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Are there any treatment for female hair loss, gradually my hair ve been thining [ falling out, as i c while cleaning floor], I am 38, is age a factor?

Are there any treatment for female hair loss, gradually my  hair ve been thining [ falling out, as i c while cleaning floor], I am 38, is age a factor?

Multiple causes: There might me treatment depending on the cause of your hair loss. You should see a dermatologist to help determine they type of hair loss you have and what may be the cause. ...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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What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss ? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your hair thick, eat well (fruit, vegetables, and protein) and take a multivitamin. If that doesn't work, you might try taking Folic Acid or biotin which are essential ingredients for hair growth. Thyroid or other medical problems may also thin hair. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hair loss caused by hormonal imbalance ?

What is the best treatment for hair loss caused by hormonal imbalance ?

Minoxidl: In addition to lab evaluation including thyroid function, dhes, testosterone, and iron levels, treatment can be tailored to individual. However romaine or monoxide will work by itself in 85 per cent of women and work along with any treatment for excess androgen such as alda tone or tagamet (cimetidine) orally if indicated. ...Read more

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Does carbamazepin and sodium valproate cause hair loss for how long? I've been using since2007 my hair now thinner .What treatment for my hair

Does carbamazepin and sodium valproate cause hair loss for how long? I've been using since2007  my hair now thinner .What treatment for my hair

Both cause hair loss: Both can cause hair loss. I usually recommend otc treatments like supplemental zinc and selenium. I sometimes add in biotin and check thyroid levels along with levels of both drugs. If this does not help, a dermatology consult can be helpful. Do not use Anabolic steroids as these can also lead to hair loss, as can an elevated testosterone level. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of skipping periods for long months from 4 to 6 months with no reason. associated with hair loss. treatment for irregular pe?

Incomplete question.: Your question cut off before you finished. It is not clear if you already getting treatment for irregular periods. A full evaluation is necessary by your doctor to see what could be causing your irregular periods. It may be due to thyroid problems, or to other hormonal imbalances. Get checked and find out what is going on and what your treatment options are. ...Read more

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Many doctors say keratin hair treatment causes hair loss or fall. Isnt keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have not lost hair after 2yr kerati?

Many doctors say keratin hair treatment causes hair loss or fall. Isnt keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have not lost hair after 2yr kerati?

Keratin Treatment: One of the biggest concerns and cons of using keratin treatments is the risk of one’s health. The department of labor issued a hazard alert for keratin treatments, stating the dangers of the formaldehyde. While keratin treatments have yet to be banned, the danger associated with being around the chemicals used in the treatment poses health concerns for both the stylist and you! ...Read more

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I am putting all my pulpatitions and anxiety down to use of regaine hair loss treatment which contains minoxidill.It has messed my life up.Could this be the cause as I've been of numerous websites with men stating the same thing?

I am putting all my pulpatitions and anxiety down to use of regaine hair loss treatment which contains minoxidill.It has messed my life up.Could this be the cause  as I've been of numerous websites with men stating the same thing?

Probably not.: Contrary to what you read online, side effects from rogaine (minoxidil) are rare. There are many common causes of palpitations. You need to see your family doctor or a cardiologist and find out exactly what is causing them. It could be the rogaine (minoxidil), or just too much coffee - but it could be something more serious. Don't assume it's the rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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Taking 500mg once a day for pcos treatment.... Does metformin cause hair loss?

Taking 500mg once a day for pcos treatment.... Does metformin cause hair loss?

No: Hair loss is not a side effect of metformin but it can be seen as a symptom of pcos and other medicine is used to treat this so d/w you doctor. ...Read more

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I did vitamin d test as asuggest from a friend that it the cause of sudden hair loss.The result came12ng/ml.What the treatment?!

I did vitamin d test as asuggest from a friend that it the cause of sudden hair loss.The result came12ng/ml.What the treatment?!

Vit D supplement: Your vitamin d is very low. Suggest supplementation with vitamin d3 of at least 5, 000 iu per day and then have rechecked after 6-8 weeks. Consider also taking biotin for the hair loss. Are you under a lot of stress. ...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