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Can You Have A Receding Hairline And Not Be Going Bald On Top
Choose well: The best way is to choose the right parents. Unfortunately, the majority of your hair pattern and balding is determined by genetics. High hairlines and baldness tend to run in families. Medications can provide some relief for some people, but they a less than perfect and have side effects. Surgical hair transplantation has come along way in the last 20 years, but good results require time & money. ...Read more
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I've got a mild receding hairline at 17, baldness doesn't run in my family but this hairline does, it's been like this since I was 15! will I go bald?
Can't tell: For sure, but the genetic pattern exhibited by your relatives is very likely to recur with you. ...Read more
A- If my receding hairline was caused by deficiency, then will the hair grow back in the bald area if I correct the defcy? B- Is it likely/unlikely?
Forget it: It is not due to any "deficiency". If you want to deal with real facts and possible treatment, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I am experiencing hair loss (quality: receding hairline) and thin hair. Doing Nail rubbing, experienced new hairs on bald patches but hair still fallin?
Hair loss: There are many options available. Bimatoprost helps strengthen and lengthen hair. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with TE after taking birth control. It worsened after taking spironolactone. Now diagnosed as chronic TE. Regrowth falls out, normal labs. Can CTE cause a receding hairline in women? Or would that be caused by male pattern baldness?
Complicated question: I assume that TE means Telogenic Effluvium, a poorly understood dermatologic condition in which "resting" hair follicles suddenly start to shed. (Otherwise, TE can refer to Talipes Equinovarus, a foot & nail deformity). TE can, in general, cause receding hairlines in women w/o male pattern baldness. Drugs & nutrition often blamed, but only triggr. Use HealthTap Prime to get answers to your questio ...Read more
Preventing hairloss: If you are 17 and already experiencing male pattern hairloss, it is best to consider using Propecia (finasteride) and minoxidil. Be sure to discuss your health conditions and potential risks or side effects of these medicines with your primary care doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
Noticing hair loss, receding hairline. Some hairs are turning white/gray and wiry. Anything at all I can do to prevent further?
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, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium ...Read more
Is it possible for Sertraline to cause a receding hairline? If so, how can a medication that reduces stress levels cause more hair loss?
Baldness: baldness can cause stress and vice versa, typically stress induced hearing loss tends to be patchy. Any drug can theoretically promote hair loss. Talk to your prescribing physicians, possibly consult with a dermatologist for an inspection. Male pattern hair loss can be seen at your age ...Read more
Hair loss/thinning is happening at a fast rate, more hair comes out easier every day. Receding hairline. Best course of action? Supplements, shampoo
Hair loss: 35 M f San Fran asks hair line receding. What do I do? ANS: 1. Choose different grandparents. 2. Note u have HTN. Ask your Dr to give you oral Minoxidil for BP. But be prepared for hair to grow every where but where u want it. 3. Accept your family Hx which you cannot change yet. 4. Waste money on untested hair restoration products. Search PUBMED for trials of hair restoration. ...Read more
Many options!!!: Although follicular unit grafts are all the rage there area many options which begin with camouflage hair pieces, there are increasingly more advanced medical treatment options which progress up to surgical options. ...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?
Probably not necessary but uncommon for an 18 year old.
You can check with your hairdresser - least expensive - or your doctor. ...Read more
Yea: This does appear to be unusual and should be further evaluated by a physician such as a dermatologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more
Receding hairline:: If you compare a photo of your hairline now to one taken a few years ago, you will be able to determine if your hairline has changed. ...Read more
Telogen effluvium: Because telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. In our clinic we use B12 shots once a month which helps. ...Read more
Is it normal for my hairline to change if I'm only 16 years old?? My friend said I have a receding hairline and I really hope he's wrong...
Early but...: If your father is alive and he has lost hair ask him if he remembers when he started losing his hair. These things are frequently under genetic control. If you are vain enough you might consider hair transplants. Another approach is to read and contemplate the serenity prayer by Reinhold Neighbur. ...Read more
What kind of products (shampoo, pills, etc) w/o a prescription can u use if u think u might have a receding hairline & loss of hair everywhere?
For men Propecia (finasteride): Receding hairlines can be stopped in their tracks with selective androgen blockers such as popecia. There are side effects however so discuss this with your own physician. It is easier to stop hairloss than to get it to grow back. Please keep this in mind. ...Read more
Minoxidil (Rogaine): Rogaine (minoxidil) (otc) can sometimes gain substantial volume, but it will almost always minimize further hair loss. This is a topical treatment, and does have to be continued to maintain its results. Propecia (finasteride) is another medication which is often very helpful, but needs a prescription. Seek consultation with a qualified hair transplant surgeon in your area. ...Read more
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Medical treatment: There are shampoos that may help with he medication rogaine (minoxidil) in them. The best treatment is with Propecia, a medication that was originally given for the prostate they found in development that it also made hair grow. It can be prescribed by your physician. It has some side effects and can cause birth defects in pregnant women so ask your doctor these questions. ...Read more