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Can long hair fall or breaks down more easily? (male)

Can long hair fall or breaks down more easily? (male)

The longer: The hair the more potential for a weak place in the hair protein that can break with physical or chemical trauma. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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My hair is very long but in few days my hair fall more than previous days please suggest me?

My hair is very long but in few days my hair fall more than previous days please suggest me?

Depends: Depending on your health, hormone, nutritional status....will determine the outcome of your hair cycle. ...Read more

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When my hair is long, I find out that the tendency of my hair fall increases rather than having a short hair. Does long hair cause more hair fall?

When my hair is long, I find out that the tendency of my hair fall increases rather than having a short hair. Does long hair cause more hair fall?

Long hair: Long hair should not cause your hair to fall out. It seems to be in vogue for men and women.

I would start with a visit to a hair stylist — they can check things out, direct you, and likely sell you appropriate gels atc.

Expensive? — probably.
Worthwhile? — almost certainly. ...Read more

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I m 23 yrs old. I hv a problem of hair fall and dandruff from a long tym. I use 2 hv head full of hair but nw m experiencing thining of hair please advice?

I m 23 yrs old. I hv a problem of hair fall and dandruff from a long tym. I use 2 hv head full of hair but nw m experiencing thining of hair please advice?

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, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). 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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Can taken a sleeping tablet every night make your hair fall out... Stillnot sleeping tablets? And can they affect your memory in the long term

Hmmmm: What kind of sleeping tablets are you taking? Sounds unlikely. I'd put my money on the other meds you've listed; the underlying insomnia (stress-related) or the sle which you listed as one of your conditions. Some sleeping pills can affect your memory, but it's generally short term. Hair loss can be from a lot of things, but sleeping pills aren't the first thing I think about. ...Read more

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My hair is short and is not growing longer since last 4 years. Recently I started facing hair fall problems as well. I am 19 years old. I have curly hair.

Hair short...: In a 19-year old, likely causes of altered hair growth include nutritional deficiency, iron deficiency, and hypothyroidism. Your doctor should perform an evaluation on you. ...Read more

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Can taking phendimetrazine 35 mg over long periods make your hair fall out?

Can taking phendimetrazine 35 mg over long periods make your hair fall out?

Long term usage: First of all this weight reducing drug is not recommended for long term usage. Many side effects can develop chief of which is cardiac. And yes you can lose hair with long term usage. ...Read more

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How long does your hair fall out after dengue fever?

How long does your hair fall out after dengue fever?

3 months: After any illness pregnancy or significant weight loss you may notice hair loss in about 3 months. This will grow back. This is called telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Does weed make your hair fall out? Does smoking weed over a long period cause hairloss?

Never heard of this: Have not seen any patients using marijuana experience hair loss, and have not seen it listed as an adverse drug reaction from cannabis anywhere. Very heavy use of cannabis, like very heavy use of tobacco, can decrease blood flow, and this could potentially influence hair loss. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I want my hairs shiny, strong and much longer quickly, I am using sunsilk hair fall solution, is there any international shampoo?

No: Go to a salon with good products. They can help you. No magic shampoo, cream, treatment that is best for everyone than anything else. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take evion 400 daily for long term usage for hair fall or should I take with other vitamins supplements and should I give gap using it.

Is it safe to take evion 400 daily for long term usage for hair fall or should I take with other vitamins supplements and should I give gap using it.

Worthless: This is vitamin E, one of the great disappointments of 20th century medicine. It was hoped that it would be a wonder antioxidant, but in the big studies, people randomized to receive big doses had no clear health benefits and somewhat increased mortality. If you're a young woman losing your hair, get evaluated for thyroid disease, telogen effluvium, and a few others. ...Read more

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I am 24. I have irregular menses since 2008, my body hair has grown longer and darker(upper lip, inner thighs) and i have acne and hair fall problem.

I am 24. I have irregular menses since 2008, my body hair has grown longer and darker(upper lip, inner thighs) and i have acne and hair fall problem.

It may be PCOS: Or polycystic ovary syndrome which is a hormonal problem that leads to the symptoms you describe. Your doctor can do an exam and some tests to confirm this. Treatment would be getting pregnant or taking certain birth control pills, metformin, spironolactone or losing some weight. You might also be reacting to stress or exposure to drugs like marijuana. www.pcosfoundation.org ...Read more

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Excessive hair fall?

Evaluation: See your dermatologist for evaluation of course, then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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How to reduce hair fall?

How to reduce hair fall?

First...: First you have to find out what is causing it. Lots of things cause accelerated hair turnover, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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I can stop my hair fall?

I can stop my hair fall?

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, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). 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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How to save my hair fall?

First, see the dr.: Get an evaluation from a Dr. and assure you have no underlying medical causes (such as thyroid disorders or anxiety) that can be treated for your thinning hair/hair loss. Thinning hair may also be genetically predisposing as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to control hair fall?

Depends on the cause: Genetic hair loss in men is typically caused by the action of Dht on hair follicles. The best over the counter treatment is minoxidil, however prescription Finasteride will work well to help block the conversion of testosterone to dht. The combination of Minoxidil and Finasteride works well, so see your doctor. Scalp inflammation can also cause issues, so see your doctor if your scalp is itching. ...Read more

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How to control hair fall?

How to control hair fall?

See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How to control hair fall?

How to control hair fall?

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 (such as low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illnesses. Other causes may be: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read more

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How to stop in hair fall?

How to stop in hair fall?

Hair loss: Person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity or family history of hair loss asks: How to stop in hair fall? ANS: Find cause and correct. Send more information next time. Make a family tree men and women with pictures at your age and see if it runs in your family. In some balding even gallops. It that is the case live with it. Nothing you can do except get a rug/wig. ...Read more

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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

Many reasons: Multiple reasons can cause hair loss such as weight loss, low iron levels, post-partum, thyroid problems. See your internist, dermatologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

Resting phase: Approximately 10% of hair follicles are in the 'resting phase' during which time the fall out to make room for new growth. Up to 100 hairs lost per day can be considered as normal. Infection, stress, nutritional deficiencies, certain diseases and hormone fluctuations can cause excessive hair loss. ...Read more

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How can we stop hair fall?

How can we stop hair fall?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) (available OTC) can be helpful in some cases. Some men are genetically redisposed to losing hair early in life. If your father, uncles, and/or older brothers are balding then you are probably predisposed. If not, consider having your thyroid checked. Hair loss can be very disturbing to a man, but remember it is a sign of virulence, and many women like bald men. ...Read more

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How do I control hair fall?

Natural process: Would speak to your doctor and see what medication would be best to decrease loss. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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