baldness

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

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Is baldness genetic?

Yes

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One needs two factors, one of the genes for male pattern baldness, mixed with testosterone, the predominant male hormone. Once the gene is present, in general the greater the testosterone (often visible by the amount of facial, chest and back hair) the greater the male pattern baldness. There are other types of baldness (such as alopecia totalis) which are rarer and not genetic in the same sense
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Why is my baby bald?

"resting phase"

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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.
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How can I be bald forever?

Hmmmm

Alopecia
Male-pattern baldness is a genetic issue that can be treated but tends to last your entire lifetime. You can't change your genes!
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Why do people become bald?

Many Possible Causes

Alopecia
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.
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Dr. Fred P. Gallo answered:

Can stress cause baldness?

Yes

Baldness
Psychological stress can result in various physical conditions, including hair loss. Practicing thought dropping, meditation exercises, and various relaxation exercises can help. However, it's best to get a medical evaluation, since there are many medical conditions, such as thyroid problems, that can be the cause.
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Can sarafem cause baldness?

Can Case Hair Loss

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Sarafem is indicated for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in adult women. Its active ingredient is fluoxetine which is also the active ingredient in Prozac. Hair loss, or alopecia, is an infrequently reported side effect. Baldness is not reported, but any hair loss can be distressing. Consult your physician if you are experiencing hair loss while taking Sarafem.
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Any treatment for baldness?

Family practice

Baldness
You may go to a hair specialist. Determine what treatment is best for you. Rogaine , proscar , lazer or even hair transplant are different options.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

What am I going bald at 27?

Depends on cause...

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One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration. Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male-pattern baldness (common), telogen effluvium, etc...
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Syndactyly and pie baldness?

Hand surgeon

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You need to see a board-certified hand surgeon. Find one here: http://handsurgery.org/locator/
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Is bald spot on head curable?

Yes

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It is probably Alopecia Areata which can be treated by a Dermatologist
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