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Cure For Androgenitic Alopecia In Women
Meds & Transplants: Female androgenetic alopecia / hereditary hair thinning can be effectively managed w/ Rx meds like topical minoxidil 82M, laser therapy, PRP & hair transplants depending on its severity. Early cases of shedding, thinning & decreased volume are managed with non-invasive treatments. Severe depletion of hair follicles can be corrected with FUE hair transplant. Seek an experienced "ABHRS" physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is effective at preventing hair loss, however it has been implicated in causing erectile dysfunction as a side effect. I suggest that you discuss these issues with your physician before beginning the medication and learn about all the medication's risks and benefits. As an alternative hair transplant is a safe long term solution to male pattern baldness. ...Read more
Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause(s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?
Alopecia: This is a tough question as there are still a number of possibilities causes. The most common cause is a genetic thinning, but traction alopecia, scalp dermatitis, iron deficiency or thyroid disease, alopecia areata (diffuse type), and telogen effluvium are also seen. Some of these causes can also be almost as common. I suggest evaluation by a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more
Age of 6 or 7 I developed alopecia areata and androgenic alopecia. How come I developed androgenic alopecia at young age? I thought men get that
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more
Same as in men: Low testosterone levels in men and women can be returned to normal by testosterone supplementation in order to improve mood, thinking/memory, bone strength, sex drive plus erectile function in men. Testosterone supplementation can help increase muscle & decrease fat in those who also exercise & eat properly. Testosterone has similar risks in both men & women including heart attack & stroke, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How common is hair loss in women? I never see a female who is losing hair. How common is it for women to experience hair loss?
For male pattern baldness (24 yrs), is spironolactone 25mg daily effective for hair regrowth? Can the dose cause chemical castration on long term use?
No, it's not good: Sprinolactone is used to reduce the levels of male hormones in women with hair loss. It's not the appropriate drug for men. The only drugs that are fda approved for hair loss in men are Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil). Consult with your dermatologist for an appropriate treatment that fits your needs. ...Read more
Is propecia (finasteride) 5mg more beneficial than propecia (finasteride) 1mg? Which should I take? *note i'm in the early stages of male pattern baldness.
More is not better: In medicine, in so many ways, the assumption that more is better is repeatedly proven false. For alopecia, Finasteride (the generic for propecia) all one needs is 1 mg/day. But, the 5 mg pill is less expensive. So many people get the five and break it up into three or four pieces. ...Read more
Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that area, so the fda says the manufacturer cannot claim that it works anywhere else. However, in the real world, it works the same way on the frontal scalp as it does on the crown. ...Read more
Homeopathy: Homeopathy is not a system of medicine intended to suppress. Its aim is to perceive the disturbance in the restorative system, and to assist it in correcting itself through deep-acting medicines ("remedies"). Symptom relief results. Allopathic medicines are made to suppress symptoms, if this is what you want -- unfortunately though, suppression may lead to more challenging issues in the future. ...Read more
41 years old male with male pattern baldness, any other oral medication besides propecia (finasteride) that can help reduce the hairloss/?
None: There is no vitamin that can cure that. ...Read more
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