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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
Recently one medicine was in news, discovered for androgenic alopecia, what is the name of the medicine? Can I use this now for baldness treatment ?
Been around.: Finasteride propecia It is a blocker of male hormones. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9777765 "Recent postmarking studies have found that [this drug] has been associated with sexual and non-sexual adverse events" http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1904925 I am not recommending you use it. More info can be found by inbox consultation with me, board certified clinical pharm. ...Read more
Proprecia=Finasterid: Hi the most common side effects of Propecia (finasteride) are a diminishment of the prostate seminal fluid production. Many people in the medical community would also comment on the expense of Propecia and recommend the less expensive treatment with the generic version, finasteride. ...Read more
I have only receding hairline, but I am not having baldness, no bald spot. No one in my family has ever had baldness. Any medicine treatment possible?
Hairline: Probably not necessary but uncommon for an 18 year old. You can check with your hairdresser - least expensive - or your doctor. ...Read more
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
I a girl 24 years old - is minoxidil use in treatment genetic baldness and what the name of the best product for the treatment of hereditary baldness?
The effect of: Minoxidil in the treatment of baldness is very modest . There is really no effective treatment for hereditary baldness . The hair transplant specialists states that they get good result . It is a very expensive procedure . You might have couple of opinions with hair transplant specialist about the success rate , price , risk and benefit, . ...Read more
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