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Patterns Of 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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
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!
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
Medications: Minoxidil and Propecia are two fda approved medical treatments for male pattern baldness. New research suggesting the involvement of the prostaglandin d receptor in the development of this condition suggest that inhibitors to this receptor may also be effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably.: There will probably be a cure (possibly involving stem cells) in the future. As to when, my crystal ball is on the fritz, so there's no way to know. Until then, hair transplantation is safe and effective (if a bit expensive) in the hands of an experienced hair transplant specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have male pattern baldness. i bought minioxidil 5%. how often should i use it??
should i use it daily?
Minoxidil: It is usually used twice a day. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/minoxidil-topical-route/proper-use/DRG-20068750 ...Read more
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