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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 are also helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


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What medication and measure should my sister take to prevent hair loss?

What medication and measure should my sister take to prevent hair loss?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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How can we check what type of hair do I have and what is the best thing to avoid hair fall. Does having short length hair help prevent hair loss?

No: Short hair does not prevent hair loss. If there is underlying problem such as low iron, abnormal thyroid or hormone problems these can contribute to hair loss. Do not over process your hair, and do not do crash diets, if there is hair loss that concerns you see dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you prevent hair loss in women?

How can you prevent hair loss in women?

Check thyroid: One cause of hair loss in women is hypothyroidism. If that is the problem, treatment with thyroid medication should correct the problem. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

PREVENTING HAIR LOSS: AH! THAT WOULD BE BILLION DOLLAR PRODUCT . . . NO WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS. I REMEMBER A WAG* ONCE SAYING, "THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS IS TO CASTRATE YOUR GRANDPARENTS." KEEP YOU HAIR CLEAN; SHAMPOO OFTEN; EAT A HEALTHFUL DIET; AND STAY HAPPY . . . *A WAG IS A WITTY AMUSING PERSON WHO MAKES JOKES . . . ...Read more

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Starting to see a little thinning and want to prevent if not stop the hair loss. Any suggestions?

Starting to see a little thinning and want to prevent if not stop the hair loss. Any suggestions?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (best for men) or 2% rogaine prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants one can always start with the over the counter rogaine. I find Propecia to be more effective, but this requires a prescription. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hair loss and what can I do to prevent it?

Many: There are many causes including infections, nutrition, chronic illnesses, toxins, stress, and rarely in women, genetics. Prevention depends on the cause so you should get a full evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything u can recommend to prevent further hair loss?

Is there anything u can recommend to prevent further hair loss?

Spironolactone: A dermatologist and/or endocrinologist may help you. Finasteride, duterasteride, and spironolactone are used to reduce androgenic hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more