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When do balding men finally stop losing their hair?

When do balding men finally stop losing their hair?

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 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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Im 24 years old. I'm losing hair on the top of my head. I have a balding parting line. How do I regrow hair and stop it from falling?

Depends on the cause: There are various reasons for losing hair, also called alopecia. So the treatment depends entirely on the treatment of the cause. ...Read more

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Why can I do to prevent balding? Losing hair not in the middle but to the left and right of the widows peak.

Why can I do to prevent balding? Losing hair not in the middle but to the left and right of the widows peak.

Medical management: There a few proven options to stop the hair loss. These include medications such as Minoxidil and finasteride. The two other options are laser light and protein rich plasma. A combination of all would be most effective. See a hair loss specialist. ...Read more

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Once i start losing hair on the temples, how long will it take for me to be noticeably balding? Does it vary from person to person?

Balding on temples: You are correct that balding does vary from person to person. You may be able to judge how much hair you will lose by looking at your relatives. There is a pill you can take to prevent more loss. ...Read more

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Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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None of my family member i know of are bald. why i start losing hair?

None of my family member i know of are bald. why i start losing hair?

Get checked: you probably have androgenic alopecia which is the scientific name for familial or genetic hair loss. However, to be sure, you should see your dermatologist for an examination of your scalp and a blood test to make sure that there is no underlying condition causing your hair loss ...Read more

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My boyfriend is 20yrs old and his hair line is going further back like going bald why ? I'm also losing hair a lot it's thinning. Help

My boyfriend is 20yrs old and his hair line is going further back like going bald why ? I'm also losing hair a lot it's thinning. Help

Many reasons: Your boyfriend may be developing male-pattern baldness, which develops in many men. While it is inherited, no one knows whether this is inherited from the mother or father. An oral medication, which is a prescription can be taken for this, however, you must continue to take it or the hair will fall out. You could have different reasons for hair loss-hormonal problems, low ferritins, thyroid levels ...Read more

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My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

Yes: It is common for babies who sleep on their backs to wear a bald spot over the surfaces where their skull hits the mattress. This is a temporary issue and resolves as the kid spends more time upright in sitting or standing. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more