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Why do I have hair loss and thinning? 17 yrs

Why do I have hair loss and thinning? 17 yrs

There are many: possible reasons for hair loss. Dermatological assessment would be needed to determine the reason. Take care. ...Read more

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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Hi I m having grey hair problem and hair loss problem?

Hi I m having grey hair problem and hair loss problem?

Loss of melanin: 23 year old female having grey hair and hair loss problem probably because as one gets older especially around age 30 years, the pigment, Melanin which is what makes the hair and skin darker, tends to decrease in production. As melanin decreases, the hair gets lighter/ grey. Also melanin tends to keep the skin/ hair moisturized so as the production decreases, the hair gets thinner and falls off. ...Read more

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I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss . Why?

I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss . Why?

See a doctor: You need a detailed evaluation. Cannot diagnose over the internet. Most common cause of hair loss is genetic, but unusual at 18 yo. Need to see you to diagnose. ...Read more

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What can I do to reverse my hair loss? I am losing hair around my crown, and have lost most hair on forehead?

What can I do to reverse my hair loss?
I am losing hair around my crown, and have lost most hair on forehead?

Male pattern: hair loss. There are two effective medications to prevent male pattern hair loss. There is rogaine (minoxidil) which is topical and there is the oral medication propecia. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been losing weight and hair!?

Any advice? I have been losing weight and hair!?

Medical evaluation: Is indicated if this was unintended weight loss. ...Read more

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Why do I have diffuse hair loss (scalp) as a woman?

Why do I have diffuse hair loss (scalp) as a woman?

Many causes: There are many kinds of hair loss, with many causes, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. Most "natural" hair loss treatments are a waste of money - so get professional help for this. ...Read more

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I am having a bald spot on beard.. Is this mean I do have alopecia areata.. And also my hair loss have started..?

I am having a bald spot on beard.. Is this mean I do have alopecia areata.. And also my hair loss have started..?

May be a few things: A bald spot on the beard could be alopecia areata (aa). However, there can be many other causes. I would see a dermatologist to have it checked out. They will be able to tell you easily what is causing the baldness. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have hair loss . What should I do?

I have hair loss . What should I do?

See a dermatologist: There are many different reasons for hair loss. A thorough history, including family history and physical, list of medications, supplements, etc. Is needed. You may need some bloodwork. With any type of hair loss, the earlier it is treated, the better the results. It is possible for a 21 year old male to lose hair in a male pattern distribution. All meds work better at keeping hair you have. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss (quality: patchy spots) and eyelashes falling out. My question is why would I only have pubescent hair?

I am experiencing  hair loss (quality: patchy spots)  and eyelashes falling out. 

My question is why would I only have pubescent hair?

...Hormonal issues..: 19 y/o male says I am experiencing hair loss (quality: patchy spots) and eye lashes falling. My question is why I only have pubescent hair? There seems to be some issues with one's Hormonal Status. One needs a proper medical evaluation with their PCP and possibly Endocrinologist. other Specialists Like Dermatologist may also be needed to sort out these issues. And pls don't wait too long. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss (quality: patchy spots) . I am on a healthy diet. I followed keto two months back. I have reduced weight but my hair fall?

I am experiencing  hair loss (quality: patchy spots) . I am on a healthy diet. I followed keto two months back. I have reduced weight but my hair fall?

Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. It can be in patches or the entire body. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am suffering from a large hair loss, even i lost my hair density and hairs on my forehead.Tell me some remedies, medicines to regain hairsand density ?

I am suffering from a large hair loss, even i lost my hair density and hairs on my forehead.Tell me some remedies, medicines to regain hairsand density ?

Depends on the cause: There are many different causes for hair loss. Hair loss can be temporary (non-scarring) or permanent (scarring). You will need a hair loss evaluation by an expert in hair loss eg a dermatologist to determine the type of hair loss you have before any treatment can be considered. ...Read more

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I have a severe hair loss what should I do?

I have a severe hair loss what should I do?

Evaluation: You will need an evaluation to make sure you are not deficient in certain key hormones and nutrients. Also, you should be checked for autoimmune diseases. It could also be stress or postpregnancy related. Finally, it could be related to other skin problems or a reaction to something you are using. Do go in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My father and brother have lost hair on scalp. I have not yet suffered from hair loss. Should i start taking something as a precaution. Pills.Rogaine.?

My father and brother have lost hair on scalp. I have not yet suffered from hair loss. Should i start taking something as a precaution. Pills.Rogaine.?

Maybe: If you are to be bald it would be evident by age 23. You may not need any thing, but the sooner you start the better the result. The pills are more effective but require prescription. Some people use both. If you do something the benefit goes only to those who use it religeously for many years. ...Read more

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I have hair loss problem..What I should include in my diet to make my hair good?

I have hair loss problem..What I should include in my diet to make my hair good?

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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I have problem of hair loss. My hair are so thin silky and weak and easily lost. Many times i found dandruff in my scalp. I have been experience this?

I have problem of hair loss. My hair are so thin silky and weak and easily lost. Many times i found dandruff in my scalp. I have been experience this?

Beauty salon: Start by going to a unisex top rated beauty parlor and have a skilled barber evaluate your hair and make recommendations about its care. If he/she deems it advisable a dermatologist can be consulted. ...Read more

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Hi sir, I masturbate regularly and I lost my hair how to control hair loss and dht level in scalp?

Hi sir, I masturbate regularly and I lost my hair how to control hair loss and dht level in scalp?

Growing up: Evry 20 year old guy is doing the same thing. It's good for you; you can learn about your body and mind in preparation for adult life, and stay comfortable. It has nothing to do with your hair and this stuff about DHT is made up. All guys your age lose hair on our temples; if you have some other pattern, get seen by a competent physician. Think about talking with Dad about your changing body. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Bauman
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