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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 are the side effects in women taking finesterde for hair loss?

What are the side effects in women taking finesterde for hair loss?

Hormones hair loss: Finasteride is used to treat men with big prostate glands that cause problems urinating. It works by blocking the conversion testosterone, one male hormone into another, more potent one, dihydrotestosterone. It also stops male genetic hair loss it is also used for elderly women, who are losing hair. If a young woman takes the drug and gets pregnant, it would harm her male fetus. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause side effects of hair loss and nausea?

Why does chemotherapy cause side effects of hair loss and nausea?

.: Chemotherapy attacks rapidly growing cells, so it attacks the cancer cells as well as normal body cells that grow rapidly, including your hair follicles! Chemo crosses from the blood to the brain and triggers the nausea center in the brain. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause the side effects of hair loss? Also lots of nausea?

Why does chemotherapy cause the side effects of hair loss? Also lots of nausea?

Kills cells: Chemotherapy kills cells. It just kills cancer cells quicker than normal cells because they grow faster.
As for the nausea, chemo agents are toxic to living tissue. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for hair loss whithout any side effects. And is hair transplant cost really expensive?

Is there any medicine for hair loss whithout any side effects. And is hair transplant cost really expensive?

No and it depends: All medications have side effects and risks, as does hair transplantation. This is true for everything we do in life. The secret is to carefully evaluate the risks and benefits. There is no way to know the exact outcome; however, the expected outcome, odds, types of risks, frequency and cost are all available to you before you make the decision. Seek a qualified professional for the best info. ...Read more

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I m 22 (m)having a hair loss. I am taking finasteride side 2 years now. How long should I continue and what are the side effects?

I m 22 (m)having a hair loss. I am taking finasteride side 2 years now. How long should I continue and what are the side effects?

Finasteride: If you have male pattern hair loss and you stop the Finasteride all the hair that grew back and all the hair that was stopped from falling out will eventually fall out. Serious side effects of Finasteride include breast ca, prostate ca, male infertility and depression. The common reactions include impotence, gynecomastia, hypotension and decreased iibido. ...Read more

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I'm18 years old and I am having hair fall. Currently using Androanagen tablets. They have any side effects? Do masturbation cause hair loss

I'm18 years old and I am having hair fall. Currently using Androanagen tablets. They have any side effects? Do masturbation cause hair loss

Wrong question: Any side effects from this pill will be irrelevant because they are completely useless for anything. The only person to benefit is the person who sells this silly combination of worthless herbs. Don't be such a sucker. NO, masturbation does NOT cause hair loss or acne. It will not make you blind, either. The correct question is "should I buy androanagen tablets? " The answer is NO!!! ...Read more

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Is it possible for Lymphoma to be cured through chemo within a month if caught early, without noticing any side effects like hair loss?

Is it possible for Lymphoma to be cured through chemo within a month if caught early, without noticing any side effects like hair loss?

Totally curable: The question about hair loss depends upon exactly what treatment is used but would be reversible and a small price to pay for a cure. ...Read more

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Which has less side effects specially hair loss divalproex 500mg or topiramate 25 mg?

Which has less side effects specially hair loss divalproex 500mg or topiramate 25 mg?

Topiramate: Topiramate has a lower side effect profile. Howerver, divalproex may be more effective depending on the condition being treated. ...Read more

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How commonly reported the sexual side effects of taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss.?

How commonly reported the sexual side effects of taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss.?

Fairly uncommon.: Below is a table showing the proportion of men experiencing sexual side effects compared to placebo. In a 12-month clinical trial, 1.2% of patients taking Propecia (finasteride) (n=945) stopped due to adverse sexual side effects. This is compared to 0.9% of sexual side effects experienced on placebo. For more information, visit the fda: ...Read more

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I'm 16 years male, I'm deciding to take anti-testosterone to stop hair loss. Does it have side effects?

I'm 16 years male, I'm deciding to take anti-testosterone to stop hair loss. Does it have side effects?

Don't Do It: First it will not work. Period. It is foolhardy to believe so. That product is a sham. And, do you want your testicles and potentially your genitals to shrink? To lose the ability to be a father some day? Please get some sanity in your life and get a good medical advisor to help you with your health. ...Read more

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I am using daily surbex-z multivitamin at night and evione 400 mg at morning because of hair loss. Have it any side effects?

I am using daily surbex-z multivitamin at night and evione 400 mg at morning because of hair loss. Have it any side effects?

Probably Not.: Probably no side effects except to your pocket. Probably has no benefits as well. Be skeptic to the promotions of these vitamins. You will get more benefits by a healthy life style of diet and excercise ...Read more

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Is Propecia/finasteride for hair loss safe for a 28 year old to take? Are side effects very common? Is it safe to take for years in the long term?

Is Propecia/finasteride for hair loss safe for a 28 year old to take? Are side effects very common? Is it safe to take for years in the long term?

Here are some...: Known & obvious to most, no drug comes with 100% in its effectiveness & safety, and no doctor can predict what side effects may happen an individual. So, one has to clearly understand what is the goals & expectation of taking a drug, and to embrace the outcome of taking it with caution in collaboration with doc. This is life reality. Hence, the answer to your Q is yes to possible side effect &... ...Read more

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Derm suggest Accutane. I'm afraid of the side effects to hair. I'm very vain about my hair after an incident. Is hair loss/thinning common? Anything else?

Derm suggest Accutane. I'm afraid of the side effects to hair. I'm very vain about my hair after an incident. Is hair loss/thinning common? Anything else?

Accutane: I have yet to be in touch with a dermatologist I don't trust.
You need to bring this to the attention of your dermatologist who will work you through this.
Everything should turn out OK. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of capixyl grocapix gel if any. Doctor prescribed me for hair loss?

What are the side effects of capixyl grocapix gel if any. Doctor prescribed me for hair loss?

Save your money: The side effect is loss of money with no benefit in return. See a better dr if you really have a hair problem> meanwhile you can get minoxidil. It is not wonderful but makes a difference for some people who apply it every day for many months to years. The 2% is cheaper ; nearly as effective as the 5%. ...Read more

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Would one cycle of cypionate testosterone be sufficient enough to cause hair loss? Or any other side effects. The dosage is 1 ml once a week.

Would one cycle of cypionate testosterone be sufficient enough to cause hair loss? Or any other side effects. The dosage is 1 ml once a week.

Unlikely: It is unlikely that one dose of testosterone would do very much either positive or negative. The more important question is: should you be taking it at all? At your age, it is rare to see men with truly low testosterone. You should be evaluated by an endocrinologist. Taking testosterone long term causes dependency (your own body stops making it), and may cause a higher cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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I have been taking Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for almost the last 8 years for hair loss. Due to the side effects will it be better to switch to Saw palmetto? Thanks

I have been taking Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for almost the last 8 years for hair loss. Due to the side effects will it be better to switch to Saw palmetto? Thanks

What side effect (s)?: Not certain which specific side effect (s) you're referring to. Also, finasteride is 1000 x's more potent than beta-sitosterol, which is 100-1000 x's more potent than saw palmetto: it is unlikely that switching will offer you any efficacy/benefit. ...Read more

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Taking finansteride 1mg for hair loss. Does it really cause seriously permanent side effects? Should I stop taking it? Worried

I wouldn't worry: Too much. Finasteride is well tolerated with side effects of erectile issues and decreased libido. These tend to be reversible with stopping the medication; though there are rare reports of more prolonged sexual issues even after stopping the meds. Remember, just like the adverse effects being reversible, so are the gains/effects on hair loss too. ...Read more

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Rituxan (Definition)

Rituxan is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

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