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A 26-year-old male asked:

anything that's related to hair strengthening, thickening and avoiding hair loss.

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Good diet: Avoiding hair loss it's not always possible. It is somewhat dependent on your genetics. However my having a good diet in which you have enough on your bike eating meat or green leafy vegetables can help prevent hair loss. There are topical products and/or legions that can also help hairloss if it is happening. Rogaine (minoxidil) will prevent hair loss as well as propecia.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How much hair loss is considered normal?

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50~100 a day: 50-100 a day is seen as normal.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to stop hair loss naturally?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ellis
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Yes: Some types of hairloss may be stopped naturally. It is important to know why you have hair loss - and then once you know that you can start to think about treatment options.
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How can I postpone hair loss?

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Minoxidl: Minoxidl can slow eventual hair loss. Also have your thyroid and iron levels checked.A iron deficiency or low thyroid can be cause of hair loss.
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A 54-year-old member asked:

Can I reverse hair loss?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated.
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
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In addition to finasteride and minoxidil, Low level laser therapy (laser combs or caps for example) can also slow or reverse hair loss. Transplanting hair from the back of the head also can restore hair in thin or bald areas
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A 33-year-old female asked:

Since cutting out meat and dairy I noticed I loose a lot more hair. What nutrients am I lacking from cutting these foods that can cause hair loss?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Hair loss: Can be due to several reasons, not necessarily cutting off meat/dairy , vegans don't loose hair. It can be the diet itself, losing weight fast, stress, hormonal dysfunction (e.g thyroid) , better see your doctor for evaluation and possible referral to a dermatologist, best wishes

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