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Can I reverse hair loss?

Can I reverse hair loss?

Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...Read more

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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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Can finasteride/propecia potentially REVERSE hair loss/mpb or only SLOW it?

Can finasteride/propecia potentially REVERSE hair loss/mpb or only SLOW it?

DHT: DHT is a toxin to the hair follicle so blocking dihydrotestosterone (DHT) actually helps the hair follicles become more healthy and can actually increase hair growth. ...Read more

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Will msm & multivitamin with biotin stop and reverse hair loss?

Will msm & multivitamin with biotin stop and reverse hair loss?

Possibly: Biotin if a vitamin that promotes hair and nail growth and can help people with hair loss. Not sure what msm is can you elaborate? ...Read more

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Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

No: Correct the thyroid dysfunction, and the hair may regrow. Biotin has no effect on thyroid hair loss. ...Read more

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What can I do to reverse my hair loss? I am losing hair around my crown, and have lost most hair on forehead?

What can I do to reverse my hair loss?
I am losing hair around my crown, and have lost most hair on forehead?

Male pattern: hair loss. There are two effective medications to prevent male pattern hair loss. There is rogaine (minoxidil) which is topical and there is the oral medication propecia. ...Read more

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Any known remedy to reverse Accutane hair loss?

Time: Many post Accutane hair loss is telogen effluvien. This may reverse itself after Accutane has been stopped. It may take as long as a year to see your hair begin to normalize. In addition, Minoxidil may help. I like the foam formulation. This usually takes about 3 months to see changes. ...Read more

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How can I reverse zinc induced hair loss ? Please help

How can I reverse zinc induced hair loss ? Please help

See a dermatologist: How do you know the cause? Stop zinc if you do not have a clear indication. Most people taking supplements of zinc are victims of fraudulent claims. ...Read more

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What can u do to reverse my acne and hair loss from elevated dheas? Been taking deacdron for 4 mo & just started birth control.

? PCOS: Have you been evaluated for pcos?. This is the most common cause of the symptoms you describe and may be treatable with birth control pills and a testosterone blocker. It is a good idea to have a full evaluation by a reproductive or medical endocrinologist before starting treatment. ...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