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History Of Baldness
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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