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Are there natural products to use for hair thinning? Also, I believe my head is shrinking. 44 yr old female..I'm concerned...especially about my hair

Are there natural products to use for hair thinning?  Also, I believe my head is shrinking. 44 yr old female..I'm concerned...especially about my hair

Well I doubt your: head is shrinking, but if you are losing hair, it may appear smaller because of less hair on your head. There are a lot of natural supplements out there. I have only done research on the Viviscal supplement with great results. Hope that helps. But i would certainly see dermatologist to make sure you are not losing your hair due to thyroid disease or iron deficiency ...Read more

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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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Why is my hair thinning?

Why is my hair thinning?

Thinning hair: This is very uncommon at your age and you must see your Gynecologist as soon as you can. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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As a female, why is my hair thinning at 22?

As a female, why is my hair thinning at 22?

Hair thinning: It is normal to have cyclical hair thinning that could last up to 6 months and will get resolved after that. Just to be on the safe side ask your doctor to check your thyroid. A simple treatment is Minoxidil 2% topical solution which is available over the counter. ...Read more

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What to do about hair thinning and loss in 20s?

See dermatologist: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem. ...Read more

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Can I take any medicine for lady hair thinning?

Can I take any medicine for lady hair thinning?

Depends: Often female hair thinning or loss is due to hormone decreases primarily estrogen and thyroid so be sure to check those. If not then there are other methods to treat like Minoxidil and some cortisones if condition is autoimmune like alopecia arreata. ...Read more

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What kind of diet can cause hair thinning or loss?

What kind of diet can cause hair thinning or loss?

Biotin?: Some might say a diet rich in biotin can help hair growth but no real diet issues are associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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How to stop hair thinning? Is using phyto effective?

How to stop hair thinning? Is using phyto effective?

What kind of phyto?: 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, etc, ...). 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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Can hair thinning at the age of 17 in females be treated?

Have this evaluated: See a doctor/dermatologist about this as this type of hair loss needs to be checked out early to find the cause and get treatment and avoid progressive thinning that can be difficult to recover. Hormonal issue are usually the cause, but other types of hair loss do occur in this age and this needs to be evaluated. ...Read more