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What can cause hair loss in a 20 year old male?

What can cause hair loss in a 20 year old male?

Also control stress: Many people have reversible thinning of the hair about 3-4 months after a significant stressful experience. The time frame is related to the hair growth cycle that may very slightly from person to person. So besides good nutrition it is important to learn to handle stress too. ...Read more

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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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Iam male 16 years old. I have 100+ daily hair loss for 1 year l. I know all the explanations in the world. I just need to know the medicine please?

Iam male 16 years old. I have 100+ daily hair loss for 1 year l. I know all the explanations in the world. I just need to know the medicine please?

Health Tap: You are asking us to do what we clearly state that we do not do. We do not offer treatment here. And, as you have been graciously taught, you cannot assume what your treatment would be until the cause of your condition is diagnosed. The cause of the condition dictates the treatment. Health tap does not offer treatment or product endorsement. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to prevent thining hair and hair loss. I'm a 49 year old male white?

Is there anything I can take to prevent thining hair and hair loss. I'm a 49 year old male white?

Propecia (finasteride): Finasteride 1 mg will slow and reverse hair loss in most men. It takes two or more months to start seeing effect. The laser comb also claims to slow hair loss. ...Read more

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Any vitamins to slow hair loss in near 40 year old men?

Any vitamins to slow hair loss in near 40 year old men?

Biotin: The most evidence for a vitamin that helps with hair growth and maintaining hair and nails is in taking biotin. For an adult it is often dosed at 3, 000 - 5, 000 mcgs. ...Read more

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I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss? Can dead hair roots grow back?

I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss? Can dead hair roots grow back?

Topical and pills: Male pattern hair loss is irreversible once the hair root has "died". There are things to help prevent:
Topical Rogaine (minoxidil)
Hair transplants
Finasteride pills - used for enlarged prostate and NOT without side effects/risks. These are:
enlarged breast tissue
slight incr risk of high grade prostate cancer
can affect liver
can alter PSA test results
Consult with MD first! ...Read more

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I am 28 years old male. Facing male pattern hair loss from last two years. Need to know what medication need to be taken to avoid hair loss?

I am 28 years old male. Facing male pattern hair loss from last two years. Need to know what medication need to be taken to avoid hair loss?

Several options: In addition to the Minoxidil which I see that you are using, you may try Propecia / finasteride. There are also surgical options. Or you may decide instead to embrace your masculinity and genetic heritage and opt for no treatment. You're a man, and looking good is 95% physical fitness, which unlike hair restorers actually makes you healthier. Photo guy isn't complaining. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old male and am facing severe hair loss. I do masturbate once or twice a week. What might be the possible reasons?

I am 18 years old male and am facing severe hair loss. I do masturbate once or twice a week. What might be the possible reasons?

Probably genetic: Depending on the pattern of your hair loss, it is either genetic or caused by an underlying health problem. Masturbation will have nothing to do with hair loss. If your front hairline is receding and/or the crown is thinning, you have genetic hair loss and should visit a hair loss specialist. If you are losing all over your head, see your family doctor for tests. ...Read more

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Hormone tests are normal. Diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss. I'm 30 years old unmarried female.

Hormone tests are normal. Diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss. I'm 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 more

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I am 28 years old male using minoxidil 5%, 1 ml daily for hair loss. Is it safe for my wife to conceive? Does minoxidil usage affect fetus?

I am 28 years old male using minoxidil 5%, 1 ml daily for hair loss. Is it safe for my wife to conceive? Does minoxidil usage affect fetus?

Minoxidil use: Adverse events were observed in some animal studies but there have not been any controlled human studies. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss (no pattern) in a 24 year old female?

What causes hair loss (no pattern) in a 24 year old female?

See a doctor: Thyroid disease is one answer. Some blood test, done by a doctor, would be a good thing to find out why. ...Read more

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What can I do or take for hair loss? I am a 47 year old female

See below: There are many causes of hairloss- need to see a dermatologist for an evaluation ...Read more

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Iam male 16 year. Iam suffering of 100+ hair loss daily for 1 year. I know all the explanations in the world. I just need to know the solution please?

Diagnose B4 Treat: There will be no treatment options until the cause of the problem is diagnosed. Your question has now been repeatedly answered. It is time to move on. ...Read more

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Hello I am a 22 year old female with hair loss problems due to nerves and I wanted to know what can I put on my hair or take to help it fill in?

Hello I am a 22 year old female with hair loss problems due to nerves and I wanted to know what can I put on my hair or take to help it fill in?

Best to treat cause: First off, at least 2 of my siblings have suffered stress induced alopecia so I know how it can be related to nerves. However, not knowing you I am compelled to ask whether you've done a complete workup to discover if in fact, nothing else could be responsible such as hormones and such. If it is truly stress induced then, you MUST address that problem to definitively treat your issue. All the best ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 20 year old guy find wigs for hair loss during chemotherapy?

Please tell me, could a 20 year old guy find wigs for hair loss during chemotherapy?

Hair for chemo: Most hospitals or clincs dispensing chemo, have a connection to suppliers of toupees and wigs. You are not alone in this situation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 20 y/o male and have been losing hair for more than an year. Which blood tests should I do to find out the cause of my hair loss?

I'm 20 y/o male and have been losing hair for more than an year. Which blood tests should I do to find out the cause of my hair loss?

Consult b4 Bloodtest: As a traditionally-trained MD, I was taught to examine & talk 2 the patient before ordering any blood tests. Diagnosis can be made >85% of the time from a detailed history and physical exam & this is never more true than with hair loss. 95% of all male hair loss patients have NORMAL blood tests. Male pattern hair loss recedes the hairline w/ hair miniaturization. Seek a qualified ABHRS-cert'd M.D. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more