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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?

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

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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Is there any good medicine to avoid balled head in male when there is family history of baldness !?

Is there any good medicine to avoid balled head in male when there is family history of baldness !?

Preventing baldness: Male pattern baldness is primarily due to a predisposed sensitivity of the hair to dihydrotestosterone (dht), which recent works suggests inactivates the stem cells associated with the hair follicles. Rogaine and Propecia (finasteride) are the two most common meds used to preserve hair in these cases. The latter requires a doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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Why am I losing my hair and going bald despite having no family history of baldness?

Why am I losing my hair and going bald despite having no family history of baldness?

Bald: If you are a man pl;ease accept the fact that you are going bald. That does not mean that you should not see a hair stylist and try and get some hair back. If you are a woman I would first see a gynecologist for advice and care. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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My family has no history of hairless or male pattern baldness how come I am losing my hair?

My family has no history of hairless or male pattern baldness how come I am losing my hair?

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

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