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Skin cancer i'm 27 year's old bald guy and my beard has started to falling down, is it cancerous?
How to know if person has skin cancer?
Hair : Hair loss is not typically a sign of cancer. Some medicines that are administered to treat cancer can cause hair to fall out. Things that can cause hair to fall out are genetics, malnutrition, stress, vitamin deficiency, hormonal imbalance, thyroid or lupus diseases. See your doctor to investigate why you are losing hair from your beard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It seems like a lot of guys who go through puberty really early get premature baldness. Is this related?
See below: Most (especially in male) baldness is inherited. You could skip one, two or many generations and then suddenly the gene shows up. There is a hormonal mismatch (too much dht) on the scalp which is toxic to hair follicles. The less common causes are local fungal and other infections of scalp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HELLO, is 5% minoxidil recommended for a 18yearold guy around scale 1(just start to lose some frontal hair)( btw, hisfather , grandfather are bald?
Why do guys who are bald have much rounder and pointer heads than guys who don't get bald? Is skull growth a contributor to male pattern baldness?
Science: I like this question and i like that you are asking it. But, as a physician i can guarantee you that your hypothesis, that all balding men have a specific head shape, is incorrect. Men who are balding or are bald have every normal shape of head as any other population. Head shape in no way is a contributor to male pattern baldness. Great question though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is male pattern baldness 100% hereditary?Could a guy who eats greasy sugary fast food daily grow old with a full set of hair depending on genes?
Maybe. Maybe not.: A "full set" of hair at age 90 is not the same amount of hair as a "full set" of hair at age 19. Such a guy could be normal at both age 19 and 90, and have a "full set" of hair at age 19 and at 90, but will have a lot fewer hairs in his "full set" at age 90. Reality is reality. Don't worry about the hair. It's just hair. ...Read more
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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