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Hair Loss In Women Over 60
Unlikely: Hair growth is, for the most part, genetically mediated. There are some circumstances in which regrowth may occur, but not usually associated with weights. There are several surgical ways of replacing hair and a good plastic surgeon may help you. ...Read more
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
No: No, definitely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Check thyroid: Check with your healthcare provider who might look for other symptoms and signs. This may be suggestive of thyroid issues which can be caused by a multitude of things. ...Read more
Check with your MD.: The symptoms you are describing could be systemic, meaning you need a good exam and workup to include blood levels of your thyroid hormone as well as testosterone. These issues you describe may be related, but they may not. See your doctor to have this work up right away. ...Read more
30 year old/ f, caucasian. For 10 months i've been experiencing head hair loss. No family history of hair loss in females. What is causing this?
Steady gradual DIFFUSE hair loss scalp, eyebrows, arm, pubic etc. Over 2 years. Hair grows back but at LEAST 50% less dense. Shedding continues. Why?
Facing pattern hair lost and lost more than 40% hairs in 6 months.Started minoxidil 5% and hair fall has increased. Is it a good sign? 24yrs male
Are hair transplants effective for younger men? I have moderate hair loss and thinning/receding from the front. Does the new hair not fall out?
Generally no: Transgender (male to female) patients on long term estrogen therapy, especially when started while in youth, may experience less male-pattern baldness than they would have otherwise. But generally no, it is not an accepted or effective therapy for male pattern hair loss. Adverse effects also greatly limit use. Minoxidil (Rogain) when used as directed works quite well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more
While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?
Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more
Does taking hair loss pills restart the hair growth in the pubic area that has Brazilian ipl done?
Losing hairs from sideburns and temples. Pretty recently i' m noticing thin hairs all over d scalp? No history of hair loss in my family. Remedies?
What do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females targeting the hair loss problems, acne, unwanted hair?
Antiandrogens: Antiandrogens are used for acne, pattern hair loss and unwanted hair all the time. The one I use most is spironolactone. It works well for many women. With spironolactone, care must be taken to avoid extra potassium intake and pregnancy must be avoided when on any antiandrogens. Spironolactone may have some side effects such as irregular menses, breast tenderness, but is usually well tolerated. ...Read more
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