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Thinning hair on 26 year old woman?

Thinning hair on 26 year old woman?

Could be: Some women are prone to hair loss. Could be genetic but some other things could be ruled out. Sometimes a fungus can cause some hair loss. Dysfunctions of thyroid can also cause hair loss. Check with your physician for a full work up. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Usually not: The form of testosterone, known as dihydrotestosterone, that causes male pattern baldness is also reponsible for causing hair growth in other areas, like the beard area. Sounds like a paradox. ...Read more

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I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

Baldness: Male pattern baldness affects many people in the United States. There are many possible solutions but you should see your doctor for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Is falling hair normal for pregnant woman?

Is falling hair normal for pregnant woman?

Sometimes: Women experience many different symptoms during pregnancy. Although some complain of increasing hair growth, some do have loss. Discuss it with your doctor; you may also consider getting your thyroid tested just to be sure. ...Read more

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Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still  im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) really works on women hair loss?

Depends: For hair loss in women....See your doctor. There is testing that needs to be done to determine the cause...Is it female pattern, hormonal, or even related to an underlying condition like thyroid disease or anemia. The treatments vary based on the cause. To answer your specific question though...Yes for certain types of hair loss rogaine (minoxidil) can help women. ...Read more

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What happens when a pregnant woman contracts propecia (finasteride)?

What happens when a pregnant woman contracts propecia (finasteride)?

Risk of birth defect: Propecia (finasteride) will cause birth defects in pregnant women. You should not be using Propecia (finasteride) of ou are of child braring aga and it is recommened to not even handle the pills. ...Read more

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Is male pattern baldness always genetic?

Pattern Hair Loss: Male patterned baldness, androgenetic alopecia, is a genetic disease that causes hair loss in certain areas of the scalp, in certain people, usually males. It may not be easy to figure out the genetic link, from either maternal or paternal side of the family. It occurs usually only when there are male hormones, and so young men get it, and older, post menopausal women, who no longer make estrogens. ...Read more

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Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Pregnancy and hair : during pregnancy a higher percentage of your hair moves into the growth phase. After delivering a higher percentage goes into the sheading phase. This results in postpartum hair loss called telogen effluvium. This is not unique to PCOS patients ...Read more

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Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Hair loss: There are treatments for female hair loss depending on the cause of the hair loss. For female patterned hair loss, there are medications, such as minoxidil, that could be tried. See your doctor for complete evaluation and medication recommendations. ...Read more

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How come menopausal woman lose body hair ?

How come menopausal woman lose body hair ?

Menopausal Hair Loss: 75 percent of menopausal women suffer from female pattern hair loss. Menopausal women with this condition often see extensive hair loss from the top of their head. They also might notice that individual strands of hair become smaller in diameter, which increases the appearance of excessive hair loss. ...Read more

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Is going bald for woman solves her alopecia ?

Is going bald for woman solves her alopecia ?

A dermatologist will: give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is male pattern baldness genetic?

Is male pattern baldness genetic?

Yes: The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. It is thought to be autosomal dominant with mexed penetrance. ...Read more

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What is male pattern baldness?

What is male pattern baldness?

Androgenic Alopecia: Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition that results in thinning or baldness of the temples, frontal scalp, and/or crown. The sides and back of the scalp are unaffected. It is well known that a hormone, dihidrotestosterone (dht), results in miniturization of the hair follicles, causing the hair to thin and become fine. Treatments include topical 5% rogaine (minoxidil) (otc) & Propecia 1mg daily (rx). ...Read more

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Can i grow beard with rogaine (minoxidil) ? What hormone causes masculine chracteristics

Can i grow beard with rogaine (minoxidil) ? What hormone causes masculine chracteristics

You can try: Hormone is testosterone. If you're a woman who wants to adopt the male body / role, there are programs in most developed nations that can help you. If you're a man who's genetically programmed to have a very thin beard despite normal testosterone (erections, body odor), you can try rogaine (minoxidil) for your face / chest (anecdotes of success), or simply note many women prefer a thin-bearded, smooth man. ...Read more

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What is real DHT men's shampoo for thinning hair?

What is real DHT men's shampoo for thinning hair?

DHT: is TESTOSTERONE and there are NO SCIENTIFICALLY based medical studies which show TOPICAL Testosterone as an effective means of treating thinning hair in mail pattern balndess (in fact testosterone used to be thought of as the CAUSE for MPB!!!!! ROGAINE is what you should be researching Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more