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Is there a treatment for alopecia nervosa, and how do I get my hair to grow?

Is there a treatment for alopecia nervosa, and how do I get my hair to grow?

Reduce stress: If you are experiencing a lot of stress and noticing hair loss, the treatment should focus on reducing stress. Make sure you are not pulling on your hair, which will make it worse. Healthy nutrition is also important for many reasons. ...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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How can alopecia be cured in women?

Depends on the cause: Alopecia means hair loss. The most common causes are androgenic (hormonal), areata (allergic/inflammatory), and traction (due to trauma, pulling, or even vigorous hair care). Therefore, treatment also varies. A small biopsy may be helpful with identifying the cause and narrowing down treatment options. Don't forget about thyroid problems too! ...Read more

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Does priorin n effective in alopecia?

Doubt it: I do not think this drug has been evaluated bt the fda, so one has no way of knowing. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about alopecia?

How much should I worry about alopecia?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. Most kinds of alopecia (hair loss) are cosmetic issues only. It can, however, be caused by internal problems or medications. If you suspect that your alopecia is in that category, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best solution for alopecia.?

What's the best solution for alopecia.?

No simple answers: It depends on the cause of the alopecia, and it depends on where the hair loss has occurred. Alopecia can be the result of dermatological, infectious, metabolic conditions, and even autoimmune conditions. By far, the most common cause, however, is genetic...If most or some male members in your family are bald, the chances are good that it may effect you. Check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get alopecia at any age?

Yes: I am guessing you are speaking about alopecia areata. You may get it at any age. It is an autoimmune condition. I recommend seeing your dermatologist for this. ...Read more

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I have alopecia aerta. What is the cure?

I have alopecia aerta. What is the cure?

There's no cure: Forgive my frankness. This is the truth. You will need to adapt. I have a physician friend who has it; he's a fitness guy and loves the cleanness and freedom it gives him. Many athletes are fully smooth by choice. If you're a female, it's your choice as to whether to wear a hairpiece or simply choose baldness as a fashion statement. This may not be what you want to hear. But it's the best advice. ...Read more

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How much time before my alopecia comes back?

How much time before my alopecia comes back?

It'll be...: ...36 days, 17 hours, 26 minutes, and 48 seconds, starting...NOW!
Seriously, the batteries in my crystal ball are low right now, so my looking into the future is a tad impaired.
Seriously (and I hope you get the point of my humorous answer to your question you KNOW has no legitimate answer), alopecia generally stays and doesn't go away, except in rare cases where immunosuppressive therapy is used ...Read more

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Is there any OTC medicines to treat alopecia?

No OTC: No otc treatments I am aware of unless cause is related to a vitamin or biotin deficiency. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have alopecia?

Cosmetic: The only internal association alopecia aerate is occasional thyroid inflammation. Otherwise ot is limited to a cosmetic issue and is treatable. ...Read more

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Is alopecia a disability or medical condition?

Is alopecia a disability or medical condition?

It depends: It depends on the type of alopecia. It may be a social disability but not a physical one. Many forms other than male pattern baldness are medical conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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