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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
I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?
FEMALE BALDNESS: No one knows who will become bald even if all the male members of a family are bald. Usually if female members of a family are bald or balding, there is likely a chance that you, too, may show early signs of hairloss. (i don't like to use the term "balding" for women's hairloss or "thinning.". ...Read more
Hi Doctor im a 34 years old woman who became bald 7 years ago, I have tried may hair expects withnhair injections, minoxidil but nothing worked, please help?
Baldness: If you haven't consulted a good dermatologist so far please do so. He may be able to find a remediable cause ...Read more
32 yr old healthy woman with hair loss, bald spots, fatigue, weakness, malaise, and itchy skin all over. All tests normal. What so i so next?
Similar: Androgenetic hair loss related to hormones and genetics are quite different for men and for women. Also each individual will have their own variation. With men it begins as a teen and progresses for 20 years or more. Women begin later. Pregnancy, birth control, and menopause are factors. Women thin out on top but do not become completely bald. ...Read more
Smoking and hair : Most people think of smoking as something that only affects the lungs but smoke can affect many parts of the body, including the hair. Cigarette smoke contains up to 4, 000 lethal chemicals. A habitual smoker is constantly surrounded by smoke, and these chemicals can damage the hair follicles that cause the hair to grow. ...Read more
Depends on reason: Many african women damage their hair with chemicals (temporary breakage can reverse when chemicals stopped) also, certain medical conditions need treatment and hair will re-grow, genetic pattern loss needs growth stimulators like lasers or minoxidil, or transplant procedures. Damaged follicles from years of tight braids may also require transplant to fill in bare or thinning areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follicular Unit HT: If your hair loss is localized to the top, crown and front of the head, you might be a good candidate for follicular unit hair transplantation. This will result in more density of hair in a natural fashion. Minoxidil topical will help stop hair loss and helps provide some hair growth, although limited. ...Read more