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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Hair loss: Start with a visit to a hair stylist, and if that doesn't work please see a Dermatologist.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
19 years experience in Dermatology
Medicated shampoos.: Rather than avoiding certain ingredients, you should try to use medicated shampoos in attempt to control, not cure, your dandruff or "seborrheic derma ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Hat: Wear hat or use hair care product designed for your problem.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Female hormone: Hair loss most commonly sufferred by women is due to female hormone imbalance, for example, women after delivery (of baby) would find significant hair ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair resto ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience in General Practice
Check thyroid: One cause of hair loss in women is hypothyroidism. If that is the problem, treatment with thyroid medication should correct the problem.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
There are a variety: of reasons for hair loss. Recommend dermatologic evaluation to determine cause. The cause dictates the treatment (usually).
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Treatment: Loss of interest in life is seen in depression. Depression is a serious medical problem that requires treatment. Treatment should include both therapy ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience in Dermatology
Baldness in women: Before this question can be answered it is very imperative that you find out the cause for hair loss. These are plethoric and you should be seen by a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Low iron,thyroid: Many things can lead to hair loss including heredity, iron deficiency, an under active thyroid or hormone abnormalities associated with polycywtic ova ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fortunately : Fortunately hair loss (alopecia) in women is infrequent, but tends to lead to loss of self esteem more than in men. The underlying causes are aging, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Difficult access: I agree someone with these problems should be seen.A huge issue in this country is being uninsured, despite recent changes in law.And adults with pre- ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Why: The best way to prevent hair loss is to find out why hair is falling out. Some reasons include fungal infection, pcos, thyroid disease and some autoi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Straighteners: You can try to straighten and moisturizer the hair bust remember the hair is brittle and very Curley so it easily breaks off to try to prevent this us ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: An endocrinologist will help you solve the cause and type of alopecia.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Michaels
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Hirsutsm is common: Frequently after an exam and some lab tests (to rule out PCOS, or other hormone problems) women find out that their hair growth is not a disease. Som ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Healthy Diet: Increasingly, we are discovering that if you have a healthy diet, and you aren't ill, there really isn't any measurable need for vitamin supplementat ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Because...: There are many possible causes for hair loss - it is best to see a dermatologist for assessment. Once the cause of your thinning hair is determined, t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Possible Tel Effl: Late 40 women may have onset of telogen effluvium.Wash hair nightly Don't Brush hard Blow dry carefully Some of the TE may return in future
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Sabean
50 years experience in Dermatology
No: Tetracycline and gum infections can be associated with a temporary hair loss called telogen effluvium, but not accelerate male pattern balding.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Marks
11 years experience in Emergency Medicine
What I find helpful: What i find helpful, which isnt food is baby oil, I have very bad dandruff especially in the winter time is baby oil, ( we also use this method in the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience in Psychiatry
No way: You can not prevent hair color from changing as you get older just like you can't prevent from getting older. It is a natural part of aging, embrace i ... Read More

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