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Tend to run families: ...But no association I am aware of w/any genetic problems. ...Read more
It depends-see below: Depending on how young you're talking about, there may be an underlying cause -- it's worth it to talk to your doctor. There are family tendencies to starting to gray in your 20's; if that's the situation, or if there's no underlying cause, the only 'cure' is hair dye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: If you mean temporary hair loss due to a medicine or stress or weight loss, it will usually grow back on its own. If you mean hereditary baldness, your only current options are a hair transplant or a hairpiece. As my father used to say, he who loses his hair early in life will have toupee for it. (rimshot, please...). ...Read more
Therapy & an SSRI: Hair pulling-or trichotillomania-is classified as an impulse control disorder in the dsm iv. It is difficult to treat so it is important to get into cbt therapy as soon as possible. Typically, the medication which is prescribed as an adjunct to therapy is an ssri such as fluoxetine. The sooner you seek treatment the better, as hair-pulling becomes more habitual with time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, but...: If you have hereditary male or female pattern hair loss, there is an over-the-counter topical medication called rogaine (aka minoxidil) that you can buy without a prescription. This is the only topical preparation that has been shown to help grow hair in controlled clinical studies. Everything else is snake oil. Otherwise save your money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple reasons: There are a variety of reasons hair falls out. These include poor diet, stress and improper chemical treatments to your hair. Internal abnormalities can also affect hair growth including thyroid disorders, iron deficiency, low B12 and other hormone disorders. The best thing to do is have a complete workup by a board dermatologist who will help you identify the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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