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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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What can lead to hair loss in women?

What can lead to hair loss in women?

Many reasons: Some of the reasons for hair loss > 1. Heredity 2. Stress 3. Low hemoglobin levels 4. Various drugs (especially chemotherapy drugs). ...Read more

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How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter.Food to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter.Food to prevent hair loss?

What I find helpful: What i find helpful, which isnt food is baby oil, I have very bad dandruff especially in the winter time is baby oil, ( we also use this method in the nursing home for the elderly patients and it works well!) 1) wet your hair, 2) apply and rub in baby oil in hair, 3) rinse out and use regular shampoo to get the baby oil smell out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss in old age?

How to prevent hair loss in old age?

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, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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What are the different ways or diet to prevent hair loss and baldness to women?

What are the different ways or diet to prevent hair loss and baldness to women?

Baldness in women: Before this question can be answered it is very imperative that you find out the cause for hair loss. These are plethoric and you should be seen by a competent dermatologist to elucidate what if anything may be causing the loss. ...Read more

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Can weight gaining supplements lead to the negative effects of hair loss and acne?

Can weight gaining supplements lead to the negative effects of hair loss and acne?

Who prepared them?: "weight gaining supplements" prepared in the gym have been known to be spiked with anabolic steroids. These can make acne flare and speed hair loss. Please be careful. Otherwise, get with your physician -- acne can be treated and if you wish, it could be possible to address hair loss. ...Read more

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Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Not a good approach: There are several medical approaches to male baldness. This is a poor choice. Risk of blood clots. Probably will need to buy a bra. ...Read more

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I read some meds can break down collagen in hair follicles and cause hair loss. Any foods to eat to help build levels up to promote hair regrowth?

I read some meds can break down collagen in hair follicles and cause hair loss. Any foods to eat to help build levels up to promote hair regrowth?

Internet fantasy: There's not even any collagen worth speaking of in hair follicles. I've been looking at them under the microscope for a half a century. This stuff is made up by "natural healing folks" who pretend to be your friends. A few meds can produce hair loss but this isn't due to collagen problems. Further, food choices aren't the key to managing this or the vast majority of other health issues. Cheers. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss for teenagers?

How to prevent hair loss for teenagers?

Why: The best way to prevent hair loss is to find out why hair is falling out. Some reasons include fungal infection, pcos, thyroid disease and some autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How to teens prevent a loss of interest in life?

How to teens prevent a loss of interest in life?

Treatment: Loss of interest in life is seen in depression. Depression is a serious medical problem that requires treatment. Treatment should include both therapy and medication. I would strongly encourage you to ask your doctor for a referral to a child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss since the age of 16?

How to prevent hair loss since the age of 16?

There are a variety: of reasons for hair loss. Recommend dermatologic evaluation to determine cause. The cause dictates the treatment (usually). ...Read more

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Will eight loss cause hairfall? Which food help to increase hair growth?

Will eight loss cause hairfall? Which food help to increase hair growth?

Maybe: Crash dieting may produce telogen effluvium. It is transient. Get a sensible guide to fitness and diet. Food choice is not the key to this. ...Read more

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Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Unlikely: Hair growth is, for the most part, genetically mediated. There are some circumstances in which regrowth may occur, but not usually associated with weights. There are several surgical ways of replacing hair and a good plastic surgeon may help you. ...Read more

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Is follihair good to combat hair loss n promote hair growth?

Not best choice: Some better choices... Rogaine, propecia, (finasteride) biotin and fish oil have all been shown to promote healthy hair growth and in some cases regrowth. ...Read more

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What are the different ways or diet to prevent hair loss and baldness to women?

Baldness in women: Before this question can be answered it is very imperative that you find out the cause for hair loss. These are plethoric and you should be seen by a competent dermatologist to elucidate what if anything may be causing the loss. ...Read more

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Iam a 25yrs lady, how to prevent hair loss? Wat is the diet..

Iam a 25yrs lady, how to prevent hair loss? Wat is the diet..

