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How to stop losing hair?

How to stop losing hair?

Determine cause: There are many different possible causes for hair loss. A dermatologist/ physician can assess to determine the cause of your hair loss and then a treatment plan can be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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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What could cause losing hair?

What could cause losing  hair?

Many diseases: . Various diseases will cause hair loss from chemotherapy , depression, thyroid problem , ringworm fungus infections conditions like ' alapecia aereata' or patchy baldness due to autoimmune diseases or ringworm infection. .First see your family doctor after medical check up will refer you to a skin doctor. Of course the unstoppable male baldness! ...Read more

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How to know if I'm losing hair?

How to know if I'm losing hair?

Look in the mirror: Look at your comb. Look in the sink. You haven't stated your age or health so if you are looking hair, the cause cannot be known from the information you have provided. ...Read more

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What can I use to stop losing hair?

What can I use to stop losing hair?

Depends on cause: For most common kind, androgenetic alopecia, can try over the counter product called rogaine, (minoxidil) or a prescription rx called propecia, each of which can be partly helpful, but are unlikely to result in full restoration of hair. There are cosmetic procedures (ex. Hair transplant) that you could talk with a dermatologist about. Wigs & hats are an option. Or you could just "go with it". C ur doc 4 eval. ...Read more

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What can women do against losing hair ?

Find the cause: Figure out why you're losing hair & if you can reverse it (like low thyroid or fungus). Talk with your doc about spiranolactone. Minoxidil lotion can be applied to the scalp too. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I know if I am losing hair or not ?

How do I know if I am losing hair or not ?

Have someone look: Tell them to piece through your hair and see if it looks thinned out. You may also notice more hair than usual on your pillow or brush or in the sink/ shower. If you grab a finger full of hair and give a bit of a non-painful tug, the hairs shouldn't come out easy, if there's any more than a few, your hair is falling out too easy. ...Read more

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What im gonna do in order to regain the losing hair?

What im gonna do in order to regain the losing hair?

Hair loss: check for age, genetics, infection, autoimmune disease, stress, over hair abuse care, color, etc, self pulling out, poor hygiene.. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my hair is thinning or I'm losing hair (men)?

How can I tell if my hair is thinning or I'm losing hair (men)?

Check hair lineshowr: You can tell by shower hair count>100 hairs. If you are not eating right that may be cause: Iron and zinc In redmeat, excess major stress, or a post op state. A light tug on hair may show 5 hairs or more which is telegon effluvium, and can improve if certain meds, iron etc are stopped and iron started. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 27 years old female and losing hair, what to do?

What to do if i'm 27 years old female and losing hair, what to do?

Androgens, TE, ormed: Many things including hormonal (PCOS etc), meds like antidepressants, or Inderal, (propranolol) thyroid disease, poor eating like vegan with little iron may co-exist with male hormone hair loss and Telogen effluvium. An endocrinologisti familiar with alopecia should be seen. ...Read more