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Reasons For Female Hair Thinning
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
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My hair has been thinning and greying at an alarming rate.Any recommendations for women's hair growth pills?
I am suffering from hair lost for 2 years.i have also dandruff problem and lack of hair growth,dry hair,damage hair and unmanageable hair.
Skinhead????: If your name is SWASTIKA, shave your head. ...Read more
30 year old/ f, caucasian. For 10 months i've been experiencing head hair loss. No family history of hair loss in females. What is causing this?
I am experiencing thinning hair and hair fall... Can biotin or any other supplement help in thinning hair??
Thinning hair: There is no "natural remedy" but you have two choices. 1: See your hair stylist for advice and help. 2: If that does not work out please see a Dermatologist (skin doctor). ...Read more
Stronger Minoxidil: At the present time only topical Minoxidil is the only fda approved treament to deter female pattern hair loss in women. It comes in two strengths 2% & 5%. Even though the labeling on the 5% limits it to use by males, many dermatologists feel the 5% is appropriate in women as well. ...Read more
30 years old male , hair is thinning, feel like loose hair prematurely. Anything to prevent this?
Consider endocrine : Evaluation and if the fails to disclose any underlying condition the use of a medically supervised course of Propecia (finasteride) or optical Minoxidil may help. I m still wary of non-surgical treatment regimens such as last or light therapy which make dramatic claims. Of course these appear to have few side effects but may run thousands of dollars and may be worth a try but don't expect a lot. ...Read more
DHT: is TESTOSTERONE and there are NO SCIENTIFICALLY based medical studies which show TOPICAL Testosterone as an effective means of treating thinning hair in mail pattern balndess (in fact testosterone used to be thought of as the CAUSE for MPB!!!!! ROGAINE is what you should be researching Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
No.: Masturbation would not cause hair loss in men or women. Alopecia has several potential causes including malnutrition/vitamin deficiencies, infection of the skin/hair follicles, autoimmune disease, mechanical factors (constantly pulling at hair for example), hormone changes, high emotional or physical stress and severe illness (eg end stage liver or kidney disease) ...Read more
Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.
It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a very low vitamin d level a reason for hair thinning in a 57 yr. Old female who has just become post-menopausal?
No.: Vitamin d is a hormone, not a vitamin. I recommend vitamin d3 at 2000 iu per day. But hair loss is less an issue, than hormonal changes. Current consensus suggest that women in menopause obtain cardiac benefits from being on estrogen till about sixty unless you have contraindications. Low estrogen can be the most important factor. ...Read more
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
Seversal things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Hair thinning: If you see a hair stylist ask her what she would recommend. If you not see a hair stylist, or are not satisifed with her suggestion, see a dermatologist ...Read more
Hair thinning: My apologies if I have answered this before. I would first recommend you discuss this with your hairstylist. If you don't have one you see regularly see someone else. If that does not really help you the next step would be to see a Dermatologist. Improvement can happen! ...Read more
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
If you are a female (22) suffering from hair loss/hair thinning at the front portion of the head what tests can be carried out to determine the cause?
Female hair loss: There are some vitamins for hair, skin and nails, which typically include biotin. These however will not help regrow hair. There are numerous causes of hair thinning or loss in women and the diagnosis can be sometimes very clear cut and other times very difficult to figure out. Your best bet is to find a dermatologist with expertise in hair loss in women if it is concerning you. ...Read more
If you are a female (22) suffering from hair loss/hair thinning at the front portion of the head what treatments are available to help with this ?
No: If you have pcos with high male harmones can cause hair fall. ...Read more
Hair thinning, 24 yo active female, very dry palms, inability to sweat as much as before, heat rash after exercise i'm a very active 24 year old. I teach aerobics and dance on average about 6 times a week. A year ago i had an emergency apendectomy, and a
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Low blood pressure, can't lose weight, dizzy, hair thinning, constipated, can't sleep 28 year old female. What can it be?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
What could be the reason for a bald?
How could I stop this at the early stage and regrow my lost hair?
Usually genetic: I see you are 22 years old. All normally masculinized men lose the hair on their temples at your age. Many men, especially those blessed with abundant chest hair, go on to lose more in the familiar pattern. Your physician can give you medications, or you can embrace your genetic heritage and masculinity and focus on looking good and being healthy overall. Photo Guy isn't complaining. Cheers. ...Read more
I have thick, long hair, and just found a bald spot on my hair. Wondering what could cause this, and if it's true stress could be a reason?
Why speculate???: See a dermatologist for diagnosis and directed therapy.Maybe ALOPECIA AREATA, an autoimmune condition. Other diagnoses possible. Need exam. Why guess?? Stress may cause this from long-term compulsive neurotic rubbing of the same place. You will know if you are doing this. ...Read more
My hair has been falling out in CHUNKS for about 2 months. My TSH is 0.022 and my T4 is 14.84. Could this be the reason? will I go bald?
Very likely....: due to hyperthyroid state. Once the thyroid balance is restored, you will have your hair back. Be patient with restoring thyroid balance. ...Read more
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