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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 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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How to prevent hair loss since the age of 16?

How to prevent hair loss since the age of 16?

There are a variety: of reasons for hair loss. Recommend dermatologic evaluation to determine cause. The cause dictates the treatment (usually). ...Read more

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How to teens prevent a loss of interest in life?

How to teens prevent a loss of interest in life?

Treatment: Loss of interest in life is seen in depression. Depression is a serious medical problem that requires treatment. Treatment should include both therapy and medication. I would strongly encourage you to ask your doctor for a referral to a child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the different ways or diet to prevent hair loss and baldness to women?

What are the different ways or diet to prevent hair loss and baldness to women?

Baldness in women: Before this question can be answered it is very imperative that you find out the cause for hair loss. These are plethoric and you should be seen by a competent dermatologist to elucidate what if anything may be causing the loss. ...Read more

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What can lead to hair loss in women?

What can lead to hair loss in women?

Many reasons: Some of the reasons for hair loss > 1. Heredity 2. Stress 3. Low hemoglobin levels 4. Various drugs (especially chemotherapy drugs). ...Read more

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How common is hair loss in women? I never see a female who is losing hair. How common is it for women to experience hair loss? .

How common is hair loss in women? I never see a female who is losing hair.  How common is it for women to experience hair loss?

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Female Hair Loss: Hair loss in women affects an estimated 40 Million Americans. Women don't go bald, but thinning causes weak volume and coverage. The treatment of female hair loss begins with accurate diagnosis and evaluation by a full-time ABHRS board-certified hair loss specialist. Treatments may include Minoxidil (82M), Laser Therapy (LaserCap), PRP, Nutritionals or hair transplantation in severe cases. ...Read more

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Pcos and being african american with excessive hair growth. Who can help for free?

Pcos and being african american with excessive hair growth. Who can help for free?

Difficult access: I agree someone with these problems should be seen.A huge issue in this country is being uninsured, despite recent changes in law.And adults with pre-existing conditions are at particular risk for being able to be covered for 2 more years.Health departments, community health care cneters can help.Many areas have free clinics, or a physician can make arrangements if you ask. ...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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Any tips to help grow longer African American female natural curly hair.

Any tips to help grow longer African American female natural curly hair.

Straighteners: You can try to straighten and moisturizer the hair bust remember the hair is brittle and very Curley so it easily breaks off to try to prevent this use oils and conditioners prior to straightening. The hair saloons have excellent products and can also do the straightening for you safely protecting the hair ...Read more

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How to avoid hair growth in female face?

How to avoid hair growth in female face?

See GYN endocrinolog: You may benefit from hormone study. Normal menstrual periods? You may be tried on spironolactone, which counters male hormones. There are several types of conditions relating to facial hair. Every woman has some, so it is a matter of degree. Shaving or other removal of facial hair does NOT stimulate hair to grow more. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins to take for hair and skin for african american female age 20?

What are good vitamins to take for hair and skin for african american female age 20?

Healthy Diet: Increasingly, we are discovering that if you have a healthy diet, and you aren't ill, there really isn't any measurable need for vitamin supplementation. Keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the sun is a good idea. Vitamin e, iron supplements for women, and biotin are all said to be helpful, but not needed if you have a healthy diet. ...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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How to prevent hair loss - woman in late 40s?

How to prevent hair loss - woman in late 40s?

Possible Tel Effl: Late 40 women may have onset of telogen effluvium.Wash hair nightly Don't Brush hard Blow dry carefully Some of the TE may return in future ...Read more

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How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter.Food to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter.Food to prevent hair loss?

What I find helpful: What i find helpful, which isnt food is baby oil, I have very bad dandruff especially in the winter time is baby oil, ( we also use this method in the nursing home for the elderly patients and it works well!) 1) wet your hair, 2) apply and rub in baby oil in hair, 3) rinse out and use regular shampoo to get the baby oil smell out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to prevent converting black hair into white hairs in early age?

How to prevent converting black hair into white hairs in early age?

No way: You can not prevent hair color from changing as you get older just like you can't prevent from getting older. It is a natural part of aging, embrace it. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


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