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What would a dermatologist prescribe a 25 year old woman with moderate hormonal hair loss? Topical recommendations are appreciated.

What would a dermatologist prescribe a 25 year old woman with moderate  hormonal hair loss? Topical recommendations are appreciated.

First a derm would: need to find out the cause of the hair loss to determine best treatment. I do love oral supplements like viviscal, but would need to see your hair loss to determine topicals. OTC rogaine (minoxidil) for women can't hurt, but see derm for answers ...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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Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still  im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read more

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What I can do to treat female hair loss. No cancer , no thyroidm no chronic problems. Hormones have been checked and normal, hair transplant?

What I can do to treat female hair loss. No cancer , no thyroidm no chronic problems. Hormones have been checked and normal, hair transplant?

Hair transplant: The best treatment for hair loss in men and women is transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back regions of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplantation can be completed by strip harvest of by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplantation is completed most naturally as single hairs. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old female. I was told all of my hormones and thyroid levels are "within range" but I'm experiencing chronic tiredness, fibroids, sexual dis-function, no libido, and hair loss. My prolactin was elevated at 31.2.

I am a 23 year old female. I was told all of my hormones and thyroid levels are "within range" but I'm experiencing chronic tiredness, fibroids, sexual dis-function, no libido, and hair loss. My prolactin was elevated at 31.2.

Need thorough checkp: Fibroids may imply heavy bleeding, and anemia, fatigue, tiredness..Im not a Gyn , you need one. Why is prolactine high? Any meds? I would be concerned and agsin, best is to obtain a thorough gyn evaluation for correct diagnosis. And start treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing hair loss along with low hormones?

What could be causing hair loss along with low hormones?

Multiple reasons : This is truly a tough question. Best you see an endocrinologist. Get well soon! ...Read more

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What should I do if my hair loss is because of hormone fluctuations?

What should I do if my hair loss is because of hormone fluctuations?

Who told you this?: I wonder whether you're endocrinologist, dermatologist or general doctor told you this. At your age hormone fluctuations should not cause hair loss. Problems with your thyroid or a low ferritin level might. ...Read more

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Would spironolactone help with hormonal hair loss?

Depends: If your baldness is due to hormonal hair loss there is potential for you to benefit. I would see your doctor and weight the other options, romaine for women as well as determine the exact cause of your hair loss. Good luck ...Read more

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Can a 20 year old have hormonal imbalance which results in hair loss?

Not likely.: Hormonal imbalance is not a likely cause of hair loss. There are generally much more common causes such as telogen effluvium, androgenetic alopecia ( male pattern baldness), etc. ...Read more

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Could puberty be a cause for hair loss due to the change in hormone levels?

Hair loss: Difficult to answer because you apparently have "hair loss due to change in hormone levels." Puberty is usually complete by age 25 and change in hormone levels at age 25 is uncommon. Please see your primary doctor about your hair loss. I would appreciate it if you could let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what hormones/substances cause hair loss or slow hair growth?

Testosterone: Or any hormone( anabolic steroid etc) possessing so-called androgenic activities can cause hair loss. Do note that hair loss is often a genetic trait. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...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