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Is hair loss preventable?

Is hair loss preventable?

Yes: There are various strategies for hair retention. Supplements such as biotin can help. Medications like Propecia and topical medications like rogaine (minoxidil) are also helpful. ...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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Is hearing loss preventable?

Is hearing loss preventable?

Absolutley!: Some hearing loss is genetic and is not preventable. However hearing loss can and does occur with repeated and prolonged noise trauma. When in doubt... Wear hearing protection: mowing, firing weapons, avoiding loud music (headphones or not)... ...Read more

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Is the alcohol-induced hair loss reversible?

Is the alcohol-induced hair loss reversible?

I doubt that alcohol: I do not think alcohol causes hair loss. But it is a good reason not to drink...Perhaps alopecia issue would not arise in that case. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

Sometimes: Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss genetic?

Is hearing loss genetic?

Sometimes: Some types of hearing loss are inherited but others are caused by infection, trauma or exposure to loud noises. An ear specialist or otolaryngologist can help sort out the cause of hearing difficulty. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a consequence of anemia?

Is hair loss a consequence of anemia?

Sometimes: Hair loss can be a consequence of anemia, but most times it is not the most significant contributing factor. If you have anemia, please remember that anemia itself can occur for many reasons so please be sure to have a doctor find the cause of your anemia. In terms of hair loss, i find that most of my patients with anemia have another problem contributing to their loss of hair. ...Read more

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Doe vitamin B12 deficiency (due to tropical sprue) can cause hair loss at hairline??? And is this type of hair loss is reversible???

Doe vitamin B12 deficiency (due to tropical sprue) can cause hair loss at hairline??? And is this type of hair loss is reversible???

Hairloss: Since the growth of hair requires several things including nutrition, vitamins and hormones, having tropical sprue would definitely cause your body to be stressed thus possibly lead to some hair loss. This type of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium. Usually will resolve when the underlying problem is taken care of. ...Read more

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Is alopecia always associated with eyelash and eyebrows hair loss ?

AREATA????: Do you mean ALOPECIA AREATA? There are a variety of different alopecias. Alopecia AREATA sometimes involves all or part of eyelashes or eyebrows Usually not. Nails may be pitted. ...Read more

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How much weight loss is considered "dramatic" and possible cause of hair loss?

How much weight loss is considered "dramatic" and possible cause of hair loss?

Weight loss: I don't think hair loss is related weight loss. How much weight loss is "dramatic" depends on how much weight you have lost and how quickly. If you are overweight don't aim for more than 1/2 to 1 lb a week until you are comfortable with your weight. ...Read more

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Is hair loss from tinea capitis always permanent?

Often: If the infection completely destroyed the hair follicles, yes, hair would be gone forever. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil effective for hair loss ?

Is minoxidil effective  for hair loss ?

Minoxidil: If hair growth is going to occur with the use of minoxidil, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for several months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. Hair loss will begin again within a few months after Minoxidil treatment is stopped. ...Read more

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How minoxidil works in preventing hair loss ?Thx

Still not clear.: Minoxidil is a 40-year-old drug first used to treat high blood pressure. Hair growth was a common side-effect. We observe that it shortens the resting phase of hair growth, it increases the length of time hair grows and increases the size of hair follicles. The exact mechanism for these actions is still unknown, and may be caused by changes in the hair follicle or the supporting cells. ...Read more

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Is alopecia universalis really preventable?

Is alopecia universalis really preventable?

It is treatable: It is also alopecia areata. Alopecia areata can regrow on its own. There are a lot of different therapies that have been tried to affect the immune system. Prevention is hard to do, because it is not predictable as to when it will return if it returns. That's it is difficult to do constant therapy that may not be needed. ...Read more

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How effective is propecia (finasteride) for hair loss in young men?

How effective is propecia (finasteride) for hair loss in young men?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is effective at preventing hair loss, however it has been implicated in causing erectile dysfunction as a side effect. I suggest that you discuss these issues with your physician before beginning the medication and learn about all the medication's risks and benefits. As an alternative hair transplant is a safe long term solution to male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


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