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Is baldness always hereditary?

Is baldness always hereditary?

Causes of "baldness": Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding. While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Andres Katz
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Balloon Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is the mechanism to unclog the partially occluded vessel from completely closing to result heart attack , usually this is done in combination with stents at the same time to prevent collapse of the vessel , like ...Read more


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Can Teenage baldness be cured?

Can Teenage baldness be cured?

See dermatologist: Meds- 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. ...Read more

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What can cause female baldness?

What can cause  female baldness?

Many Possible Causes: Women can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, or alopecia areata. ...Read more

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Hello.. How can I cure baldness?

Hello.. How can I cure baldness?

Hair piece ???: See your MD Most case are not curable but some treatments may slow down certain types of hair loss ...Read more

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Does garlic help cure baldness ?

Does garlic help cure baldness ?

No: The reason that so many silly claims are made for garlic is that it's absorbed through the skin and the smell appears on the breath. It does have some interesting pharmacologic effects, but "curing baldness" isn't one of them -- if there were any easy cure, mr. Gorbachev, who had at his command the world's best information-gathering system, would still have a full head of hair. ...Read more

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How do you treat a baldness problem?

How do you treat a baldness problem?

Three steps: First, we have to identify the reason for hair loss. Second, we have to stop the hair loss with topical and/or oral medications. Third, we can replace lost hair with a hair transplantation procedure. ...Read more

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What can cause premature baldness in men?

What can cause premature baldness in men?

Genetics: Male pattern baldness is an inherited trait, so one's genetic makeup determines both the timing and degree of baldness. ...Read more

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Is alopecia another way of saying baldness?

That is correct!: Alopecia is a medical term which means the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows. There are various forms of alopecias based on underlying cause, for example androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. ...Read more

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What does male patern baldness to u look like?

What does male patern baldness to u look like?

MalePattern Baldness: Hereditary, male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia starts as a recession of the hairline, a thinning in the crown/vertex area and can progress to total hair loss across the top of the scalp. The hair follicles around the sides and back of the scalp are immune and can be transplanted into the balding zones for a permanent restoration. Topical ; oral meds, laser therapy, prp can prevent it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baldness?

What is the definition or description of: Baldness?

Baldness: Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could be partial or total). ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what causes temporary baldness?

Lots of things...: ...Cause temporary loss of hair, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Are there solutions for premature advanced baldness?

Are there solutions for premature advanced baldness?

Assuming you're male: Some of these products wouldn't be suitable for females of child-bearing potential. Topical minoxidil, in 2% & 5% formulations. Oral Finasteride which reduces transformation of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, the cause of male-pattern baldness. Laser combs. I don't know how effective these are. Hair transplants. Scalp reduction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a female to suffer from baldness?

Is it possible for a female to suffer from baldness?

FEMALE BALDNESS: When women lose scalp hair it is called "hairloss", not "baldness."! many medications are responsible for women's hairloss. Anemia, homone imbalance, crash dieting, stress, deficiencies in certain supplements & vitamins. See a dermatologist who might be able to figure out the "whys" of your problem and recommend accordingly. Do not worry! ...Read more

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Can I naturally reverse baldness or should I give up?

Can I naturally reverse baldness or should I give up?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read more

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I have baldness problem.. Pls give me somw suggestions?

I have baldness problem.. Pls give me somw suggestions?

Some ideas: You're familiar with the medications and the surgical options. These work so-so. You're male, so you are able to look as good as you are willing to work hard doing fitness activities. Nothing looks as good as a physically fit man with a shaved head and some facial hair. You can embrace your masculinity and your genetic heritage and improve how you feel & stay healthy. Get a ballcap for sunny days. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: BAL overdose?

What is the definition or description of: BAL overdose?

BAL overdose: Administration of excessive dose of Dimercaprol (British anti-Lewisite or BAL). ...Read more

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I am having baldness for 3 years. How it can be treated?

I am having baldness for 3 years.
How it can be treated?

Get dermatology 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Fluid And Electrolyte Balance (Definition)

Fluid and electrolyte balance refers to the body's salt and water status, which is affected by the foods and liquids you drink, your physical activity, and the ...Read more


Dr. Rabindra Kitchener
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Poor Balance (Definition)

Poor balance can occur with a number of conditions that cause a sense of dizziness/ movement/ spinning or lack of feeling steady even when is not in ...Read more