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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Hair Loss In Women

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Could there be a good remedy for women for hair loss?

Could there be a good remedy for women for hair loss?

Hair loss in women: First, one must identify what type of hair loss they have: famale pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, etc. Get the diagnosis first. Female pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: rogaine (more effective in women than men) surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


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Is there a remedy for severe hair loss due to pcos in women? I am 25 years old and my hair is falling out almost in chunks on a daily basis.

Is there a remedy for severe hair loss due to pcos in women?  I am 25 years old and my hair is falling out almost in chunks on a daily basis.

Reduce male hormones: Try reducing your male hormone levels. Oral contraceptive pills will help along with glucophage and a low glycemic index diet. Rogaine temporarily will help regrow some of the hair. Spironolactone will help block the male hormone levels at the surface of the skin. ...Read more

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Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Really no: Tinea capitis is very familiar. Although selenium sulfide dandruff shampoos can slow it down, it's best treated by systemic anti-fungal medicines that a physician needs to prescribe, as they are themselves toxic. There's a great medscape review: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1091351-overview. ...Read more

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Are there any treatment for female hair loss, gradually my hair ve been thining [ falling out, as i c while cleaning floor], I am 38, is age a factor?

Multiple causes: There might me treatment depending on the cause of your hair loss. You should see a dermatologist to help determine they type of hair loss you have and what may be the cause. ...Read more

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My hair fall a lot. Please suggest any remedy for hair loss?

My hair fall a lot. Please suggest any remedy for hair loss?

Hair loss comes from: many things hypothyroidism illness medications genetics see a physician for an evaluation ...Read more

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What can I do if my aunt is in her 70s and she is worried about hair loss. What is a good remedy for that?

What can I do if my aunt is in her 70s and she is worried about hair loss. What is a good remedy for that?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: rogaine surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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Hair loss problem, please suggest some remedy?

Hair loss problem, please suggest some remedy?

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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Any known remedy to reverse Accutane hair loss?

Time: Many post Accutane hair loss is telogen effluvien. This may reverse itself after Accutane has been stopped. It may take as long as a year to see your hair begin to normalize. In addition, Minoxidil may help. I like the foam formulation. This usually takes about 3 months to see changes. ...Read more

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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


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