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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm.

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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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.

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What causes female hair loss?

What causes female hair loss?

Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products.

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I am suffering from hair loss?

I am suffering from hair loss?

Hair Loss: You may have male pattern hair loss. Treatment of this type of hair loss is with rogaine (minoxidil) for men and the oral medication propecia.

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How to protect from hair loss?

How to protect from hair loss?

Different options: Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented. Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that do not damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss.

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I need a solution to my hair loss.

Exam: Hormonal testing is important: Us of dilute minoxidil (Rogiane) may be helpful.

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I have hair loss. What should I do?

I have hair loss. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: There are many different reasons for hair loss. A thorough history, including family history and physical, list of medications, supplements, etc. Is needed. You may need some bloodwork. With any type of hair loss, the earlier it is treated, the better the results. It is possible for a 21 year old male to lose hair in a male pattern distribution. All meds work better at keeping hair you have.

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Is there any way of stopping hair loss in men?

Is there any way of stopping hair loss in men?

Hair loss: In the past few years, medicine has made tremendous strides in the treatment of men's hair loss. With the advent of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors such as Propecia (finasteride) and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, for many, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable.

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What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

Stress or thyroid pr: Mostly come from stress or thyroid problem. Sometime scalp infection can cause hair loss. Go see your doctor to get a full exam.

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Is hair loss preventable?

Yes: There are various strategies for hair retention. Supplements such as biotin can help. Medications like Propecia and topical medications like rogaine (minoxidil) are also helpful.

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How to prevent hair loss?

PREVENTING HAIR LOSS: AH! THAT WOULD BE BILLION DOLLAR PRODUCT. . . NO WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS. I REMEMBER A WAG* ONCE SAYING, "THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS IS TO CASTRATE YOUR GRANDPARENTS." KEEP YOU HAIR CLEAN; SHAMPOO OFTEN; EAT A HEALTHFUL DIET; AND STAY HAPPY. . . *A WAG IS A WITTY AMUSING PERSON WHO MAKES JOKES. . .

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Hair loss: If you are a male the most important cause is genetic male pattern baldness. Some important preventable causes of hair loss are iron deficiency anemia and hypothyroidism (lazy thyroid).

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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