Hair loss: Hair loss is less common in women than in men. If you are healthy, i would recommend well balanced diet that has plenty of necessary vitamins and nutrients. Nothing special and by the way you don't need to supplement with any artificial vitamins. Make sure to treat your hair gently and apply as less chemicals and subject it to as least thermal damage as possible. ...Read more

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How can you prevent hair loss in women?

Iron supplement: I have had limited success with iron supplements and copper containing shampoo which may prevent hair fall. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss - woman in late 40s?

How to prevent hair loss - woman in late 40s?

Possible Tel Effl: Late 40 women may have onset of telogen effluvium.Wash hair nightly Don't Brush hard Blow dry carefully Some of the TE may return in future ...Read more

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What can women do to prevent hair loss?

What can women do to prevent hair loss?

Female hormone: Hair loss most commonly sufferred by women is due to female hormone imbalance, for example, women after delivery (of baby) would find significant hair loss; women after menopause would appreciate hair loss(gradually or after years). ...Read more

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How can I prevent hair loss that has been occurring already. I am 58 to female. ?

Alopecia: Difficult problem. See your primary care dr for blood work. Ana, tsh, iron studies and dhea should be drawn. A dermatologist can inject patches of loss. Often times there is not much to do about this difficult problem. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hair loss as a woman without going to a doctor?

Hair loss 35 yo woma: Make sure you eat healthy, avoid certain medical conditions like anemia, thyroid disorders, and others. Maintain normal period to minimize hormonal imbalances unfortunately certain genetic factors are not treatable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Hair Loss: Hair is a protective adaptation of the body to the elements. Hair loss may be a result of numerous factors which may include, genetics, metabolic or exposure to a toxic environment. Medical treatment includes minoxidil, spirinolactone, propecia, (finasteride) etc... There are surgical options which includes implants. Laser therapy may help. Alternative remedies such as fo-ti may also be of help. ...Read more

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How do I prevent hair loss?

How do I prevent hair loss?

Male Hair Loss Tx's: Hereditary male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in men. Hair follicles at the frontal and crown areas begin to miniaturize in a recognizable pattern eventually creating total baldness over the top of the scalp. Treatments include oral finasteride, topical minoxidil, laser therapy and PRP platelet rich plasma. However, once follicles are dead and gone, transplants are needed. ...Read more

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Natural way yo thicken hair and prevent hair loss?

Hair loss prevention: There is no 100% remedy, however, some people have had success by completing a scalp coconut oil massage about 2 to 3 times a month. ...Read more

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How can we check what type of hair do I have and what is the best thing to avoid hair fall. Does having short length hair help prevent hair loss?

How can we check what type of hair do I have and what is the best thing to avoid hair fall. Does having short length hair help prevent hair loss?

No: Short hair does not prevent hair loss. If there is underlying problem such as low iron, abnormal thyroid or hormone problems these can contribute to hair loss. Do not over process your hair, and do not do crash diets, if there is hair loss that concerns you see dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can i do to prevent hair loss??

What can i do to prevent hair loss??

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss? I m a 21 yr boy havng hair loss for 2yrs

See a dermatologist: With 2 years of hair loss at the age of 21 you really need to see a dermatologist. There are many things to consider and a dermatologist is trained to evaluate hair problems. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss help! I am in need of hair specialist.?

Yes: An endocrinologist will help you solve the cause and type of alopecia. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

PREVENTING HAIR LOSS: AH! THAT WOULD BE BILLION DOLLAR PRODUCT . . . NO WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS. I REMEMBER A WAG* ONCE SAYING, "THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS IS TO CASTRATE YOUR GRANDPARENTS." KEEP YOU HAIR CLEAN; SHAMPOO OFTEN; EAT A HEALTHFUL DIET; AND STAY HAPPY . . . *A WAG IS A WITTY AMUSING PERSON WHO MAKES JOKES . . . ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Hair loss: If you are a male the most important cause is genetic male pattern baldness. Some important preventable causes of hair loss are iron deficiency anemia and hypothyroidism (lazy thyroid). ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more