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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Men that go bald very young? Is it a sign of internal hormonal problems?

Men that go bald very young?  Is it a sign of internal hormonal problems?

Rarely: Young men can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage, certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, hereditary (genetic) factors, or alopecia areata. If hormonal problems are suspected, other signs might exist including hirsuitism and acne. ...Read more

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Does having a small hairless (not very visible) space at the top back of the head a sign of going bald ? (Age 20)

Does having a small hairless (not very visible) space at the top back of the head a sign of going bald ? (Age 20)

Ain't necessarily so: If your parents went bald at an early age that is a much stronger indicator. If it's in your genetic inheritance then it is. Anyhow you can get a workup and learn to deal with it. ...Read more

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What causes some men to go bald at an early age?

What causes some men to go bald at an early age?

Genes rule.: Baldness is an inherited condition. Why some men begin losing hair earlier than others is unknown, but that is probably inherited too. ...Read more

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What causes a lot of men to go bald early, and is there a way to not go bald?

What causes a lot of men to go bald early, and is there a way to not go bald?

Male Pattern : Many men have family members with baldness and begin to lose their scalp hair during their teenage years. This is genetic androgenetic alopecia. Treatment with topical Minoxidil foam 5% (rogaine) twice per day will help reduce the hair loss. ...Read more

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Will early puberty lead to early baldness?

Will early puberty lead to early baldness?

No: No, early puberty has no bearing on future hair loos potential. Genetics plays a big role, look at family members for guide to what kind of hair loss you might expect as you get older. ...Read more

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I have a very high hairline. Always have. Does this mean I will bald early or can it stay high into my old ages? I'm 17

I have a very high hairline. Always have. Does this mean I will bald early or can it stay high into my old ages? I'm 17

High forehead: It's the shape of your skull. It has no bearing on whether you'll lose your hair early. The best predictor is how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with -- the correlation's close, look around. Embrace and be proud of whatever Nature gave you; nothing looks better than a buffed, physically-fit, well-groomed balding guy with nicely-cared-for facial hair. ...Read more

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At the early age of 20, I have become bald in mpb pattern. Thedoctor said my excessive ejaculation like 20 times a week for two years caused premature baldness! can it happen?

At the early age of 20, I have become bald in mpb pattern. Thedoctor said my excessive ejaculation like 20 times a week for two years caused premature baldness! can it happen?

He said what?: If your physician really told you this, get a different physician. All guys lose the hair on their temples around age 20; if you're really having progression this early, you have a choice. You can try various topical and systemic medications to slow down the progression. Or you can embrace your hereditary & masculinity. A man's looking good is about fitness, not hair. It's your choice! ...Read more

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How to stop the signs of male pattern baldness, can you help me?

How to stop the signs of male pattern baldness, can you help me?

Options: If this is indeed male pattern baldness, your options are medications (any physician can provide these), specialist surgery, and/or embracing your masculinity and your genetics. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness. Photo guy seems happy with himself -- perhaps this is your opportunity to get back into the fitness lifestyle you enjoyed as a teen. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a bald? How could I stop this at the early stage and regrow my lost hair?

What could be the reason for a bald?

How could I stop this at the early stage and regrow my lost hair?

Usually genetic: I see you are 22 years old. All normally masculinized men lose the hair on their temples at your age. Many men, especially those blessed with abundant chest hair, go on to lose more in the familiar pattern. Your physician can give you medications, or you can embrace your genetic heritage and masculinity and focus on looking good and being healthy overall. Photo Guy isn't complaining. Cheers. ...Read more

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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

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Sign of cancer or std? Sudden appearance of a bald spot. Suddenly I have bald spot on the side of my head. It's about the size of a dollar coin. I'm a 24 year old girl with a lot of hair and this was just noticed.

Hello. : Hello. This may be alopecia areata. It is a spot where hair is lost. If that is the cause, it isn't due to cancer or a sexually transmitted disease. It usually resolves on it's own. If you are worried you could always see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How is premature balding prevented early on?

How is premature balding prevented early on?

May be genetic: Male baldness is a genetic trait in some families. There are a few things that might help and they are the underpinnings of good health, i.e. Good diet, exercise, adequate rest and as much tranquility as possible. A saying in england when someone gets angry irrationally is to say to that person "keep your hair on". ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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