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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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How to avoid thinning of hair and lessening of hair? my ancestors has not gone bald in this young age .my father has full hair and is 45 wats wrong ?

How to avoid thinning of hair and lessening of hair? my ancestors has not gone bald in this young age .my father has full hair and is 45 wats wrong ?

HAIR THINNING: DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST WHO WILL PROBABLY RUN A FEW TESTS ON YOU. HE OR SHE WILL ALSO GIVE YOU ADVICE, MAYBE A MEDICATION TO STOP OR LESSEN THE LOSS. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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My girlfriend is balding. Why?

My girlfriend is balding. Why?

Balding girlfriend: Look at her relatives and suspect you will find it runs in the family. If not discuss with your Dr. as many causes. ...Read more

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How can I stop premature balding?

How can I stop premature balding?

See a dermatologist: Many men today shave their scalps because it makes them appear really cool. If you feel strongly about having more scalp hair, first get a diagnosis. Your dr might give a prescription for finasteride. The dose is 1mg a day, not covered by ins. You can save a lot of money if the prescription is for 5mg tabs: you then use a pill cutter to make 1 pill into 4 pieces. Meanwhile you can begin otc minoxi. ...Read more

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What is the average age of balding?

What is the average age of balding?

No average: There is no "average", as some men begin to lose hair early in life and others are buried with a full head of hair. Look at your parents and other family members to get a good estimate of what to expect. ...Read more

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Do men often start balding at the crown?

Do men often start balding at the crown?

Varies: More than 95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a "receding hairline") and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’). Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair back of head. ...Read more

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I start balding is there away to stop it?

I start balding is there away to stop it?

Balding young man: 23 M from Jeddah notes I start balding. Is there any way to stop it? ANS: most likely not. Do a family tree as far back as you can and look an ask about when men and women started losing their hair. If this is a family trait about the only thing you could have done about it would be to choose different grandparents ;-). Also ask your Drs what they think.There are rare causes that can be treated. ...Read more

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What products can I use for balding edges?

Balding: Depends if you are male or female. Hair management techniques may be needed. For example traction alopecia is exacerbated by the use of tight curlers, braids, etc . Minoxidil can be used by either sex. See your dermatologist for evaluation of the etiology of your problem. ...Read more

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In general what age do you start balding as man?

In general what age do you start balding as man?

20's and 30's: Balding if it is going to occur signficant will start in the 20's and less significant in the 30's there are substitutes but no medical treatment which can stop the process. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a guy to begin balding at 19?

Is it possible for a guy to begin balding at 19?

YES: My room-mate in college was balding by 16 years old and it was very pronounced by the time we graduated. It's differeny for everyone, but very possible at 19 years old. ...Read more

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Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Similar: Androgenetic hair loss related to hormones and genetics are quite different for men and for women. Also each individual will have their own variation. With men it begins as a teen and progresses for 20 years or more. Women begin later. Pregnancy, birth control, and menopause are factors. Women thin out on top but do not become completely bald. ...Read more

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Why is my baby bald?

Why is my baby bald?

"resting phase": For those who remember all the steps of mitosis from high school, they remember that after anaphase and telophase (the dna splits up to form two distinct nucleii), the cells rest. If there's a major shock to the system, the cells enter a second resting phase, then "die" while new cells pop up. Thus from birth, the hair cells enter resting phase, and hair falls out, to be replaced in a few months. ...Read more

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Why hairy men tend to be bald?

Why hairy men tend to be bald?

Same genes: The more chest and back hair a man is naturally blessed with, the faster his hair regresses on his scalp. This is quite a close correlation. Some treatment options are available for loss of scalp hair, or the man can embrace his masculinity and heritage and remember that 95% of good looks is physical fitness. Photo guy isn't complaining. ...Read more

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Is going bald solves my alopecia?

Alopecia: There is no cure for Alopecia but in men there is pattern baldness which is often familial ...Read more

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I am 18 and already balding what could it be?

I am 18 and already balding what could it be?

Balding: Most common thing is male pattern balding. Did your father lose his hair at a young age? ...Read more

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What causes men to go bald and is there a way to not go bald?

What causes men to go bald and is there a way to not go bald?

Genetic: Almost two thirds of men lose their by age 50, and represent androgenetic male pattern alopecia. The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. The genetic pattern thought to be autosomal dominant with mixed penetrance. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a bald vagina?

Is it ok to have a bald vagina?

Shaved or naturally?: Many people shave themselves these day..Men n women. So, being hairless down there is on the rise, but this is a choice. If you naturally don't have pubic hair, possibly none under-arm as well?, then you maybe lacking certain hormones..Needed for secondary sexual characteristics..If this is so, consult your doc-as u may have issues with fertility as well. If shaving, then u among many. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do people become bald?

Why do people become bald?

Many Possible Causes: People can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, genetic factors, or alopecia areata. ...Read more