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Is hairzone(himalaya) better for alopecia areta?

Is hairzone(himalaya) better for alopecia areta?

Alopecia areata: There aren't over the counter treatments for alopecia areata that are effective. You will just waste time trying a minimally effective treatment instead of jumping right on the condition with good treatment. The sooner you treat it the better chance of regrowth. See your dermatologist for effective therapy. ...Read more

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How long does alopecia areta last is cases that are not that severe?

How long does alopecia areta last is cases that are not that severe?

Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata can last up to a few months even in with small patches of hair loss. Usually the hair comes back on its own, but you can discuss with your pcp or dermatologist about steroid injections which may help it come back sooner. ...Read more

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Will hair still grow where no bald spots are with alopecia areta?

Will hair still grow where no bald spots are with alopecia areta?

Yes. : Not sure i understand the question completely, but... Hair often regrows in the bald spots. Hair continues to grow normally in the spots that are not bald. ...Read more

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What causes alopecia?

What causes alopecia?

Hair loss: Alopecia can be inherited, related to shock or stress, dietary deficiencies such as malnutrition, genetic disorders, medication, and an autoimmune disorder in which the body's antibodies attack the hair follicles. Hormonal disorders can cause hairloss such as hypothryoidism. Exogenous trauma such as curling irons, constant pulling hairstyles (traction alopecia) and chemical trauma, e.g. Chlorine. ...Read more

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How to cure alopecia?

How to cure alopecia?

Start medication now: for male pattern baldness. Get evaluated by an MD since some forms of hair loss are not MPB. However if it is MPB, you will have better results by starting now with minoxidil and dutasteride. Hair loss is progressive, so the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. Try meds first. If they don't stop the loss, you can consider transplant. ...Read more

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How do I treat alopecia?

How do I treat alopecia?

See a dermatologist: It depends on your sex. You should see a dermatologist and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I treat alopecia?

How can I treat alopecia?

Several options: Medical treatment is available from your physician. It's pricey but somewhat effective. Surgery requires a specialist. Or you can embrace your genetics and masculinity and decide you like it. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness. This is totally under your control, no matter where you do and don't have hair. ...Read more

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Any way to treat alopecia?

Any way to treat alopecia?

Depends: Causes include, but not limited to : vitamin deficiencies, poor diet, thyroid issues, anemia, hormonal imbalances/changes, medications, genetics, tension of hair (pulling back), damage from chemical treatments/dyes, obsessive pulling (trichotillomania) - the solution is find the cause, as each cuase has different treatment. Would talk to your physician and consider labwork. ...Read more

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Does alopecia last forever?

Does alopecia last forever?

Depends on type: Alopecia or hair loss has many different causes. Androgenetic (hereditary hair loss) is common and permanent. Telogen effluvium has many causes and less common and is temporary. Alopecia areata is an auto allergic condition that can be temporary or intermittent. These are only a few examples of alopecia with different causes and longevity. ...Read more

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What causes alopecia in women?

What causes alopecia in women?

Many causes.: Can be autoimmune, hormonal or nutritional. Need to see a dermatologists. ...Read more

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Can alopecia be cured and how?

Can alopecia be cured and how?

Depends: Alopecia can be a separate disease but is normally a symptom or an inherited problem and not a seperate disease. The first step to determine if it can be reversed is to determine the cause. You will need to see a doctor who deals with your problem to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have alopecia.Can it be cured?

Tel Effl.spontaneous: If you have telegen effluvium due to postpartum hair loss, lack of eating redmeat, lsck of iron, zinc, HUGE stress, and secondary to meds like antidepressants, reducing the triggers has a good chance of having it cured spontaneously. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for alopecia?

What are the reasons for alopecia?

Depends on the type: There are many different types of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and is effected by the actions of dihydrotestosterone. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition. Whereas other alopecias/hair loss can be due to thyroid or other medical diseases. ...Read more

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How could female alopecia be cured?

How could female alopecia be cured?

Alopecia: I hope this is not the effect of your hairstylist. The best doctor to see would be a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure alopecia ?

Is there any way to cure alopecia ?

Depends on the Cause: Alopecia can be caused by many different diseases. The treatment depends on the cause, so it is important to get a proper diagnosis. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who has significant experience dealing with the many different causes of hair loss so you can be assured you are getting a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Why and how do people get alopecia?

Why and how do people get alopecia?

Complex disease: While there are a few reasons why such as damage to the hair follicle from scars or injury known as cicatricial alopecia most reasons how are unknown. This can be associated with thyroid disease hormonal fluctuations or stress or infections, etc as well many other conditions. ...Read more

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