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History Of Baldness
Is there any good medicine to avoid balled head in male when there is family history of baldness !?
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
My hair is starting to fall out about 20 hairs at a time. I'm 33 yr old white male no history of baldness in family. What could be the cause?
Hair loss: Hair loss may result from multiple factors such as genetics, nutrition, hormones, vitamin & mineral deficiecncy, autoimmune disorders, enviormental factors, hair breakage, Telogen Effluvium amongst others. You should visit a Dermatologist who specializes in hair loss for further evaluation. ...Read more
20 yr old male. Doc prescribed 5% menoxidil. There is fam history of baldness. I want to know the risks, and are there other reasons for losing hair?
Baldness: You have Male Pattern Hairloss due to genetic reasons. The risk is high, the reasons don't matter and in the absence of any other symptoms, doing endocrine testing is fruitless and frankly irresponsible and why the cost of medicine has sky rocketed in US. All defensive medicine, no common sense. You need to be on 5% minoxidil gel and Finasteride to slow down the loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a young male with a family history of male pattern baldness. I am curious what options i have and if they are worth-while. I've done preliminary research online and would like to consult a real person now.
I'm 23 my hair is growing thinner over the top what should I do to stop it. Dont have any genetic history of male pattern baldness?
My friend is facing rapid hair falling has dandruff also has baldness in family history, how to stop this problem, what to do what to avoid?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants,...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
LOSING HAIR: No one knows why you are losing your hair. History of family baldness doesn't always pass on to future generations. It may occasionally skip generations. How about your grandparents and greatgrandparents? Any baldness way back in the family? How about aunts and uncles? In any case, stop worrying. There are a few medications that might resolve it. ...Read more
I have a history with dandruff on my scalp and about 6 months ago i found a bald patch on my scalp. I was able to regrow my hair but now its back but on my chin is this a serious problem with dandruff or stress related?
Dermatologist: Derm problem. See a dermatologist for exam/suggestions. ...Read more
"resting phase": For those who remember all the steps of mitosis from high school, they remember that after anaphase and telophase (the dna splits up to form two distinct nucleii), the cells rest. If there's a major shock to the system, the cells enter a second resting phase, then "die" while new cells pop up. Thus from birth, the hair cells enter resting phase, and hair falls out, to be replaced in a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Possible Causes: People can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, genetic factors, or alopecia areata. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration. Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male-pattern baldness (common), telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of "baldness": Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding. While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same genes: The more chest and back hair a man is naturally blessed with, the faster his hair regresses on his scalp. This is quite a close correlation. Some treatment options are available for loss of scalp hair, or the man can embrace his masculinity and heritage and remember that 95% of good looks is physical fitness. Photo guy isn't complaining. ...Read more
Many Possible Causes: Women can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, or alopecia areata. ...Read more
No: The reason that so many silly claims are made for garlic is that it's absorbed through the skin and the smell appears on the breath. It does have some interesting pharmacologic effects, but "curing baldness" isn't one of them -- if there were any easy cure, mr. Gorbachev, who had at his command the world's best information-gathering system, would still have a full head of hair. ...Read more