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Doctor insights on: Preventing Baldness Naturally

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What should I do to prevent me from going bald?

What should I do to prevent me from going bald?

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

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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Slightly getting bald, is there any way to prevent it or make it grow?

Slightly getting bald, is there any way to prevent it or make it grow?

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

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Is it possible (and/or easy) to grow hair to prevent turning bald?

Is it possible (and/or easy) to grow hair to prevent turning bald?

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 more

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How can I prevent bald patched lines on scalp?

How can I prevent bald patched lines on scalp?

Rule ot areataophias: Check with dermatologist to exclude alopeci a areata ophiasis. Androgenic alopecia may extent to the top of head (vertex) and diagnosing possible androgenic alopecia with antiandrogen drugs nay help. ...Read more

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How do I prevent Baldness, is there any hair cream or diet to prevent it?

Baldness: Baldness is common in men but usually not as early as age 27. Please see your doctor about this and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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What are the different ways or diet to prevent hair loss and baldness to women?

What are the different ways or diet to prevent hair loss and baldness to women?

Baldness in women: Before this question can be answered it is very imperative that you find out the cause for hair loss. These are plethoric and you should be seen by a competent dermatologist to elucidate what if anything may be causing the loss. ...Read more

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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

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