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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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How can I prevent hair loss?

How can I prevent hair loss?

Minoxidil: Best treatment is rogaine (minoxidil) and/or Propecia (finasteride). The earlier you start rogaine the better--more effective at slowing down hair loss than it is at growing hair after it's gone. Need to keep using it in order to keep the benefits. Same with propecia. ...Read more

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How can I stop hair loss instantly?

How can I stop hair loss instantly?

Hair loss: You can't! That said, hair loss can be slowed down. see your doctor about this and/or your hairstylist. ...Read more

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How do I prevent hair loss?

How do I prevent hair loss?

Hair loss: There is no way to determine this unless the cause was is known you need a exam by primary and referral will be given if necessary. You could have thyroid problems or it could be genetics. ...Read more

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How do I prevent hair loss?

How do I prevent hair loss?

Male Hair Loss Tx's: Hereditary male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in men. Hair follicles at the frontal and crown areas begin to miniaturize in a recognizable pattern eventually creating total baldness over the top of the scalp. Treatments include oral finasteride, topical minoxidil, laser therapy and PRP platelet rich plasma. However, once follicles are dead and gone, transplants are needed. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hair loss?

How can I treat my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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How can I stop heavy hair loss?

How can I stop heavy hair loss?

See derm: See dermatologist because there are several causes for this. ...Read more

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What can i do to prevent hair loss??

What can i do to prevent hair loss??

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can prevent excess skin after weight loss surgery?

Can you tell me how i can prevent excess skin after weight loss surgery?

Excess skin: Well, you can't really prevent it. If you are lucky enough to have very elastic skin, you may not have flabby excess skin after loosing weight, but you can't control that. The way i look at it, if you end up with a lot of excess skin, you should be happy, because it means you successfully lost a lot of weight. You can a always have surgery to remove it. ...Read more

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How can I promote weight loss after thyroidectomy?

How can I promote weight loss after thyroidectomy?

Thyroidectomy: After thyroidectomy you will likely require thyroid replacement. It may take a few weeks to determine the most correct dose for you. Then you should have enough energy to start keeping your weight down. Taking too much thyroid hormone may speed up weight loss but it is not a smart thing to do. ...Read more

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How can you prevent total hair loss during chemotherapy?

How can you prevent total hair loss during chemotherapy?

Not possible: It is really not possible. But in most patients hair grows back after a while, after the chemotherapy is stopped ...Read more

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What can I do to stop hair loss?

What can I do to stop hair loss?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are that intesnse, you need to see your doctor. Only he/she can make a correct diagnosis based on a physical examination. ...Read more

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What are the causes for hair loss? How can i stop hair loss

What are the causes for hair loss? How can i stop hair loss

Hair loss: Can be stress,tight hair clips/bands, hormonal. Check thyroid, androgens, polycystic ovary disease,autoimmune disease,certain medications like b-blockers, amphetamines, low iron( anemia), low zinc levels, fatty acid deficiency , low protein diet ,anoraxia/bulemia, recent childbirth, starting stopping birth control pills, and family pattern of hair. Follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my hair is thinning or I'm losing hair (men)?

How can I tell if my hair is thinning or I'm losing hair (men)?

Check hair lineshowr: You can tell by shower hair count>100 hairs. If you are not eating right that may be cause: Iron and zinc In redmeat, excess major stress, or a post op state. A light tug on hair may show 5 hairs or more which is telegon effluvium, and can improve if certain meds, iron etc are stopped and iron started. ...Read more

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How can I reverse thinning hair after menopause?

How can I reverse thinning hair after menopause?

Topical rogaine (minoxidil): Options include use of women's rogaine (minoxidil) topical application twice a day or use of follicular unit hair transplantation to areas of greatest loss. ...Read more

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What can I do for permanent hair loss on accutane?

What can I do for permanent hair loss on accutane?

A rare side effect: Hello...it is unclear to me if you are the patient on isotretinoin or if you are referring to someone else. When did this occur, how long after starting or ending therapy did it occur, have treatments (Rogaine, spironolactone, topical steroids) been tried? Some additional history would help, as it is not common for someone your age to be on this medication. ...Read more

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What can I use to regrow hair and/or stop my hair loss?

Consult Specialist: This is not my area of expertise but I grew tonnes of my hair back by listening to my medical specialist in hair loss. I had platelet rich plasma therapy, used a laser cap, tool Propecia and Rogaine (minoxidil). We are now in an age when you can grow hair back! ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss?

Hair loss.: hair loss has many different causes, anemia, low or high thyroid function, low vitamin levels, genetics, medications etc. you need to see a doctor to get some blood work and find the cause of hair loss and treat it accordingly. Meanwhile you may take some multivitamins. ...Read more

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Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Will stabilize: The hair will return over a period of 6 months but rogaine (minoxidil) could be used in interval as stimulant to hair growth. Suggest checking blood for thyroid status, as well as iron levels. These can contribute to hair loss. ...Read more

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women?  2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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Hw to stop hair loss?

Hw to stop hair loss?

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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What causes hair loss?

Too many reasons: Stress, hormonal disturbance, infection (of hair follicles), chemotherapy/use of immunosuppressant, autoimmune disorders, thyroid disease, just name a few. ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss?

Hair loss.: hair loss has many different causes, anemia, low or high thyroid function, low vitamin levels, genetics, medications etc. you need to see a doctor to get some blood work and find the cause of hair loss and treat it accordingly. Meanwhile you may take some multivitamins. ...Read more

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What causes Hair loss?

What causes Hair loss?

Many Reasons: Number one reason in males is Heredity. There are other reasons like Anemia, Mental stress, Severe illnesses, Hormone problems etc ...Read more

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What causes hair loss ?

What causes hair loss ?

Possible causes...: 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, etc, ...). 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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Can I reverse hair loss?

Can I reverse hair loss?

Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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Hair loss: common causes?

Genetic: The hair loss pattern is often genetic. A look at your parents may provide the answer. Thyroid diseases, iron deficiency, and stress may cause hair loss as well. ...Read more

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How to control hair loss ?

Hair Loss: Control of hair loss includes knowing the cause: medications, diet, stress, hormones, or genetics. Male pattern hair loss is genetic and caused by dht. Treatment is with rogaine (minoxidil) for men and or propecia. ...Read more

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How do I stop my hair loss?

How do I stop my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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What is good for hair loss?

What is good for hair loss?

Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss.Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read more

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What to do about hair loss?

Female Hair Loss: The only product that has been scientifically shown to help female hair loss is rogaine (minoxidil) for men used twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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How do you control hair loss?

How do you control hair loss?

Hair loss ? Cause: There are many causes for hair loss one needs to determine the cause before specific treatment is possible. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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