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Phentermine causes hairloss (alopecia)?

Phentermine causes hairloss (alopecia)?

Not usually: But extreme dieting and nutritional deficiencies and stresss are more likely causes. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Male pattern baldness treatment?

Male pattern baldness treatment?

Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia: These are the two most commonly recommended regimens under the guidance of dermatologists. See a doc. ...Read more

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What is androgenic alopecia?

Male pattern loss: It is the most common form of hair loss in humans. In males it is also known as "male pattern baldness". Women can also have a similar problem. Most patients have a genetic predisposition for this problem. ...Read more

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Any medicine for androgenic alopecia?

Any medicine for androgenic alopecia?

Propecia (finasteride): Also known as finasteride.Needs to be taken for at least a year to notice a difference. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil effective for male pattern baldness?

Is minoxidil  effective for male pattern baldness?

Yes: Clinical trials have demonstrated clinical benefits using topical Minoxidil for vertex male pattern alopecia. ...Read more

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Could testosterone therapy cause male pattern baldness?

Could testosterone therapy cause male pattern baldness?

Yes: Testosterone is broken down in body into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estrodiol (E2). Excess T is converted into DHT & E2 above & beyond baseline level. Excess DHT is linked to hair loss such that we use 5ARIs to reduce DHT. Prime examples of 5ARI is Finasteride (Propecia (finasteride) or Proscar). However, lowering DHT can sometimes increase E2, leading to loss of libido, erectile dysfunction & gynecomastia ...Read more

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Will stopping aldactone (spironolactone) cause alopecia?

Will stopping aldactone (spironolactone) cause alopecia?

Not likely: Aldactone (spironolactone) does not treat treat alopecia and stopping does not cause alopecia. it does have a mild anti androgenic effect but it is not strong enough to effect male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean ,can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness

Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean ,can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness

Certainly can: Finasteride can be very effective in arresting male pattern baldness. Has been approved by FDA since 1997 by FDA. ! of only 2 proven effective medications to prevent hair loss. Anything else is "snake oil", not effective & does not work. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

It does in some peop: It may do for some people as it is indicated for that.But in my opinion success with rogain is limited. ...Read more

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Does alopecia treat hair loss effectively?

Alopecia not therapy: Alopecia is not a treatment or a therapy for hair loss.Alopecia is hair loss. ...Read more

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I suffer from hairfall, androgenic alopecia! best treatment?

I suffer from hairfall, androgenic alopecia! best treatment?

Rogaine (minoxidil): If you have been diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia by a physician, then i would suggest you use rogaine (minoxidil) foam for men twice a day. I also advise patients to take vitamins such as biotin, not because it increases hair production but because it makes hair thicker and shinier and thus gives the appearance of more hair. Also, i would suggest talking to your physician about taking finesteride. ...Read more

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Is male pattern baldness genetic?

Is male pattern baldness genetic?

Yes: The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. It is thought to be autosomal dominant with mexed penetrance. ...Read more

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Does Aminexil works against male pattern baldness?

Yes: This is a topical treatment similar to minoxidil. It is reasonably effective, especially if the problem is not too advanced ...Read more

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Will propecia (finasteride) cause impotency?

Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.drugs.com/propecia.html. Impotency is a known potential side effect of Propecia (finasteride). But just b/c it's a potential side effect doesn't mean that you'll suffer from it. Only you can decide if desired benefit is worth potential side effect. ...Read more

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Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help sometimes are 1.Minoxidil 2. Cortizone creams (more help with injections) and 3. ? Anthralin cream or ointment.) ...Read more

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Does telogen effluvium and mild alopecia areata affect the hairline permanently?

Does telogen effluvium and mild alopecia areata affect the hairline permanently?

Telogen effluvium: Because acute telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected.Alopecia areata can be controlled with intralesional scalp cortisone injections. Your thyroid also needs to be checked. ...Read more