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How To Reverse Hair Loss
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
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
Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to stop and reverse hair loss? I really want to stop hair thinning. Is there any way to reduce DHT levels?
Yes : Two things and one cause... The thyroid gland sits on top of the adam's apple. It produces T4 that later gets converted to the active hormone T3 (liothyronine) that acts like the accelerator for energy and metabolism to burn calories & is vital for hair production. So a low working thyroid (hypothyroidism) can manifest with weight gain and hair loss. A big pitfall in medicine is that most docs only order tsh. ...Read more
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
Propecia, (finasteride) transplant: Propecia (finasteride) and Minoxidil are great fir slowing loss and hair transplantation is the best means if restoring a more ukuthful hairline. Fue (follicular unit extraction) is the least invasive way of acomplishing thus goal. In my practice we use neograft to perform this procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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