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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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 to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Please see: Many causes so see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Good Hair care: Avoid Chemicals and hair spray/Color for the hairs. Sometime it is hereditary especially in males after certain age. Good Nutrition and treating some scalp conditions like Dandruff, Psoriasis Eczema etc. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

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

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Hair loss: If you are a male the most important cause is genetic male pattern baldness. Some important preventable causes of hair loss are iron deficiency anemia and hypothyroidism (lazy thyroid). ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss for teenagers?

How to prevent hair loss for teenagers?

Why: The best way to prevent hair loss is to find out why hair is falling out. Some reasons include fungal infection, pcos, thyroid disease and some autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss in old age?

How to prevent hair loss in old age?

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, 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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How can you prevent hair loss in women?

How can you prevent hair loss in women?

Check thyroid: One cause of hair loss in women is hypothyroidism. If that is the problem, treatment with thyroid medication should correct the problem. ...Read more

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What can women do to prevent hair loss?

What can women do to prevent hair loss?

Female hormone: Hair loss most commonly sufferred by women is due to female hormone imbalance, for example, women after delivery (of baby) would find significant hair loss; women after menopause would appreciate hair loss(gradually or after years). ...Read more

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How to prevent loss of head hair?

How to prevent loss of head hair?

Information: Loss o head hair is usualy a genetic thing. There are some diseases that cause it and certain drugs like with chemotherapy. The genetic variety is not preventable. Such things as Minoxidil and transplant surgery may be of benefit. Treating the underlying diseas and stopping the drugs might also help. But with chemotherapy that is not usually an option. ...Read more

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How to protect from hair loss?

How to protect from hair loss?

Different options: Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented. Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that do not damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss. ...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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I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

Maybe (seborrhea): 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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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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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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Baldness (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Bauman
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