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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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I had the birth control implanon for about 4 months. I noticed severe hair loss. I can't even wear my hair down. I had it removed about a week ago. What can I do to make my hair stop falling out. I.?

I had the birth control implanon for about 4 months. I noticed severe hair loss. I can't even wear my hair down. I had it removed about a week ago. What can I do to make my hair stop falling out. I.?

It will improve: If this is related to the implanon, it will improve over the next few weeks/months. Check with your doctor to make sure there is not another reason. Thyroid disorders can lead to hair loss as well. ...Read more

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I had an implanon break in my arm a year ago since then, I've had hair loss, breast tenderness, severe acne and muscle aches is it from the implanon?

I had an implanon break in my arm a year ago since then, I've had hair loss, breast tenderness, severe acne and muscle aches is it from the implanon?

See a Doctor: Was the Implanon removed? If your implant was removed than your symptoms are not from Implanon. If your Implanon is still in place, please get it removed. Symptoms of acne may be related to Implanon. I have not heard of hair loss and muscle aches as a side effect of Implanon. So, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am having a bald spot on beard. Is this mean I do have alopecia areata. And also my hair loss have started.?

I am having a bald spot on beard. Is this mean I do have alopecia areata. And also my hair loss have started.?

May be a few things: A bald spot on the beard could be alopecia areata (aa). However, there can be many other causes. I would see a dermatologist to have it checked out. They will be able to tell you easily what is causing the baldness. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is baldness or hair loss and why? How could grow up hair once again on the scalp?

What is baldness or hair loss and why? How could grow up hair once again on the scalp?

Hair loss: Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.
Each strand of hair you have sits in a tiny hole (cavity) in the skin called a follicle. Baldness in general occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. ...Read more

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If you had to guess, would you say there may be a good treatment for baldness or hair loss in the near future? RepliCel's trials look promising.

Yes.: I have to guess almost every day in my office, and I suspect that there will be a legitimate treatment fairly soon, because lots of people are working on it, and there's a lot of money to be made. With all the money that people spend now on dubious treatments and outright frauds, imagine what they would spend on a legitimate treatment! How soon it will happen is anybody's guess. ...Read more

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I used 2 be anorexic, could that have anything 2 do with my hair loss? In the last 4 yrs my hair has gotten thinner and thinner, soon i'll be bald!

Hair loss: Hair loss or thinning hair can be genetically predisposing, or it can be related to underlying conditions such as thyroid disease. The other major factor can be stress. I am so glad to hear you are no longer anorexic. Get an evaluation and if you have any stress get that evaluated and treated too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I only masturbate like once or twice every three weeks. Will this cause any hair loss over time or any hair loss ever and if not what will cause bald?

No hair loss: You will not cause hair loss by masturbating no matter how often. Hair loss is genetic and also influenced by hormones and hair shaft health....Not masturbation. ...Read more

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I am becoming bald beacuse of thyroid. There is so much of hair loss. Please tell me some solutions for this...

I am becoming bald beacuse of thyroid. There is so much of hair loss. Please tell me some solutions for this...

Whoa: If you are hypothyroid, it needs to be treated. Your hair loss will stop and it'll probably regrow. If you've had a lab diagnosis of hypothyroidism and are not being treated, or you have heavy hair loss from something like telogen effluvium or alopecia areata for which thyroid disease isn't the cause, get with a specialist. ...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 are the different ways or diet to prevent hair loss and baldness to women?

What are the different ways or diet to prevent hair loss and baldness to women?

Baldness in women: Before this question can be answered it is very imperative that you find out the cause for hair loss. These are plethoric and you should be seen by a competent dermatologist to elucidate what if anything may be causing the loss. ...Read more

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Is hair fall due to harminal change? How to protect or save hair from hair loss. I don't wanna turn bald.

Hair loss: Is from genetic predisposition and usually follows patterns in males in the family. You can ask your doctor for a Propecia (finasteride) prescription to slow down the loss. ...Read more

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I am just 23 but my hair loss rate is very high. I think I am gonna go bald within a year. Is there any solution?

I am just 23 but my hair loss rate is very high. I think I am gonna go bald within a year. Is there any solution?

Depends on cause...: 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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I have severe hair loss which is leading to baldness on the crown part of my head. How can I get beautiful healthy hair?

Healthy hair: 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. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green > ...Read more

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Sir I have a severe problem of hair loss from last 6 years, now I am 40% bald. Nowdays I am using tugain5% solution. Please give me a proper solution.

Sir I have a severe problem of hair loss from last 6 years, now I am 40% bald. Nowdays I am using tugain5% solution. Please give me a proper solution.

Propecia (finasteride): Have you asked your primay physician about propecia (finasteride)? It's an oral medication for hair loss. I do not prescribe of have any financial connection with this drug fyi. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does mht work permanently for hair loss caused by male pattern baldness?

Does mht work permanently for hair loss caused by male pattern baldness?

Minoxidil: If hair growth is going to occur with the use of minoxidil, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for several months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. Hair loss will begin again within a few months after Minoxidil treatment is stopped. ...Read more

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Baldness, why hair loss & would like to know if hair regrowth treatment will work?

Baldness, why hair loss & would like to know if hair regrowth treatment will work?

Hair Loss: The male pattern baldness form of androgenetic alopecia accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25% of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before the age of 21. Treatment is Rogaine (minoxidil) & Propecia. ...Read more

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Implanon (Definition)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

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