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hairloss, premature balding, receding hairline, what to do?

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Dr. Beatriz Tendler
34 years experience Endocrinology
Evaluation: Hello: it is important to test free testosterone, androstendione and dheas. Sometimes we also add 17 hydroxyprogesterone depending on age and past history. Spironolactone works (variable response). Do not take if considering pregnancy.
Answered on Sep 17, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: Medications - Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success.
Answered on Sep 17, 2017

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