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What to do about hair loss?

What to do about hair loss?

Female Hair Loss: The only product that has been scientifically shown to help female hair loss is rogaine (minoxidil) for men used twice a day. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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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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What can I do about hair loss?

What can I do about hair loss?

Find cause: This may be hypothyroidism, malnutrition, a fungus, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, inappropriate androgenization (I see you are a female). Don't settle for less than a rigorous diagnosis; get seen by a physician who knows how to manage this. I also see you have helicobacter and 'can't take any kind of antibiotic'; you may conisder a bismuth preparation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do about hair loss!? My hair has been thinning for the past few years and now its falling out like nothing! im devastated plzhelp :( :( :(

What can I do about hair loss!? My hair has been thinning for the past few years and now its falling out like nothing! im devastated plzhelp :( :( :(

Minoxidil: Topical Minoxidil (rogaine) has shown positive effects in regrowing hair especially in females. However, it may be helpful to have a full evaluation to precisely define what the cause of the hair loss may be. ...Read more

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What can I do if my aunt is in her 70s and she is worried about hair loss. What is a good remedy for that?

What can I do if my aunt is in her 70s and she is worried about hair loss. What is a good remedy for that?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: rogaine surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can we do about hair loss cause of lichen planus?

See a dermatologist: Lichen planus can cause a scarring type of hair loss so i would be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can I do about hair loss after pregnancy ?

What can I do about hair loss after pregnancy ?

Wait: It is extremely common to lose your hair with pregnancy. The fancy name is Telogen Effluvium. The good news is that this is usually temporary. Enjoy your time with your baby and your hair should slowly return to it's normal growth. Do not worry as many times it may take up to a year to fully grow back. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see about hair loss?

Dermatologist : Most likely a dermatologist to see what the cause of your hairloss is. If it is permanent and you want to see about replacement options, then there are reputable doctors who specialize in hair transplantation (zeiring, bosley). ...Read more

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CAH Female with testosterone at 4 nmol/L (normal up to 1.5) I'm concerned I'm getting receding about hair loss. Once under control will it stop?

CAH Female with testosterone at 4 nmol/L (normal up to 1.5) I'm concerned I'm getting receding about hair loss. Once under control will it stop?

2 things going on?: Hi. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) doesn't cause elevated testosterone. I would look more to an ovarian source for the elevated testo (such as PCOS). I have patients with BOTH CAH and PCOS. Your doc may want to consider why your testosterone is elevated in treated CAH - I bet it's not the CAH. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more