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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?

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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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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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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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

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I am 23 with thinning hair. I don't want to be bald. Help?

I am 23 with thinning hair. I don't want to be bald. Help?

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

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How to fight a receding hairline/thinning hair at the age of 19. Help me save my hair!

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) has worked to slow hairloss and in some patient stimulate new growth. Check with your local derm or plastic surgeon, . ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many different reasons are there for hair loss or thinning hair?

Can you let me know how many different reasons are there for hair loss or thinning hair?

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 more

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Will using sles shampoos on miniaturized thinning hair cause more shedding or cause damage?

Will using sles shampoos on miniaturized thinning hair cause more shedding or cause damage?

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

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So what really is the best treatment for thinning hair and receding hair line? Surg/non surg?

So what really is the best treatment for thinning hair and receding hair line? Surg/non surg?

Propecia (finasteride) for men: Hair transplants for women and Propecia (finasteride) for men. New drug treatments are in the works that target the prostaglandin d2 receptor. You should first have a general physical to check for underlying thyroid or other endocrine diseases. ...Read more

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If I am now 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment i can buy?

See your doctor: See your doctor and see if they might recommend rogaine (minoxidil) or another medication based on your medications and medical history. ...Read more

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For people who have undergone detoxification: is it normal to be experiencing thinning hair during and after detox?

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

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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?

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 more

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Which type of doctor do I go to for thinning hair?

Which type of doctor do I go to for thinning hair?

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

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What is real DHT men's shampoo for thinning hair?

What is real DHT men's shampoo for thinning hair?

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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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. BHARAT Shah
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Thin Hair (Definition)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Hair is thin when the ...Read more