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What to do about hair thinning and loss in 20s?

What to do about hair thinning and loss in 20s?

See dermatologist: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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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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What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline? Im perimenopausal.

What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline? Im perimenopausal.

Hairloss: Rogaine (minoxidil) is over the counter and helps both sexes. Propecia has been shown to help men. There are some findings it may help women, but it is not normally prescribed for females. ...Read more

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Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?

Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?

Yes/NO: there is no link between OCD and hair loss. HOWEVER it is well established that hair loss is associated in some cases with increased stress level and OCD elevates baseline anxiety and stress. so indirectly untreated symptomatic OCD may be associated with increased baseline anxiety and hair loss ...Read more

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Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss: Rogaine is a brand name for minoxidil. The chemical is identical. It seems to stimulate hair growth but as soon as you stop taking it the new hair will fall out. So you would have to take it for 50 years. Other options are hair transplants from the nape of your neck. Look at pictures of your Dad at your age. Get and read "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Neihbuhr. Women think bald is sexier! ...Read more

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I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

Maybe (seborrhea): One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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What are the causes for hair loss? How can i stop hair loss

What are the causes for hair loss? How can i stop hair loss

Hair loss: Can be stress,tight hair clips/bands, hormonal. Check thyroid, androgens, polycystic ovary disease,autoimmune disease,certain medications like b-blockers, amphetamines, low iron( anemia), low zinc levels, fatty acid deficiency , low protein diet ,anoraxia/bulemia, recent childbirth, starting stopping birth control pills, and family pattern of hair. Follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How many months for full effect of minoxidil5%, finasteride 1mg cure of hair loss and regain new hair?

How many months for full effect of minoxidil5%, finasteride 1mg cure of hair loss and regain new hair?

2-3 months: Minoxidil and finesteride work very well together. However it usually takes a minimum of 2 months to notice a decrease of hair loss and 3 months before you see any growth. Many people only get minimum growth but see a stop of hair loss and thicker or fatter hair shafts. ...Read more

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Does hysterectamy cause hair loss and more body hair?

Does hysterectamy cause hair loss and more body hair?

It can: A hysterectomy by itself involves removal of just the uterus and should not lead to these symptoms. However, if your hysterectomy also involved removal of your ovaries, you may have changes in body hair amount and pattern. ...Read more

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Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Unlikely: Hair growth is, for the most part, genetically mediated. There are some circumstances in which regrowth may occur, but not usually associated with weights. There are several surgical ways of replacing hair and a good plastic surgeon may help you. ...Read more

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Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Hair loss: Biotin is not deficient in hyperthyroid states correction of thyroid status will restore hair loss after 12 to 14 weeks once normal thyroid levels. ...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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Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth ?!

Does not hurt: but I do not think it will stop hair loss. At 21 and being a woman, hair loss would be unusual anyway. recommend you check it out with a dermatologist ...Read more

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Hair loss/hair thinning from eating disorder...What can I do?

Hair loss/hair thinning from eating disorder...What can I do?

Address your eating : Disorder. Please see your physician. Be completely frank about your symptoms and you eating disorder. Take care. ...Read more

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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