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ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
41 years old male with male pattern baldness, any other oral medication besides propecia (finasteride) that can help reduce the hairloss/?
Hair loss: Cipla has a generic medication for propecia (finasteride). Propecia (finasteride) is used in the United States to treat hair loss. Thus, you can use cipla's generic for Propecia (finasteride) for male pattern hair loss. Make sure you read the insert so you know what side effects can occur with the medication. ...Read more
Pls, can cipla stop baldness? And where can I get this drug in nigeria? Lagos to be precise. Thank you
Don't think so: Cipla appears to be a drug company that makes antivirals, aids medications, heart medications, asthma inhalers, and some other meds. Not sure if the company makes any drugs to slow down balding. Beware of any claims by a drug company about being able to "stop balding" because such claims sometimes are false or exaggerated. ...Read more
How do I get nuvigil cheaper, my ins. Covers most but still leaves a $330 bal. And generic modafinil is more? Or ideas on a comparable drug?
Weight lifting increases the rate of baldness? because my friends tell me that but I don't believe. (I don't take any drugs or allergies)
Bald: I agree with you and you need to see your doctor and may need a referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Im loosing my hair ! i've tried anything possible , drugs .. Oils .Etc nothing worked ! what should I do, i'm only 21 i don't want to get baldness !?
First of all: Don't put any products or oils on your hair or scalp. Second, have your primary care doctor check for various medical problems. Third, see a quality dermatologist. There's no way we can help you on the internet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
See dermatologist: Meds- Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of "baldness": Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding. While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Male pattern baldness is genetically programmed and correlates closely with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. Men either like it, or can opt for surgery or medication. Your best choice is to stay physically fit, which is 95% of good looks for a man, and embrace your masculinity and genetics. High cholesterol needs to be managed but isn't contributing. ...Read more
It's the genes: We now cure 4 out of 6 cases of cancer (up from 2 of 6 when I was a kid), but managing baldness and other entities that are deeply embedded in development and genetic programs is still in the future. For now, there's medicines and surgery, baseball caps, or embracing masculinity and remembering that 95% of good looks is fitness, wherever you do or don't grow hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek medical eval: Medications - Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Possible Causes: Women 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, or alopecia areata. ...Read more
No: The reason that so many silly claims are made for garlic is that it's absorbed through the skin and the smell appears on the breath. It does have some interesting pharmacologic effects, but "curing baldness" isn't one of them -- if there were any easy cure, mr. Gorbachev, who had at his command the world's best information-gathering system, would still have a full head of hair. ...Read more