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27 male, thinking about propecia (finasteride) for baldness, worried about sexual side effects? Is it warranted?

27 male, thinking about propecia (finasteride) for baldness, worried about sexual side effects? Is it warranted?

That's a decision : You will have to make for yourself, after careful discussion w/your doctor. I can't tell you the answer because i don't know you and what's important in your life. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

Baldness: Male pattern baldness affects many people in the United States. There are many possible solutions but you should see your doctor for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Sir tell me about whitening of hairs in younger age?

Sir tell me about whitening of hairs in younger age?

It happens.: Under normal circumstances, hair can start to turn grey at younger ages. Tends to run in families. ...Read more

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What is solution of male pattern baldness...Tell me abt that?

What is solution of male pattern baldness...Tell me abt that?

Male baldness: There is no solution-as this is genetically driven--besides going to hair restoration clinics--the topical application of rogaine (minoxidil) may offer some help---if successful this would be a life long treatment. ...Read more

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What is male pattern baldness?

What is male pattern baldness?

Androgenic Alopecia: Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition that results in thinning or baldness of the temples, frontal scalp, and/or crown. The sides and back of the scalp are unaffected. It is well known that a hormone, dihidrotestosterone (dht), results in miniturization of the hair follicles, causing the hair to thin and become fine. Treatments include topical 5% rogaine (minoxidil) (otc) & Propecia 1mg daily (rx). ...Read more

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Best hair loss solutions or baldness in men please?!

Best hair loss solutions or baldness in men please?!

Male Pattern : The two most effective medications for male pattern hair loss are rogaine (minoxidil) for men and propecia. There is also hair transplants which is the most effective what to stop hair loss. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females targeting the hair loss problems, acne, unwanted hair?

Antiandrogens: Antiandrogens are used for acne, pattern hair loss and unwanted hair all the time. The one I use most is spironolactone. It works well for many women. With spironolactone, care must be taken to avoid extra potassium intake and pregnancy must be avoided when on any antiandrogens. Spironolactone may have some side effects such as irregular menses, breast tenderness, but is usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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Ways to stop male pattern baldness? My aunt hadit

Hair loss: The three most effective ways to stop male pattern hairless are: topical rogine for men which is over the counter, Propecia which is a prescription oral medication and hairmax lasercomb which can be purchased over the internet. If i had to rank them, Propecia with rogaine (minoxidil) would be first then rogaine (minoxidil) alone, then the hairmax lasercomb. These products have science behind them. ...Read more

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What is real DHT men's shampoo for thinning hair?

DHT: is TESTOSTERONE and there are NO SCIENTIFICALLY based medical studies which show TOPICAL Testosterone as an effective means of treating thinning hair in mail pattern balndess (in fact testosterone used to be thought of as the CAUSE for MPB!!!!! ROGAINE is what you should be researching Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you tell me about genetic hair loss, stress, or alopecia?

Can you tell me about genetic hair loss, stress, or alopecia?

Different types: 1) STRESS 2) male hormones as in polycystic ovarian syndrome (androgenic alopecia) 3) Telogen effluvium- stress, poor eating of iron (red meat0 Menopause ...Read more

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Anything better than rogaine (minoxidil) for telogen effluvium?

Anything better than rogaine (minoxidil) for telogen effluvium?

Telogen effluvium: Because telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. In our clinic we use B12 shots once a month which helps. ...Read more

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What are the solution for male pattern baldness in teenage?

What are the solution for male pattern baldness in teenage?

Baldness: This is unusual in a teenager and I would suggest he gets a physical to be sure there is not an endocrine problem with his hormones. ...Read more

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What really causes male pattern baldness?

What really causes male pattern baldness?

Hair loss: Male pattern baldness is another way of saying a patient has an inherited form of hair loss. Unfortunately we cannot change a patient's genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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