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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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Does prednisone or plaquinal (sp) cause hair loss?

Does prednisone or plaquinal (sp) cause hair loss?

Prednisone - yes: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) - not commonly. I would worry more about your underlying condition causing the hair loss. ...Read more

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Im 31m begining to show first signs of hair loss s@ back of my scalp. Does rogain or minoxidil really workk?

Im 31m begining to show first signs of hair loss s@ back of my scalp. Does rogain or minoxidil really workk?

Yes, they may: Although, they may work for you, i'd recommend to rule out other possible causes of hair loss such as thyroid disease and/or anemia. If there is none of those, and you exhibit male baldness pattern, you may try rogaine (minoxidil). I'd not go for Minoxidil (oral) as it does have a higher incidence of side effects. ...Read more

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I am on spironolactone 100 mg for androgenic hair loss, would maca root interfere witht spironolactone or decrease it`s antiandrogenic effect.. ?

I am on spironolactone 100 mg for androgenic hair loss, would maca root interfere witht spironolactone or decrease it`s antiandrogenic effect.. ?

Wouldn't help: It's not that it would interfere, it's that it wouldn't help! also, you don't know what's in the product you take, since it's not checked or inspected. Further, all "supplements" can have adverse side effects. Don't get your medical education from tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Hw to stop hair loss?

Hw to stop hair loss?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss?

How to stop hair loss?

Hair loss.: hair loss has many different causes, anemia, low or high thyroid function, low vitamin levels, genetics, medications etc. you need to see a doctor to get some blood work and find the cause of hair loss and treat it accordingly. Meanwhile you may take some multivitamins. ...Read more

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Hair loss: common causes?

Hair loss: common causes?

Genetic: The hair loss pattern is often genetic. A look at your parents may provide the answer. Thyroid diseases, iron deficiency, and stress may cause hair loss as well. ...Read more

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How to control hair loss ?

How to control hair loss ?

Hair Loss: Control of hair loss includes knowing the cause: medications, diet, stress, hormones, or genetics. Male pattern hair loss is genetic and caused by dht. Treatment is with rogaine (minoxidil) for men and or propecia. ...Read more

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What is good for hair loss?

What is good for hair loss?

Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss.Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...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