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Please tell me if androgenetic alopecia is reversible in women?

Please tell me if androgenetic alopecia is reversible in women?

It can be: remember, when treating androgenic alopecia, you are fighting nature. There are topical solutions, foams, lasers pills and even surgery (hair transplants). You should see a dermatologist who is well educated with the treatment of hair loss. The two of you may start a treatment course that will help reverse your hair loss. ...Read more

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Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what are the likely causes of hair thinning/loss in younger women? Which blood tests would be helpful in diagnosis?

Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what are the likely causes of hair thinning/loss in younger women? Which blood tests would be helpful in diagnosis?

Fe, TSH..: Best test is to look at photo of your sisters and mother as unfortunately the diagnosis is likely androgenetic alopecia. Should probably check iron and TSH but they are likely normal. Make sure that the hair loss is non scarring and diffuse. The causes of patchy and scarring hair loss is quite different. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy cure androgenetic alopecia and what are the medicines?

Can homeopathy cure androgenetic alopecia and what are the medicines?

Not cure but slow: "Cure"is a strong word. Homeopathy often helps problems that don't respond to conventional treatments & male pattern baldness is no exception. I wouldn't expect it to significantly reverse hair loss that's already occurred but the proper remedy might significantly slow the process down. Many remedies can help. A professional homeopath can help find the best one for you: http://tinyurl.com/l6tonns ...Read more

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Is it possible to acquire Androgenetic alopecia in case of no history of hair loss in the family?.

Is it possible to acquire Androgenetic alopecia in case of no history of hair loss in the family?.

Yes -- but...: I read your history. Please get over the idea that entertaining yourself had anything to do with your hair loss, and stop believing what people tell you about apple cider vinegar. You also know that all men lose their temple hair at your age. If you've got a lot of chest hair, you may be starting androgenic alopecia even at the age of 23. You need a relationship with a patient, wise physician. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor. I am 27 years old male and I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia since I was 18.Recently a doctor advised me to take Genesis (finasteri?

Hi Doctor.
I am 27 years old male and I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia since I was 18.Recently a doctor advised me to take Genesis (finasteri?

It may work: Androgenic alopecia seldom starts at age 18 apart from the hairline remodeling that all guys get at that age. This Rx may help some, and there are surgical options. In the long run, your best option is to embrace your genetics, shave your head, grow some nice well-groomed facial hair, and get buffed / ripped in the gym. Nothing looks better or more masculine. Do yourself proud. ...Read more

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How rare is androgenetic alopecia in teen girls? Could signif weight loss (30-35 lbs) trigger AA at a much earlier age than it would normally occur?

Seek other ideas: I suspect this is telogen effluvium. Male pattern baldness is very rare in women who are having even semi-normal female functions, even more rare at this age. Get with a competent dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia (severe). Prescribed medication finasteride1, capixl gel, kerawash shampoo. Will there be any side effects?

Hi, I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia (severe). Prescribed medication finasteride1, capixl gel, kerawash shampoo. Will there be any side effects?

Well-tolerated: These medications usually don't produce any side-effects. Your options are medication, surgery, or embracing your masculinity and your genetics. Good looks in a man is 95% physical fitness -- photoguy isn't complaining. The choice is yours. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone help reduce androgenetic alopecia even if my testosterone is normal? If so, what dose do you recommend?

Can spironolactone help reduce androgenetic alopecia even if my testosterone is normal? If so, what dose do you recommend?

Maybe : If your alopecia is truly androgenic, then, by definition, it is driven by androgen (dht). Spironolactone will provide blockade which may help. Your md should give the dose. ...Read more

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Hi! i'm 20 and i'm affected by androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium.Could serenoa repens not allow the growth in height?I take every day sereno

Hi! i'm 20 and i'm affected by androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium.Could serenoa repens not allow the growth in height?I take every day sereno

Not height growth: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a child nor his doctor can do to increase height. By age 20 neither serenoa repens (saw palmetto) nor anything else will affect height. ...Read more

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