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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Overview)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp not covered by hair.


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Does weed cause baldness or help regrow hair? I understand most medical terms so please use them if necessary.

Does weed cause baldness or help regrow hair? I understand most medical terms so please use them if necessary.

If any : Effect, it would be feminization. "weed" is known to decrease testosterone levels, cause male breast growth and make infertility. On that theory , less hair loss, but it wouldn't grow hair. Marijuana is not good for sex hormones. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Overview)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp not covered by hair.


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Does thinning and breakage near the crown of your head always mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?

Does thinning and breakage near the crown of your head always mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?

Hard to tell: It can mean male pattern baldness but there are also other causes of hair thinning and breakage. Only a thorough history and an exam can help arrive at the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Tip)

Managing Hair Loss

Daily biotin prevents falling of hair and helps rejuvinate hair, giving them shine. ...See more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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Can osteopaths treat baldness?

Can osteopaths treat baldness?

Yes.: They have dermatology specialty training (dermatology residency program to train future dermatologists). ...Read more

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How do you treat a baldness problem?

How do you treat a baldness problem?

Three steps: First, we have to identify the reason for hair loss. Second, we have to stop the hair loss with topical and/or oral medications. Third, we can replace lost hair with a hair transplantation procedure. ...Read more

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If someone cuts the hair bald, is ringworm then treated as normal or are pills still necessary. Is there any way to get rid of hair ringworm without?

If someone cuts the hair bald, is ringworm then treated as normal or are pills still necessary. Is there any way to get rid of  hair ringworm without?

Pills are needed: The fungus gets into the hair follicles that are deep in the skin, and shaving only trims the exposed hair shaft. It is unlikely that topical creams will penetrate deeply enough on scalp hair follicles, but it is usually effective on body ringworm. None of my patients have been successful without pills. ...Read more

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How efficient is aminexil & tretinoin in treating male baldness ?

Hair loss: Propecia and rogaine are the only medications known to have a positive effect on hair loss in males. The other route is to consider hair transplantations which are done easily, totally naturally, are undetectable and have no donor site scars. ...Read more

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If you had to guess, would you say there may be a good treatment for baldness or hair loss in the near future? RepliCel's trials look promising.

If you had to guess, would you say there may be a good treatment for baldness or hair loss in the near future? RepliCel's trials look promising.

Yes.: I have to guess almost every day in my office, and I suspect that there will be a legitimate treatment fairly soon, because lots of people are working on it, and there's a lot of money to be made. With all the money that people spend now on dubious treatments and outright frauds, imagine what they would spend on a legitimate treatment! How soon it will happen is anybody's guess. ...Read more

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Do any of baldness treatments actually work?

Do any of baldness treatments actually work?

Yes: Yes, there are two fda approved drugs for hair loss: rogain and propecia. Like all drugs, they might not work in every individual and may have side effects. But they also work for many people and have had no side effects. Consult your dermatologist if you're sufferring from thinning hair to determine if either drug would be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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