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Increasing Hair Growth Naturally
No such thing: "natural" means nothing. Poison ivy is natural. So is lead and cyanide. You want to know what is effective and safe and affordable. First you need a diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile there is no harm in a try of (generic rogaine) minoxidil. It costs $4 a month. Only after religious use twice a day for 3 months can you see a result. If you like the result, continue forever to continue the. ...Read more
None: Androgenetic alopecia, the hair loss experienced by most adults as they age, can be helped by taking a vitamin called biotin, 3,000-5,000 mcg/day, and applying topical minoxidil solution. Massaging the scalp seems to help as well, but specific oils are not needed. Other treatments require prescription. ...Read more
Hair growth is increasing slowly on my body. I have to trim monthly.Othrwise they grow much.head hair falling speedily.im 31 years old unmaried female?
Hirsutism + alopecia: Hyperandrogenism may be leading to what sounds like hirsutism (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/basics/definition/con-20028919) & male pattern baldness (yes, I know you're female: http://goo.gl/RrYj7U). Maybe I jumped to conclusion & it's hair loss (alopecia) due to excess thyroid hormone or stress or infection or immune system issue. Bottom line, go see Family Doc for eval ...Read more
My friend is having irregular periods like 3 months once and hair growth. Suggest her some foods to overcome it naturally without medication.
Excess hair growth: Irregular periods and excess hair growth may be a sign of a hormonal imbalance. In these conditions, there can be increased blood sugar, prediabetes or diabetes. Dairy foods and foods that have high carbohydrates (bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, etc) contribute to increased blood sugar and Insulin resistance. If the irregular periods continue, an evaluation by a gynecologist is a must. ...Read more
Few options: If you have excessive hair growth then you would need to determine if this is normal growth for you or excessive growth due to some medical problem. Most likely this is something you are pre-determined to have. In that case then hair removal options like laser or electrolysis would be your best bets. ...Read more
Diet: Cut back on fatty foods and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and fish. I know diet seems unrelated to your hair, but it makes a huge difference. It also improves your body at the same time. You may want to take some vitamin tablets, but i suggest you ask someone behind the counter for advice on which ones are best for your hair growth. Most recommended seems to be b-complex. ...Read more
Different ancestors: Be grateful you are not burdened by an itchy bush on your face. Enjoy who you are. The amount and type of facial hair is largely determined by genetics. Nothing you can do about it. But why would you want to??? ...Read more
Excessive hair: Women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens). If your body makes too much of this hormone, you may have unwanted hair growth.In most cases, the exact cause is never identified. It tends to run in families. In general, hirsutism is a harmless condition. But many women find it bothersome, or even embarrassing. ...Read more
Seek Qualified Help: Before you go 'shopping' for hair growth products, treatments &services, the first most important thing to do is find a doctor qualified to diagnose, measure, treat &track your hair loss/hair growth over time. Unfortunately, few doctors have the time, knowledge &motivation to do this. Effective treatments are often stopped too soon, before results are realized! you need a pro on your side! ...Read more
Hair growth: There is nothing that will actually promote the growth of hair or the speed at which it grows. In men who are losing their hair, we can use medicines to help keep their hair, but that does not usually result in any rate change in the hair. Unfortunately we have nothing similar for females and nothing that will make it grow faster or longer. Very gentle haircare is advised. ...Read more
Hair growth: Hair growth is controlled internally and is dependent on many factors--overall health, stress, recent fever, illness, surgery or delivery of a baby, iron and thyroid levels and genetics, among others. Eat healthy, be healthy, avoid/control any chronic diseases. Manage stress in positive ways. Check iron and thyroid levels. ...Read more
Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents are at the age when hair growth begins! Also, when you shave hair it becomes prickly, and more noticeable to the touch. The hair follicle beneath the skin does not know whether the hair above it has been cut long, short or completely shaved. ...Read more
Hair Growth ; Loss: If you have hair loss like a receding hairline or thinning in the crown area, these are typically the signs and symptoms of hereditary male pattern hair loss which will continue if untreated. The good news is that effective medical treatments can slow, stop and even reverse the problem. Early treatment is always best. Sincerely, alan j. Bauman, M.D. Board certified hair restoration physician. ...Read more
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