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Is there any ultimate remedy for curing baldness (alopecia)?

Is there any ultimate remedy for curing baldness (alopecia)?

No: Not at present, and probably not in our lifetime. At least it's never a fatal disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Any treatment for baldness?

Any treatment for baldness?

Family practice : You may go to a hair specialist. Determine what treatment is best for you. Rogaine (minoxidil) , Proscar , lazer or even hair transplant are different options. ...Read more

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Naturl treatment for alopecia?

Naturl treatment for alopecia?

ALOPECIA NATURAL RX: There is no "natural" treatment for alopecia (hairloss). Vitamins such as biotin and vitamin d can sometimes help. Check with your doctor to make sure these are ok for you. ...Read more

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Is there any natural home made,alopathic, homeopathic treatment for teenage baldness?

Is there any natural home made,alopathic, homeopathic treatment for teenage baldness?

See a dermatologist.: Begin with a diagnosis. Not all hair loss is the same. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. You can probably be helped. Forget "natural". It has no meaning. Forget "homemade". It will get you nowhere. Forget "homeopathic". No homeopathic remedy is anything but placebo. Don't be a sucker for any of these con games. ...Read more

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Any good remedy for female alopecia besides propecia (finasteride)?

Any good remedy for female alopecia besides propecia (finasteride)?

Propecia (finasteride) is not: given to women of child bearing age. There are so many new things on the horizon. I have good success with supplement like Viviscal, Hair growth lasers, cortisone injections in the scalp and other topical agents similar to propecia (finasteride) in chemistry without the oral side effects. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for androgenic alopecia?

Is there any treatment for androgenic alopecia?

Hair Restoration: I agree with dr. Pollard -- but there has been success with Minoxidil topically as well as with finasteride. Hair transplants can work well. We are working on a variety of hair restoration topical sprays and techniques that have shown promise as well....But the official answer for now is: minoxidil, finasteride, and hair transplants. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for alopecia totalis?

Is there a cure for alopecia totalis?

Alopecia totalis: This depends on how long the condition has been present. In the early stage of this extreme hair loss on the scalp, there are certain topical medications that have been used as well as injections of a steroid over a period of weeks or months. A dermatologist will be able to discuss many or all of the various remedies that are now being used. No over-the-counter treatments will help. Best luck! ...Read more

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Why is there no cure for baldness?

Why is there no cure for baldness?

It's the genes: We now cure 4 out of 6 cases of cancer (up from 2 of 6 when I was a kid), but managing baldness and other entities that are deeply embedded in development and genetic programs is still in the future. For now, there's medicines and surgery, baseball caps, or embracing masculinity and remembering that 95% of good looks is fitness, wherever you do or don't grow hair. ...Read more

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How good is rogaine (minoxidil) for baldness?

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Mildly effective: For androgenetic alopecia, or genetic male pattern baldness, Minoxidil can be mildly effective at maintaining hair density and regrowing hair. Propecia, (finasteride) is an oral medication, which can be more effective at regrowing hair. These remedies, however, are both more effective for younger men or men who are currently in the process of losing hair. ...Read more

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Are there any success stories for alopecia areata treatments?

Are there any success stories for alopecia areata treatments?

Yes, Many: Injections, topical therapies, steroids and oral therapies can all help, sometimes permanently. Get to a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Natural cures for jaundice?

Natural cures for jaundice?

What's natural ? : Jaundice is not a disease it is more of a symptom/sign . You must find the underlying cause before you can treat it. See an MD to evaluate. Remember, arsenic, botulinum toxin and Ebola are all natural.... but I wouldn't recommend you take any of them. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil effective for male pattern baldness?

Yes: Clinical trials have demonstrated clinical benefits using topical Minoxidil for vertex male pattern alopecia. ...Read more

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Natural cures for gastritis?

Natural cures for gastritis?

Gastritis: Cures for gastritis depend upon the actual cause of the gastritis. E.G. If the cause is an infection with h. Pylori, then the cure involves multiple antibiotics. Find the cause first and foremost. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatment for alopecia universalis?

Is there any new treatment for alopecia universalis?

Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or other. All of these issues need to be ruled-out then addressed appropriately. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil effective for hair loss ?

Is minoxidil effective  for hair loss ?

Minoxidil: If hair growth is going to occur with the use of minoxidil, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for several months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. Hair loss will begin again within a few months after Minoxidil treatment is stopped. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for alopecia universalis?

Unfortunately No!: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder with varying extent of hairloss. Alopecia universalis is the most extensive and can be hard to treat. Sometime there is spontaneous improvement but the course is unpredictable. Treatment with agents that induce irritant dermatitis (dncb) and other immune modulators can be tried. However patients with alopecia totalis usually have a poorer prognosis. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for baldness?

Will there ever be a cure for baldness?

Don't know. Start w: Dermatology evaluation. Medications - Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people. ...Read more

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What are the medicines and cure for baldness?

What are the medicines and cure for baldness?

Yes: Several meds are used to treat baldness, rogaine, (minoxidil) for men and women and a few other meds for male pattern baldness in women. D/w your doctor the appropriate options for you. ...Read more

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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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