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Hair Loss In Young Men
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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
Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is effective at preventing hair loss, however it has been implicated in causing erectile dysfunction as a side effect. I suggest that you discuss these issues with your physician before beginning the medication and learn about all the medication's risks and benefits. As an alternative hair transplant is a safe long term solution to male pattern baldness. ...Read more
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?
Hair loss: In the past few years, medicine has made tremendous strides in the treatment of men's hair loss. With the advent of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors such as Propecia (finasteride) and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, for many, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable. ...Read more
Does eating a hamburger and a french fry once a week cause hair loss or cause you to lose your hair? And if so is that reversible? In men
I found out that there is a relation between sex activity and hair loss. How can one prevent this kind of hair loss in men?
Myth: What you heard is not true. There is no relationship between the two. ...Read more
Of course not: I'm sorry there are people out there who make up this kind of thing to frighten you. ...Read more
No: It just doesn't. Nor will it make you hairy / smooth / stupid / blind / unspiritual / an unfit father / husband. One of the cults has a phony mock-scientific account of how it causes baldness, and if you've been deceived by this, I'm sorry and I hope you'll walk away from it. If you're obsessed with erotica, your doctor can help. But enjoying yourself a few times daily is fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: The stuff you read online telling you that enjoying your body will make your hair fall out was made up by a cult. It looks like real science. It is total rubbish, a pack of lies, intended to frighten you. Stay away from these websites and the people that peddle this junk. Life is difficult enough without them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hereditary hair loss, if DHT is produced in all men even in men with a full head of hair, then how is it genetic and the main cause of baldness?
Good question: A good, but tough question. If you are genetically predisposed to the early loss of hair then your hair follicles may not be responding to the Dht that is present. Without seeing you it is always possible that your pattern of hair loss is not genetic. Seeing a dermatologist would be your best option to clarify this and if there would be any treatment necessary. ...Read more