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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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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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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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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Please see: Many causes so see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Good Hair care: Avoid Chemicals and hair spray/Color for the hairs. Sometime it is hereditary especially in males after certain age. Good Nutrition and treating some scalp conditions like Dandruff, Psoriasis Eczema etc. ...Read more

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How do I prevent hair loss?

How do I prevent hair loss?

Male Hair Loss Tx's: Hereditary male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in men. Hair follicles at the frontal and crown areas begin to miniaturize in a recognizable pattern eventually creating total baldness over the top of the scalp. Treatments include oral finasteride, topical minoxidil, laser therapy and PRP platelet rich plasma. However, once follicles are dead and gone, transplants are needed. ...Read more

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How do I prevent hair loss?

Hair loss: There is no way to determine this unless the cause was is known you need a exam by primary and referral will be given if necessary. You could have thyroid problems or it could be genetics. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hair loss?

How can I prevent hair loss?

Minoxidil: Best treatment is rogaine (minoxidil) and/or Propecia (finasteride). The earlier you start rogaine the better--more effective at slowing down hair loss than it is at growing hair after it's gone. Need to keep using it in order to keep the benefits. Same with propecia. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss. I'm 21?

How to prevent hair loss. I'm 21?

Depends: If there is a causative factor for the hair loss, treatment of the condition will usually take care of it (stress, iron deficiency, thyroid). Otherwise you hair pattern is mostly hereditary even though Rogaine and Proscar may be helpful in regrowing hair in some people. ...Read more

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What do I do to prevent hair loss?

What do I do to prevent hair loss?

Consult Specialist: This is not my specialty area but I actually grew tonnes of my hair back after it was lost so I will give a non-expert answer here. Of course consult with a medical doctor. 1. Get platelet rich plasma therapy for head 2. Get a Laser Cap for laser hair therapy 3. take Propecia and Rogaine (minoxidil) 4. get a special shampoo to treat hair loss 5. take supplement for Omega 5 and 7 (rare omegas) ...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