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A 37-year-old male asked:

please provide some do's and don'ts on overcoming hair loss.

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Ignore: 1. Consider your generic background 2. Beware of quick fixes 3. Try rogaine (minoxidil) if ok with your doc.
Dr. Alan Bauman
Hair Restoration 26 years experience
Ignore: Relax..."abhrs-certified" hair restoration physicians specialize in hair loss diagnosis ; treatment!
Dr. Philip Miller
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Ignore: Find out if this is a genetic, partial or psychological issue- get examined.
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Ignore: See dermatologist - treatable causes, such as low iron level, under active thyroid, hormone problem.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ignore: Do be concerned but don't fret some periodic hair loss is normal.
Dr. Alan Bauman
Hair Restoration 26 years experience
To: To remember when to use your LaserCap for hair thinning, choose "odd" or "even" calendar days.
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Ignore: Do not wait too long to start treatment.Easier to preserve what u have than resurrect hair.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Ignore: Male pattern baldness is very common. Many men fight baldness. Many women find bald men very sexy.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
If: If you are a man, embrace it...you're sexy! I know personally. It part of life- the real u is inside.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Remember Rogaine's effects are not permanent. If you stop it, you will likely lose all gains.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Ignore: Do see derm for work up Do add supplements like Viviscal Do decrease stress Do consider OTC product.
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Ignore: Do (if not the appropriate age) consider getting checked for thyroid disorder and anemia.
Dr. Susan Wilturner
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Ignore: Don't over process your locks: heating damage, color damage Regularly remoisturize Massage scalp.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Hair loss can be managed with hair transplant.
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 19 years experience
Do: Do see a dermatologist to get an assessment of your hair loss.

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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?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
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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