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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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Does putting coconut oil on my skin and on my head( bald) helps make it smoother and clearer?

Does putting coconut oil on my skin and on my head( bald) helps make it smoother and clearer?

May be: There is nothing magical about coconut oil. Any oil will provide similar benefit. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am 23 with thinning hair. I don't want to be bald. Help?

I am 23 with thinning hair. I don't want to be bald. Help?

Seek cause: If this is male pattern baldness, your choices are medication, surgery, or embracing your masculinity and genetic heritage. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness, and where he does and does not have hair is really a non-issue -- ask photoguy. If your loss is due to hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium, or fungus, it's treatable; alopecia areata less so. ...Read more

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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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I'm losing my hair everyday and becoming bald, please help?

I'm losing my hair everyday and becoming bald, please help?

Many causes: Most common actually is major stress 3-6 months before you first noted hair loss but any illness can do it- especially hyprerthyroidism if not ill, can be genetic see general md or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi can taking too much zinc trigger hair thinning in the form of male pattern baldness ? Please help

Hi can taking too much zinc trigger hair thinning in the form of male pattern baldness ? Please help

Doubtful: You're eighteen years old and right about now, you're going to lose the hair on the your temples like every other guy between 18 and 22 years. Taking zinc routinely isn't an especially good idea but i'm not aware of any reason to think it will accelerate further hair loss. You'll find "holistic medicine" sites that claim it cures baldness ; others that it causes baldness; ignore this stuff. ...Read more

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I have thyroid and pcod now my hair is falling like anything.What to do to prevent hair fall? If it continues i ll became bald. Kindly help me.

I have thyroid and pcod now my hair is falling like anything.What to do to prevent hair fall? If it continues i ll became bald. Kindly help me.

Don't know what : Your thyroid problem is, but it can cause hair loss that returns to normal after months when your thyroid problem is corrected. The pcos causes increases in male hormones and Insulin resistance, which can also lead to not only hair loss but abnormal hair growth that is more difficult to treat. Talk w/your doctor. Are you on metformin, it can help reduce Insulin resistance. Use diet/exercise as wel. ...Read more

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I have haito loss due to PCOS. I'm obese 256 pounds. Will exercise help stop the hair fall? Or is this permanent and I will go bald? Please help!

I have haito loss due to PCOS. I'm obese 256 pounds. Will exercise help stop the hair fall? Or is this permanent and I will go bald? Please help!

256 pounds: Time to start losing your weight. Please go to a nearby training facility and gradually lose weight under control of a weight specialist. Don't try and lose weight "overnight" - be patient! I don't think your weight will cause hair loss. Surely you have seen many markedly overweight women without hair loss. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going bald at 18, help me settle this please?

Can you advise me on going bald at 18, help me settle this please?

Here's the facts: All normally-masculinized males lose the hair on the temples between age 18 and age 22. You're too young to have developed androgenic alopecia, but your hair loss will correlate eventually with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. Ask PhotoGuy -- he's not complaining. Other hair loss (telogen effluvium, alopecia areata) are distinct & call for a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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How to stop hair fall and grow hairs in bald area? Please help.

How to stop hair fall and grow hairs in bald area?  Please help.

Depends on cause...: 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 (some treatments: minoxidil, hair transplants, etc...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illnesses. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read more

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How to stop the signs of male pattern baldness, can you help me?

How to stop the signs of male pattern baldness, can you help me?

Options: If this is indeed male pattern baldness, your options are medications (any physician can provide these), specialist surgery, and/or embracing your masculinity and your genetics. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness. Photo guy seems happy with himself -- perhaps this is your opportunity to get back into the fitness lifestyle you enjoyed as a teen. ...Read more

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How can I stop my hair from fallin out I have got alopesha areata, my harr has been fallin for 5 months now and I have 3 big bald patches please help?

How can I stop my hair from fallin out I have got alopesha areata, my harr has been fallin for 5 months now and I have 3 big bald patches please help?

Steroid injections: This is caused by an autoimmune process. If less than 50% of the hair is involved you can get injections with a steroid. In children we can use a topical midpotent steroid as well. Usually oral medication is not indicated. See your dermatologist about intraresional steroid injections. ...Read more

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My hair grew in weird/bald spot please help, what to do?

My hair grew in weird/bald spot please help, what to do?

Bald spots: it is important to determine the cause of the bald spots and treat that problem first. For instance, if you have ringworm infection causing bald spots, it is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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I hav habbit of pulling hair.Its been 5 years.N i hav bald patches.Pls help me to overcome ths.Plsss help..

I hav habbit of pulling hair.Its been 5 years.N i hav bald patches.Pls help me to overcome ths.Plsss help..

Trichotillomania: That is the condition you are describing. This is treatable with psychological therapy and sometimes medications in addition to therapy. See your doctor about it. S/he may refer you to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Does garlic help cure baldness ?

Does garlic help cure baldness ?

No: The reason that so many silly claims are made for garlic is that it's absorbed through the skin and the smell appears on the breath. It does have some interesting pharmacologic effects, but "curing baldness" isn't one of them -- if there were any easy cure, mr. Gorbachev, who had at his command the world's best information-gathering system, would still have a full head of hair. ...Read more

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Help can baldness really get inherited from your maternal grandfather?

Help can baldness really get inherited from your maternal grandfather?

That's foolish: Baldness results from at least a few genes, and which ancestors are and aren't affected is superstition. A young man will probably eventually have hair loss in direct proportion to how much chest hair he's naturally blessed with. Since 95% of good looks in a man is his level of physical fitness rather than where he does or does not have hair, it's all the more reason to continue exercising. ...Read more

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Im suffering from female pattern baldness stage 2. Please help. Its very stressing.

Go see your doctor: Or go see doctor who specializes in hair loss/replacement. Hair loss can be genetic as well as hormonal. Don't forget stress, thyroid & infections. But if hormonal, check for Dht (dihydrotestosterone) & testosterone. Too much male hormone in women can cause this. Birth control pills & spironolactone can sometimes help combat androgenic effect. And check to be sure t not rubbing off from partner. ...Read more

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Help! can baldness be cured by applying aloevera gel?

Help! can baldness be cured by applying aloevera gel?

No: I'm sorry anyone troubled you with this foolish idea. Male pattern baldness is genetically programmed. A very fit man like photo guy may embrace it as his masculine heritage. Or you have a variety of medical and surgical options. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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