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Do products (shampoos, topical solutions etc.) containing caffeine help against male pattern baldness?
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
Many possibilities: You did not explain how you treat your hair. Do you use curling irons a lot? Have you had it straightened and colored in addition? Those could certainly make your hair break. In terms of it falling out you need to be analyzed whether or not your thyroid is normal, your ferritin level is normal and whether or not you have lost a lot of weight recently or have been under a great deal of stress. An e. ...Read more
Does hair breakage from combing cause your hair to stop growing? I have coarse kinky hair and breakage is unavoidable.
No----but: Hair is not like a plant. Nutrition of hair is only from its blood supply. "fortified fruit" is meaningless nonsense. A 20 yr old man with thinning hair is very common, related to genetics & hormones. See a dermatologist, bringing all meds, vitamins, supplements, & hair products. ...Read more
Of course not: That's one more silly myth that makes life more difficult. Baldness is genetically programmed and correlates closely with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. You can opt for medical or surgical treatment or embrace your genetics and masculinity and stay physically fit. Mr. Statham (photo) isn't complaining. ...Read more
No: I wish they were all this easy to answer. Stop and think. If this were the case, hair loss in men would correspond to the shape of the hat. It doesn't -- it follows a predictable course, with continuation of the normal temporal loss that all men get at about age 22, and loss over the crown. The back & low sides of the head, where the greatest weight of the ballcap or fedora rests, is spared. ...Read more
Never: Balding or male pattern baldness is a progressive physiologic change that occurs to varying degrees as men age. It's an inherited trait that effects people differently. If you suffer from hair loss, topical and oral medications exist to help maintain the hair you have and transplantation procedures exist to reposition and mask the bothersome hair loss areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: See a dermatologist for precise diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
33f, hair loss, facial hair growth, 100+lbs ovrweight, lab work all ok. Oversleep, no energy. Using rogaine (minoxidil) biotin, not working. Hairloss due to wght?
Needs Evaluation: Complete endocrine and gyn examination are needed to help you find the answer to your question. ...Read more
My doctor said using conditioner causes thinning of hair & lead to hair loss. Should i refrain from using conditioner for dry hair
Hair Loss: Some prescriptions may have thinning hair as one of their side effects. These include amphetamines, lithium, anti-depressants, some diet pills and chemotherapy drugs. Other causes included: genetics, sickness, hormones, thyroid disease, lupus, crash diets and others. Conditioners do not cause hair loss. ...Read more
Slow hair growth, thinning hair, excessive hair shedding, all following excessive zinc intake (100mg+/day) 2-3 months prior, could zinc be to blame?
May be: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Falling hair: Yes there are natural remedies. It's likely a thyroid issue but not to worry. You can start supplementation of l-tyrosine, selenium and iodine. Orthomolecular products has a great supplement called thyrotain which has worked well with patients. U may have to buy it online or ask a trusted natural food store for a good thyroid supplement. U don't need thyroid hormone just supplements. ...Read more