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What can be causing my hair loss ? My doctor says my thyroid is normal at 1.75 is that true? There is no hair loss in my family. Evenly falling out.

What can be causing my hair loss ? My doctor says my thyroid is normal at 1.75 is that true? There is no hair loss in my family. Evenly falling out.

Multiple causes.: It is reasonable to check an iron level as well. You may be describing telogen effluvium a disorder in which the hair follicles get reset so they all rest at the same time. It is distressing but benign. ...Read more

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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Hi.I'm 20 and having strong hair loss.My doctor advised me minoxi.Is this medicine good?My blood analyses are well, my father lost hair at older age 30

Hi.I'm 20 and having strong hair loss.My doctor advised me minoxi.Is this medicine good?My blood analyses are well, my father lost hair at older age 30

Minoxi is one of the: Treatments that is often effective. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001177.htm. ...Read more

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Rubbing finger nails regularly to prevent hair loss does doctor belives on it ? Whether is it myth or not?

Rubbing finger nails regularly to prevent hair loss does doctor belives on it ?  Whether is it myth or not?

Unproven yogic Rx: This sounds unlikely but it's not impossible this might help some. Apparently the source is yogic practice, for which I have a great deal of respect, so i would not call it a "myth, " but there is not any research proving (or disproving) this technique. It is harmless to try and might conceivably help some! see http://yogaandasana.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/how-rubbing-nails-works-on-lost-hair-hi.Html. ...Read more

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I am in problem of hair loss, my ayurbediv doctor consulted me to use gooseberry juice twice a day its reallly helpful for hair. Is it true or not?

I am in problem of hair loss, my ayurbediv doctor consulted me to use gooseberry juice twice a day its reallly helpful for hair. Is it true or not?

Hard to say: It makes many claims on most google searches. Whether it will with you is an open question. Many herbal supplements will make many wild and unsubstantiated claims. ...Read more

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What is a doctor do against hereditary hair loss?

What is a doctor do against hereditary hair loss?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil) prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would you go to for hair loss?

What type of doctor would you go to for hair loss?

Dermatologist: Most dermatologists deal with both male and female hair loss and options to treat. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more