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How To Prevent Baldness
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
AntiAging: Tips to age well: avoid tobacco, minimize sun exposure, minimize stress, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, laugh, make friends, get married, have a dog or a cat, exercise regularly. Nothing can stop aging, but these things have been shown to extend life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PREVENTING HAIR LOSS: AH! THAT WOULD BE BILLION DOLLAR PRODUCT . . . NO WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS. I REMEMBER A WAG* ONCE SAYING, "THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS IS TO CASTRATE YOUR GRANDPARENTS." KEEP YOU HAIR CLEAN; SHAMPOO OFTEN; EAT A HEALTHFUL DIET; AND STAY HAPPY . . . *A WAG IS A WITTY AMUSING PERSON WHO MAKES JOKES . . . ...Read more
Check below reasons : ; take action if indicated. Graying of hair is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin b levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery ; marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne pimples, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne pimples are severe, a dermatologist may help. ...Read more
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