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Is there a way to cure female pattern baldness?

Is there a way to cure female pattern baldness?

Rogaine (minoxidil) for Women: Rogaine (minoxidil) for women is an over-the-counter fda approved therapy for female pattern alopecia. Another option is hair transplantation. ...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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Any home remedies to cure my female pattern baldness?

Any home remedies to cure my female pattern baldness?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read more

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Im suffering from female pattern baldness stage 2. Please help. Its very stressing.

Go see your doctor: Or go see doctor who specializes in hair loss/replacement. Hair loss can be genetic as well as hormonal. Don't forget stress, thyroid & infections. But if hormonal, check for Dht (dihydrotestosterone) & testosterone. Too much male hormone in women can cause this. Birth control pills & spironolactone can sometimes help combat androgenic effect. And check to be sure t not rubbing off from partner. ...Read more

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Is topical spironolacton (2%) safe for pattern baldness (24 yr male)? Is it effective for that matter? I am not able to find authentic studies online!

Is topical spironolacton (2%) safe for pattern baldness (24 yr male)? Is it effective for that matter? I am not able to find authentic studies online!

See a dermatologist: Oral spironolactone is for women, not men unless you don't mind needing a bra. Topical spironolactone has not been studied. You should be on a formal protocol if you wish to be a test subject. ...Read more

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What is male pattern baldness?

What is male pattern baldness?

Androgenic Alopecia: Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition that results in thinning or baldness of the temples, frontal scalp, and/or crown. The sides and back of the scalp are unaffected. It is well known that a hormone, dihidrotestosterone (dht), results in miniturization of the hair follicles, causing the hair to thin and become fine. Treatments include topical 5% rogaine (minoxidil) (otc) & Propecia 1mg daily (rx). ...Read more

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What causes male pattern baldness?

What causes male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldnes: Usually there is a genetic predisposition. Excessive activity of the adrenal or pituitary glands can also cause this along with polycystic ovarian syndrome in women. Certain drugs can also cause this type of hair loss including steroids and testosterone Progesterone and adrenocortical steroids. ...Read more

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What really causes male pattern baldness?

What really causes male pattern baldness?

Hair loss: Male pattern baldness is another way of saying a patient has an inherited form of hair loss. Unfortunately we cannot change a patient's genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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How do I stop up my male pattern baldness?

Invest: There is no way to stop or cure male pattern baldness. However there are several things that have been proven to slow the process. Rogaine (minoxidil) works and its over the counter. You just have to stick to it. Prescription Propecia works too. Final there is transplant surgery. All cost some $$, so decide what works best for you. ...Read more

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What can be done for male pattern baldness?

A short list: Topical rogaine, (minoxidil) Finasteride pills, transplants or hairpieces. There are some lasers that purport to grow hair ( dubious but possible). Other options may be highly advertised but are ripoffs. ...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