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Does minoxidil 15% hair regrowth causes dizziness when getting up as a side effect?

Does minoxidil 15% hair regrowth causes dizziness when getting up as a side effect?

Sounds possible: Minoxidil inside one's body can lower blood pressure. The amount of Minoxidil entering the body is hard to predict and depends on things such as the condition of the skin, the number of applications per day, the amount of skin that receives minoxidil, and the length of time it stays on the skin. One can work with his doctor and do trials on & off minoxidil, while monitoring for dizziness symptoms. ...Read more

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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

How does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

According to them: "the exact mechanism of action of rogaine (minoxidil) is uncertain. However, researchers believe that rogaine (minoxidil) works in part by partially enlarging the hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. By enlarging miniaturized follicles, the growth phase of the hair cycle is prolonged, allowing the hair to become longer and thicker looking and with more follicles in the growth phase at the same time.". ...Read more

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Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Two ways: Minoxidil makes hair follicles wider so your hair is thicker. It also increases the growth phase of your hair so that you grow longer hair and more strands of hair. Unfortunately, this isn't a permanent one time only treatment. You need to continue using Minoxidil to maintain your hair growth. ...Read more

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Minoxidil (Rogaine) causes cancer and is it the best product I can use for my regrow of hair.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) causes cancer and is it the best product I can use for my regrow of hair.

No it does not!: Minoxidil is FDA approved. There is no significant risk of developing cancer due to use of this drug. If there was a risk it will be off the market very quickly. So forget about that risk. There are limited number of products for hair regrowth and they are only partially effective. ...Read more

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How do I permanently get rid of facial hair caused by minoxidil in women.

How do I permanently get rid of facial hair caused by minoxidil in women.

First it is impor-: Tant to make sure topical minoxidil is only applied to scalp. laser permanently gets rid of hair growth, but continued use of minoxidil may lead to more facial hair. I would see dermatologist for other possible treatments for hair growth. Electrolysis typically leads to some element of scarring while laser done in doctor office (where doc is fellow of american society of laser medicine and surger ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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Will applying minoxidil on scalp cause excessive unwanted hair growth anywhere else even if it was just applied on scalp?

Will applying minoxidil on scalp cause excessive unwanted hair growth anywhere else even if it was just applied on scalp?

Yes: It is very common, especially for women, to get extra hair growth in other areas besides only the scalp. If a woman is using it and gets facial hair, I tell her that "this is great! " it means that the Minoxidil is working. Now we just have to decrease it so we keep the growth to the scalp only. ...Read more

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Does minoxidil cause sterility or infertility. And does all the new hair falls on stoppage of this medication?

Does minoxidil cause sterility or infertility. And does all the new hair falls on stoppage of this medication?

No and Yes: Use of the topical form of minoxidil for hair loss (alopecia androgenita) is NOT associated with sterility or infertility. Hair growth typically resulting from use of minoxidil usually does recede after discontinuing its use. Minoxidil should only be used for specific hair loss patterns. See your physican to make sure you don't have other underlying and potentially treatable causes of hair loss. ...Read more

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Will minoxidil get on my pillow after application when I sleep onto my face and cause unwanted facial hair?

Will minoxidil get on my pillow after application when I sleep onto my face and cause unwanted facial hair?

Might as well: Say yes.
While this is possible from the pillow, the amount rubbed in is also enough to give effects All over even wtihout direct contact. However, it does NOT cause hair to grow where there is not already the potential for hair growth... increased beard and mustache sure... hairy eyeballs, no, not possible. ...Read more

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Hi! I'm using a minoxidil 5% spray to grow back my genetically lost hair. I'm afraid b/c smells very acidic & sometimes causes a headache (side effect).

Minoxidil Lotion: Try using the 5% Minoxidil lotion. The lotion is less likely to cause problems than the spray. You are more likely to inhale the spray than the lotion. ...Read more

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I am using minoxidil 5%, 1 ml daily. Can it cause hair loss to my wife from the traces she pick up from me by physical contact or from pillows?

I am using minoxidil 5%, 1 ml daily. Can it cause hair loss to my wife from the traces she pick up from me by physical contact or from pillows?

No: Minoxidil's use to help hair growth was accidentally discovered. It was initially only used as an anti-hypertensive but then was discovered that patient's also had increased hair growth. It is thought that it dilates the vessels in the skin and increases the nutrient delivery to the hair follicles to help hair growth. It should not cause hair loss for you wife. ...Read more

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I use topical tretinoin gel with minoxidil for hair growth. But there are accounts on the net claiming it causes hairloss. Please explain the truth.

