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Preventing Baldness Naturally
General health: Male pattern baldness is genetically programmed and most likely to affect men blessed with a lot of body hair. Your physician can guide you here. Other hair loss may reflect hypothyroidism (which if detected is very manageable), ill-defined health problems (telogen effluvium) and there are some rare causes. Maintaining your overall health is your best help here, and nothing's certain. ...Read more
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
Sort of: I'm not familar with any rx product or otc that works over the very long term. My experience (not backed by a study) with patients has been it works moderately well initially, but if you stop, all the hair that was protected falls right out. Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil) are the two rx products i'm familiar with and seem to be safe. I'd prefer helping a patient find a skilled, cerfified transplant doc. ...Read more
Treatment available: Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia are the two medications in the U.S. For treatment of baldness, mainly male-pattern baldness. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and start treatment. Results vary from person to person, but one's "appearance" is usually improved. There is no cure for baldness, so the medications must be continued for the benefit to continue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments available: Rogaine (minoxidil topical) is very effective at preventing further hair loss and can help some improve hair density. For men, Propecia (finasteride) is a good adjunctive treatment which will synergize with the rogaine. Hair transplant is a viable option for treatment of hair loss if it is more severe. Seek a specialist in the field of hair transplantation. ...Read more
Maybe: All normal men lose the hair on their temples at age 20 or so. It's the last change in becoming an adult man. If you're blessed with a thick beard and great body hair, you're more likely to have this progress. Your physician can offer medications and a referral to a specialist, but many men embrace it, buzz their heads, grow a nice beard, and stay fit. Photo-guy's happy; you can be too. Best wishs ...Read more
Does watching porn and masturbating causes pattern baldness??? and if yes then how can we prevent pattern baldness
Sir I have a baldness problem n i lost almost max. part of the hair. So please tell me some homemade tips to prevent this baldness. I am from India.
Most important: is to find out possible cause of hair loss. Need to rule out thyroid disease, anemia and ferritin abnormalities. Need to look for scarring vs non scarring hair loss. Treatment may vary depending on cause. Supplements like Viviscal work well for non scarring hair loss, topical minoxidil 5%, but beyond that need to see dermatologist ...Read more
I am 22 and top of my hair is starting to thin? Will i go bald? Is there anything i can take to prevent this? My dad is bald and i never met mygrandpa
I'm transman & taking testosterone.how can i prevent from gaining weight & baldness?what dosage should i take?now i take 250ml per 3 weeks.
Need supervision: The female to male transition. During this process, transgender men take androgens. This usually stops their monthly periods. Androgens cause women to grow hair on their faces. It makes the clitoris grow. Transgender people should see their doctor every 3 months for the first year of treatment if not more. Then 1-2 x per year after. The doctor tests the hormone levels to decide appopriate dose. ...Read more
I was just suggested not to take propecia (finasteride) now. Isn't the point prevention, not waiting until one is in their 40's and totally bald? I don't get it.
Get a consult: Different physicians recommend different approaches. Get with a second specialist. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Try different hair care product lines. Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% foam is an excellent way to delay or even recover lost hair follicles to fill in male pattern baldness areas. There are also oral medications like Propecia which have had less success, but are certainly worth a try! the only thing is, you have to apply rogaine (minoxidil) twice every day! if you stop watering your flowers, they will no longer grow! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SPF 35, uv A&B: Use sun block spf 35 and above with uv a& b protection. Bang for your buck after 35 is very little. Re apply 90 min to 2 hours even if it says all day block. This was a glitch in the system of sunblock approval from fda. Beyond 90 min it gave them a all day approval rating. It will be corrected soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers