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Different Types Of Baldness
Hi there I'm starting to get 2-3 different bald patches on my head some bigger than others I'm only 25 is this common for people my age?
Genetics: All depends on your genes. If you have other men in your family that are bald or balding then you likely are experiencing male patterned baldness. If you have other associated symptoms might be worth checking your thyroid level as well. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, there are products/procedures/medications that can limit hair loss if you catch it early enough ...Read more
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
Hello I d be grateful if you could tell me what the recommended dosage of avodart 0 5 mg dutasteride is for long term use against male pattern baldness I ve been told contradictory things and read different amounts online and is it ok to switch from dutas
Not approved for it: Avodart (dutasteride) is only indicated/approved for treatment of prostatic enlargement(bph) and nothing else, yet. It is in the same class as Finasteride (propecia) which is indicated for male pattern baldness treatment. It works for some and not others. It may decrease libido and causes other side effcts. If u r using avodart, (dutasteride) consider Propecia as it is approved for both. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Ive been having a problem with scab picking mainly the back of my scalp one area. It's now leaving a small bald spot. What type of Dr do I see?
Scab picking: You should first see your Primary doctor! ...Read more
I had kidney tx 12 mnths ago.I have slightly baldness, alopecia.What type of hair product shall I use for my hair regrowth?Using(tacrolimus, mycophenala
Switch tacrolimus: Alopecia is a recognized side effect of tacrolimus (fk 506). If it is truly a new problem (started after tne transplant), there are 2 possible strategies. Sometimes using a zinc supplement helps. But the simplest + most effective approach is to ask your transplant team to switch the tacrolimus to cyclosporine, another very effective immunosuppressant. The team will usually agree. Good luck. ...Read more
Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.
It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read that hair texture and male pattern baldness are on different chromosomes, therefore, texture doesn't determine balding patterns?
Look around: You will easily find balding men & women with kinky, wavey, or straight hair. ...Read more
I have what I believe to be some type of skin irritation or infection that's causing baldness in certain areas of my scalp & inflammation to my beard area that's causing puss to squeeze out through pours of my skin & if not still have smell of infct?
2 infections: Infection causing the bald patches is usually fungal. The malodorous infection of the beard is probably a distinct bacterial infection that may or may not originate within the hair follicles. Both are treatable. Would discuss with you primary physician or visit a nearby urgent care center ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what I believe to be some type of skin irritation or infection that's causing baldness in certain areas of my scalp & inflammation to my beard area that's causing puss to squeeze out through pours of my skin & if not still have smell of infctn?
Google: Google it you should be able to get pictures show you the difference ...Read more
"resting phase": For those who remember all the steps of mitosis from high school, they remember that after anaphase and telophase (the dna splits up to form two distinct nucleii), the cells rest. If there's a major shock to the system, the cells enter a second resting phase, then "die" while new cells pop up. Thus from birth, the hair cells enter resting phase, and hair falls out, to be replaced in a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Possible Causes: People can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, genetic factors, or alopecia areata. ...Read more
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. Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male-pattern baldness (common), telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of "baldness": Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding. While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same genes: The more chest and back hair a man is naturally blessed with, the faster his hair regresses on his scalp. This is quite a close correlation. Some treatment options are available for loss of scalp hair, or the man can embrace his masculinity and heritage and remember that 95% of good looks is physical fitness. Photo guy isn't complaining. ...Read more
Many Possible Causes: Women can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, or alopecia areata. ...Read more
No: The reason that so many silly claims are made for garlic is that it's absorbed through the skin and the smell appears on the breath. It does have some interesting pharmacologic effects, but "curing baldness" isn't one of them -- if there were any easy cure, mr. Gorbachev, who had at his command the world's best information-gathering system, would still have a full head of hair. ...Read more
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