that have been proven to slow the process. Rogaine (minoxidi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Resting phase: Approximately 10% of hair follicles are in the 'resting phase' during which time the fall out to make room for new growth. Up to 100 hairs lost per d ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Soprano xl: Laser hair removal is a great way to do it if the hair is dark.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Rapid hair loss: may be stress induded or nutritional deficiency. If stress induced work on reducing stress with meditation, yoga, exercise, have your thyroid and iron ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I don't know: of any sensible approach to slow hair growth rate. However, other options can remove more of the hair.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
LOSING HAIR: No one knows why you are losing your hair. History of family baldness doesn't always pass on to future generations. It may occasionally skip generati ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Redistributes hair: Hair transplant is an excellent option for male pattern hair loss. Hair follicles are taken from the back of the head and reimplanted on the front of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Hair loss: The three most effective ways to stop male pattern hairless are: topical rogine for men which is over the counter, Propecia which is a prescription or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Androgenic alopecia: See your dermatologist for evaluation and discussion of your therapeutic options. Finasteride (propecia) is the best hair growth product for balding ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
NO : Rogaine (minoxidil) does not increase male pattern baldness.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
25 years experience Dermatology
See below: There are several prescription medications that treat this condition. Probably the best known is Propecia (finasteride) which involves taking one pil ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) has been effective in slowing and sometimes reversing hair loss. See you docotr it is a perscription medication.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
21 years experience Pediatrics
Copper rich diets: Many factors determine the rate of graying of the hair but a copper rich diet is sometimes associated with hair color retention. Beef liver is rich i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's genetic: About 5% of men never get chest hair or a good beard. Many (maybe most) women in the us claim they actually prefer this, and such men usually don't ha ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
There is not much: Male pattern baldness is genetically determined in most and there is not much available to stop it except what you have tried alternative medicine spe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata, as the name implies, is the loss of hair in certain, usually small, round areas. It may occur on the face, scalp, or any other body h ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Hair Loss: Male-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. Men who star ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There are many: possible causes of hair loss. If this is of real concern - would encourage dermatological eval to determine the cause and a possible treatment plan.
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