Not really.: A comparative study published in the american journal of dermatology in 2007 showed that:
the efficacy and safety of combined 5% Minoxidil and 0.01% tretinoin once-daily therapy appear to be equivalent to those of conventional 5% Minoxidil twice-daily therapy for the treatment of androgenic alopecia.
In other words, tretinoin does not appear to improve results of Minoxidil alone. ...Read more

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Cause? Joints (fingers, shoulders, hip, knees) hurt for year+. Light headed, dizziness, losing hair are other problems. ANA negative. WBC 4.7 RBC 3.86

Cause? Joints (fingers, shoulders, hip, knees) hurt for year+. Light headed, dizziness, losing hair are other problems. ANA negative. WBC 4.7 RBC 3.86

RA: RA often has negative tests. Your age puts you in the danger zone. Careful x-rays of your SI joints & hands may help. Your response to NSAIDs should be positive but not a cure. Look for bumps on the leg and sides of the fingers You are a bit anemic so check the reason for that. That may give us a hint. Iritis is often associated. RA has many cousins like lupus, , psoriatic and other arthritides. ...Read more

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What else can cause dizziness upon head movement besides BPPV?

What else can cause dizziness upon head movement besides BPPV?

Dizziness: Etiology (cause) of dizziness is very broad. If you are having symptoms, I recommend a consult with one of the HealthTap docs, or with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety out of nowhere cause sudden brief dizziness, head rush and slightly faint feeling?

Why does anxiety out of nowhere cause sudden brief dizziness, head rush and slightly faint feeling?

Panic: Fear or panic leads to release of adrenaline which causes fight-flight response, leading to rapid heart rate, rapid breathing & sweating. Rapid breathing causes drop in carbon dioxide in lungs then blood, which leads to shifts in blood ph (hydrogen ion concentration) leading to dizziness. Another cause is adrenaline leading to narrowing of blood vessels to brain, hence less blood flow to head. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness and weird sensations in the head when I move my eyes back and forth? It's been going on for 3 months

What can cause dizziness and weird sensations in the head when I move my eyes back and forth? It's been going on for 3 months

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if is vertigo - balance disturbance in the middle ear balance organ - you can have back and forth movements of your eyes - nystagmus - but this is involuntary and usually brought on with looking in various directions. So, I have no idea about you. There is also a condition with weakness of eye movement muscles. If me, would see an eye doctor and maybe a neurologist. Doubt its hormones. ...Read more

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My head feels very off-balance and dizzy when I look down. Had bppv but was told no more crystals. Can sinus issues caused the same feeling?

My head feels very off-balance and dizzy when I look down. Had bppv but was told no more crystals. Can sinus issues caused the same feeling?

Possible recurrence: What you describe is a possible recurrence of your bppv. Crystals are usually always present in the vestibular apparatus. ...Read more

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Pressure in the left side of my head for nearly 2 weeks. Doesn't cause any pain but it does cause dizziness and unequal pupil size. What is it?

Pressure in the left side of my head for nearly 2 weeks. Doesn't cause any pain but it does cause dizziness and unequal pupil size. What is it?

Insufficient data: It is impossible to say exactly what is going on, age, blood pressure, other symptoms or complicating comorbid conditions, medications, state of your "nerves" all matter. Give details ...Read more

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Setting eating lunch &working on my computer, I felt sudden dizzy in my head/vertigo (wanted to fall could not hold my head) for few seconds. Causes?

Setting eating lunch &working on my computer, I felt sudden dizzy in my head/vertigo (wanted to fall could not hold my head) for few seconds. Causes?

Ear illness: The most common reason people get dizzy is a virus in the ear but other ear diseases, such as menier's disease, are common as well. These are typically very benign illnesses that get better on their own or with minor treatments. Occasionally more serious problems like brain tumors or strokes can cause dizziness as well. Go to an er or see an ENT doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. I need help. I am experiencing heaviness in my head like something is on it. There's tightness that causes dizziness. Need advise. TY?

Hi doctors. I need help. I am experiencing heaviness in my head like something is on it. There's tightness that causes dizziness. Need advise. TY?

Congestion: Sounds like sinus congestion. Allergies in the US are bad this time of the year, and I suspect in the Philippines they are bad too. You may have some sinus congestion causing your issues. Try and Over the counter decongestant and if not better see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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