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How to stop losing hair?

How to stop losing hair?

Determine cause: There are many different possible causes for hair loss. A dermatologist/ physician can assess to determine the cause of your hair loss and then a treatment plan can be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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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 stop losing hair?

What can I use to stop losing hair?

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

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What to do if i'm losing hair everytime i comb or brush --what can I do to stop this ?

What to do if i'm losing hair everytime i comb or brush --what can I do to stop this ?

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

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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

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I am losing weight, naturally. Went from 130 to 123lbs in 4days. Im also losing hair. Is this cancer? Or what?

I am losing weight, naturally. Went from 130 to 123lbs in 4days. Im also losing hair. Is this cancer? Or what?

Supplied data: say you are 20 and a woman. Cancer is not likely in your age. The other factors suggest thyroid issues, mostly hyperthyroidism might do this. If you can, find a primary care, or urgent care, not ER. History; Exam; blood work. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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)

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 more

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