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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Define the role of complementary therapies in the treatment of asthma?

Define the role of complementary therapies in the treatment of asthma?

Depends: If by complimentary therapies you mean "alternative medicine" i would say there is not much of a role, if you mean medicines that add to the usual asthma treatment (eg immunotherapy, etc), those can change the course of the disease. So called alternative medicine is useful when there are no effective treatments, and asthma has a host of treatments that work well. ...Read more

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Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Exercise: Intense exercise that causes sweating can change electorlyes. You are safe doing low intensity exercise that does not lead to profuse sweating. Ie yoga, but any exercise at low intensity should be fine. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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I a girl 24 years old - is minoxidil use in treatment genetic baldness and what the name of the best product for the treatment of hereditary baldness?

I  a girl 24 years old - is minoxidil use in treatment genetic baldness and what the name of the best product for the treatment of hereditary baldness?

The effect of: Minoxidil in the treatment of baldness is very modest . There is really no effective treatment for hereditary baldness . The hair transplant specialists states that they get good result . It is a very expensive procedure . You might have couple of opinions with hair transplant specialist about the success rate , price , risk and benefit, . ...Read more

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Is there any relation of general anxiety disorder with thinning of hair ?

Is there any relation of general anxiety disorder with thinning of hair ?

Hair Loss: Anxiety and hair loss have a complex relationship. But anxiety can, in some cases, cause hair loss to occur, and in other cases it can make hair loss itself more difficult to control. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in diagnosis and treatment of children's behavioral disorders?

What type of doctor specializes in diagnosis and treatment of children's behavioral disorders?

Behavoir problems: An experienced pediatrician can begin a work-up of a child with behavior problems. Depending on the severity of the issues with the child, a psychiatrist or psychologist may also need to be involved. If autism is suspected, then a developmental expert at a pediatric hospital can provide helpful information to discover why a child and family are struggling with certain behaviors. ...Read more

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Any hair specialist- What is the efficacy and what are the risks of using Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% for men? I am a woman (50) with non genetic general hair thinning

Any hair specialist- What is the efficacy and what are the risks of using Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% for men? I am a woman (50) with non genetic general hair thinning

Hair thining: I would recommend that you first see your hairstylist for advice. If you don't go to a hair stylist, or you are not satisfied with the response I would suggest you see a dermatologist on referral from your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment of androgenic alopeia at teenage ?

Is there any treatment of androgenic alopeia at teenage ?

Hair loss: Rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia might be of help. Romaine is over the counter and you need someone to prescribe the propecia. ...Read more

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Can hirsutism include a sudden, excessive growth of vellus hairs, with no male pattern of distribution? Or is it solely terminal hair in male pattern?

Can hirsutism include a sudden, excessive growth of vellus hairs, with no male pattern of distribution? Or is it solely terminal hair in male pattern?

Hirsutism: Hirsutism is a term that refers to growth of terminal hairs in women in areas that normally don't have hair or have vellus hair, such as chin, chest, abdomen, etc. There are some medications, such as oral or topical Minoxidil among others and certain health conditions that cam cause sudden excessive vellus hair growth. Please have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for the early stage of traction alopecia?

Is there a medicine for the early stage of traction alopecia?

Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or other. All of these issues need to be ruled-out then addressed appropriately. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for male pattern baldness?

What is the treatment for male pattern baldness?

Topican and Oral: After the diagnosis of male pattern alopecia has been established, topical Minoxidil or oral Finasteride may be administered to reduce hair loss and promote hair regrowth. ...Read more

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Treatment of hair on the face of female patient. who already completed the PCO treatment from Alopathic doctor?

Treatment of hair on the face of female patient. who already completed the PCO treatment from Alopathic doctor?

Hirsutism: Medical treatments for PCOS are typically Oral Contraceptives (if not desiring pregnancy) and Metformin. For hirsutism component, Spironolactone may be added, it is dose dependent and the dose required to control hair growth will vary in individuals. There is also the option to consider laser hair reduction or electrolysis if one does not want to use medications. ...Read more

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What are the possible pharmacological basis of a patient's complain of non response to Sildenafil recommended for management of sexual dysfunction.

What are the possible pharmacological basis of a patient's complain of non response to Sildenafil recommended for management of sexual dysfunction.

Other illness: When a medication for erectile dysfunction doesn't work, assuming the person took the medication as directed, it may be because there are other medical illnesses. Diabetes, high blood pressure, alcohol dependence, or other medications interfering with the sildenafil. Discuss all of this with your treating physician to determine the cause, and you should be able to get this cleared up. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for hair fall? Use of genesis causes decreased erection etc problems?

What is best treatment for hair fall? Use of genesis causes decreased erection etc problems?

Overall fitness: You're free to try topical minoxidil or ask about surgery. The real he-men take no treatment, shave their heads, double their gym workouts, and embrace their masculinity and genetics. 95% of good looks for a guy is fitness, and since you're already a powerful lover, perhaps you can decide that this is the right choice for you as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Bauman
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