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Which are the best option for treating hair loss homeopath, Ayurveda or english medicines?

Which are the best option for treating hair loss homeopath, Ayurveda or english medicines?

It depends: Treatment depends what's causing the hair loss. If genetic male pattern hair loss, results may be poor although some benefit from minoxidil, etc ; hair transplants. If from hypothyroidism, hair growth may recover gradually as thyroid balance recovers. Homeopathy is not intended as a direct treatment for hair loss, but does strengthen a person's natural vitality -- and can help alopecia areata. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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I m experiencing hair loss on my head. When i apply hair oil(ayurvedic), i get many hair strands in my hand. Is that normal or should I avoid hair oil?

I m experiencing hair loss on my head. When i apply hair oil(ayurvedic), i get many hair strands in my hand. Is that normal or should I avoid hair oil?

See a dermatologist: Ayurvedic remedies are a waste of money. Sometimes there is a disorder which can be treated. Start with a precise diagnosis. The most common diagnosis is androgenetic alopecia. Meanwhile you can start with otc Minoxidil 2% solution for $4 a month. Use it twice a day. Expect no result until you have used it for 3 months. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for hair loss whithout any side effects .. And is hair transplant cost really expensive?

Is there any medicine for hair loss whithout any side effects .. And is hair transplant cost really expensive?

No and it depends: All medications have side effects and risks, as does hair transplantation. This is true for everything we do in life. The secret is to carefully evaluate the risks and benefits. There is no way to know the exact outcome; however, the expected outcome, odds, types of risks, frequency and cost are all available to you before you make the decision. Seek a qualified professional for the best info. ...Read more

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Is there any OTC medicines to treat hair loss?

Is there any OTC medicines to treat hair loss?

Minoxidil: Rogaine (minoxidil) = Minoxidil has been approved for over the counter sale. However, you should first see your primary doctor to rule out any diseases that can cause hair loss such has hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Why cancer drugs cause hair loss ?

Why cancer drugs cause hair loss ?

Most: most cancer drugs cause hair loss due to the fact that cancer drugs targets rapidly growing cells so hair follicles, gastrointestinal lining ... which is why you lose weight with cancer drugs you can't absorb due to the lining of the gut being shed constantly. ...Read more

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Do prescription drugs for hair loss cause long term effects?

Do prescription drugs for hair loss cause long term effects?

Possibly: I assume you are referring to propecia (finasteride). It is relatively safe and free of severe side effects, but any drug can cause problems. Suggest you go on line or ask your pharmacist for a list of specific possible side effects. You also should realize any benefit will be lost if you stop the medication. ...Read more

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What is drug is given for stage 2 medistanial b cell lymphoma, is hair loss unavoidable?

What is drug is given for stage 2 medistanial b cell lymphoma, is hair loss unavoidable?

Depends on subtype: Drug combinations are usually given for b-cell lymphomas in the mediastinum. The particular subtype of lymphoma determines the drug selection. Aggressive lymphomas require chemo drugs that almost always cause hair loss. However, some "low grade" lymphomas appear in the chest and can be treated with drugs that do not require alopecia. However, hair loss is reversible, so make sure rx is curative! ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Ayurveda (Definition)

Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more