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How To Stop Losing Hair Naturally
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
Depends on cause: For most common kind, androgenetic alopecia, can try over the counter product called rogaine, (minoxidil) or a prescription rx called propecia, each of which can be partly helpful, but are unlikely to result in full restoration of hair. There are cosmetic procedures (ex. Hair transplant) that you could talk with a dermatologist about. Wigs & hats are an option. Or you could just "go with it". C ur doc 4 eval. ...Read more
I losing hair and my hair became light, is there away to stop losing hair and gaining hair instead of the one i lost ?
Depends: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Maybe normal: It's completely normal to lose 50-100 hairs per day. It may seem like a lot, until you realize that there are over 100,000 strands of hair on your head. Every hair is somewhere in the growth cycle. Approx 90% should be in the growing phase (called anagen), 7% should be in the resting phase (called catagen), and 3% should be in the shedding phase (called telogen). ...Read more
Im 24 years old. I'm losing hair on the top of my head. I have a balding parting line. How do I regrow hair and stop it from falling?
Depends on the cause: There are various reasons for losing hair, also called alopecia. So the treatment depends entirely on the treatment of the cause. ...Read more
I'm losing hair incredibly fast, it is hereditary but it shouldn't be affecting me at at this age and speed my dad only lost in his 30s, how to stop?
Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. B12 shots are helpful. ...Read more
I am losing weight, naturally. Went from 130 to 123lbs in 4days. Im also losing hair. Is this cancer? Or what?
She has ringworm on her scalp she is losing hair is there any way we can stop that from happening?And how? She is a wrestler.Should she-stop wrestling
Needs dermatologist: She should be seen by derm for treatment, then she can wrestle. ...Read more
Mass hair loss related to topamax (topiramate)? Can i just stop taking med for 1 week to see if i stop losing hair? Will i lose all my hair? 6 months on topamax (topiramate)
Be careful: Yes, infrequent side effect of topamax (topiramate) is a hair loss. However, topamax (topiramate) should be slowly titrated down by 25mg every 3 days and should never be abruptly discontinued. Rec.: see the prescribing physician for medication adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scalp always itching. Never stops. Seem to be losing hair from it. Tried coal tar, and all dandruff shampoos but it always comes back.
Scalp itch: See a dermatologist to examine you to determine the diagtnosis and advise you about treatment. ...Read more
How do I stop hair loss for hyperthyroidism? I been losing hair for 2-3 weeks. How do I stop this? I'm currently taking propylthiouracil.
Many diseases: . Various diseases will cause hair loss from chemotherapy , depression, thyroid problem , ringworm fungus infections conditions like ' alapecia aereata' or patchy baldness due to autoimmune diseases or ringworm infection. .First see your family doctor after medical check up will refer you to a skin doctor. Of course the unstoppable male baldness! ...Read more
Have someone look: Tell them to piece through your hair and see if it looks thinned out. You may also notice more hair than usual on your pillow or brush or in the sink/ shower. If you grab a finger full of hair and give a bit of a non-painful tug, the hairs shouldn't come out easy, if there's any more than a few, your hair is falling out too easy. ...Read more
Any pictures?: There are many reasons to do that. If you are allowed to post the picture of that area here, it will be helpful to recognize better. If you don't want to do that, I would go see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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