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What can I do to stop my hair loss and to regrow it?

What can I do to stop my hair loss and to regrow it?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of thinning hair and some, like hypothyroidism or vitamin deficiency, are reversible. Vitamins needed for healthy hair include b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/012893.Html for other ideas. ...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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What can I use to regrow hair and/or stop my hair loss?

What can I use to regrow hair and/or stop my hair loss?

Consult Specialist: This is not my area of expertise but I grew tonnes of my hair back by listening to my medical specialist in hair loss. I had platelet rich plasma therapy, used a laser cap, tool Propecia and Rogaine (minoxidil). We are now in an age when you can grow hair back! ...Read more

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Had major infection, treated w/ meds, ok now. IF this was cause of my recent hair loss- how long for it to stop falling and regrow now that im ok?

Had major infection, treated w/ meds, ok now. IF this was cause of my recent hair loss- how long for it to stop falling and regrow now that im ok?

Varies: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, once the illness is over the hair comes back. Judging by me minoxidil, it is about the rate of beard growth... definite stubble in a week. ...Read more

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If I get hair loss as a side effect of taking Lithium, will my hair grow back if I stop taking it? I won't stop it without pdoc's permission of course

If I get hair loss as a side effect of taking Lithium, will my hair grow back if I stop taking it? I won't stop it without pdoc's permission of course

See a dermatologist: First you need to make an attempt to define the condition. Hair loss is not likely because of Lithium. There is probably another cause. How much hair loss? Where? How long? The longer you take Lithium the more likely you will have low thyroid which may result in hair loss but is easy to treat. You can begin to understand the condition only after you see an expert. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it grow new hairs?

Does rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it grow new hairs?

Both: Rogaine (minoxidil) increases the effectively blood flow to the hair follicle. The increased blood flow can stabilize further hair loss and also allows some dormant follicles to resume growth. Rogaine (minoxidil) works best to regrow hair on the vertex of the scalp. ...Read more

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I"ve been on ativan (lorazepam) 2mg for 10 yrs. I am experiencing major hair loss. If i stop taking it, will my hair grow back or is the hair loss irreversible?

I"ve been on ativan (lorazepam) 2mg for 10 yrs. I am experiencing major hair loss.  If i stop taking it, will my hair grow back or is the hair loss irreversible?

Ativan (lorazepam) & hair loss?: Hair loss has been associated with Ativan (lorazepam) use, but the frequency is unknown. I'd be wondering about additional possible causes in your case -- like ongoing anxiety & stress that may have made your doctor prescribe Ativan (lorazepam) in the first place? Have you resolved these issues? How about your diet? Are you getting necessary nutrients? Has your thyroid function been checked recently? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more