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How Can I Reverse Thinning Hair After Menopause
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
How long does pre-menopause last? I've been dealing with the symptoms of menopause, with hot flashes and thinning hair and all of that, for about four years now, but i'm still getting periods about once every two or three months. When is this going to sto
I : I am sorry that you are going through all of that. The average pre-menopause and menopause last anywhere from 2-6 years depending on the patient. I am not sure of your age. The average age of period cessation for women is 53-54. As yours has been going on for so long, seeing a gynecologist to discuss your symptoms and possible treatment would be a reasonable consideration. In addition, other causes of hair thinning, such as hypothyroidism, should be ruled out, though certainly hair does thin for some women through menopause. ...Read more
Well...: I think they shave their heads because their hair is getting thin. Also, it seem to be fashionable these days. ...Read more
could be: Some women are prone to hair loss. Could be genetic but some other things could be ruled out. Sometimes a fungus can cause some hair loss. Dysfunctions of thyroid can also cause hair loss. Vitamin/mineral deficiency can also cause it. Check with your physician for a full work up. But also have a healthy balanced diet, a multivitamin in the morning, 8 glasses of water a day and 7-8 hrs of sleep. ...Read more
If your Dad: Had premature balding, use fin asteride or dutasteiride ...Read more
Everyone is differen: Side effects from medications are different for each individual. If the side effects are not tolerable, then speak with your oncologist to see if there may be an alternative medication. In addition, there may be a medication or treatment to help with the thinning hair. ...Read more
Seek cause: If this is male pattern baldness, your choices are medication, surgery, or embracing your masculinity and genetic heritage. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness, and where he does and does not have hair is really a non-issue -- ask photoguy. If your loss is due to hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium, or fungus, it's treatable; alopecia areata less so. ...Read more
Many: The evaluation of hair loss is an involved process because there are so many possibilities. General classifications are scarring versus non-scarring. Scarring alopecia is an inflammatory problem (e.g. Allergy or infection). Non scarring alopecia can be caused by medications, poisons, heredity, medical conditions and severe hair care practices. See your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SLES is safe: Generally speaking, the use of sle or sles in shampoos is safe for your hair in the amounts contained in shampoos. There is no evidence that these chemicals which act as both detergents and surfactants harm your hair or your scalp. ...Read more
If I am now 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment i can buy?
For people who have undergone detoxification: is it normal to be experiencing thinning hair during and after detox?
Happens: Telogen effluvium. The hair will usually grow back, perhaps a bit grayer. It's not rare during detox -- but the most important thing is that you got through it. I hope this is the start of a far better life. ...Read more
27 yo female with thinning hair since age 20. Have treated Hashimotos but hair never grew back. Very demoralizing. What specialist should I see?
I'm 30-2 years ago i began with all over hair loss (not patchy). No other symptoms. Do i need this checked or is it just normal to have thinning hair?
Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. It can be in patches or the entire body. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ABHRS-BoardCertified: State-of-the-art hair loss evaluation, diagnosis, treatments, procedures and tracking requires more than your local dermatologist. Seek out an experienced ABHRS.org board-certified hair restoration physician who practices FULL TIME. IAHRS accepted members are among the elite hair transplant surgeons. American Hair Loss Association recommends only about 50 docs worldwide. Be prepared to travel. ...Read more
DHT: is TESTOSTERONE and there are NO SCIENTIFICALLY based medical studies which show TOPICAL Testosterone as an effective means of treating thinning hair in mail pattern balndess (in fact testosterone used to be thought of as the CAUSE for MPB!!!!! ROGAINE is what you should be researching Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
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