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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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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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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

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

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How or what can I use to treat thinning hair in a woman?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. A dermatologist will run some tests to (hopefully) determine what is causing your hair to thin, and then treat you based on the results. Until you can get to your dermatologist, the only otc product proven to work is rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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What works most effectively for thinning hair in black men age 24?

What works most effectively for thinning hair in black men age 24?

Because...: There are many possible causes for hair loss - it is best to see a dermatologist for assessment. Once the cause of your thinning hair is determined, then a very specific treatment plan can be recommended. ...Read more

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What are some causes of thinning hair and what can be done about it?

What are some causes of thinning hair and what can be done about it?

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

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Thinning hair due to low iron, reversible?

Yes: Once you correct the low iron with iron supplements, your hair should reverse. ...Read more

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How can you prevent thinning hair as you get older?

How can you prevent thinning hair as you get older?

May be impossible: Male pattern baldness is a genetic trait in some families. The only thing that you can do is to maintain the application of good diet, exercise and adequate rest. ...Read more

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Why do all guys who shave their heads have thinning hair?

Why do all guys who shave their heads have thinning hair?

Well...: I think they shave their heads because their hair is getting thin. Also, it seem to be fashionable these days. ...Read more

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Is there anyone on tamoxifen who did not get thinning hair?

Is there anyone on tamoxifen who did not get thinning hair?

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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as 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


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