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What are some vitamins to take for healthy hair growth in women? Hair is very thin and signs of balding.

What are some vitamins to take for healthy hair growth in women?  Hair is very thin and signs of balding.

Agree w Dr. Baker: See dermatologist to evaluate for reason for this so that an individualized treatment plan can be developed. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) > ...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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Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Similar: Androgenetic hair loss related to hormones and genetics are quite different for men and for women. Also each individual will have their own variation. With men it begins as a teen and progresses for 20 years or more. Women begin later. Pregnancy, birth control, and menopause are factors. Women thin out on top but do not become completely bald. ...Read more

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Is going bald for woman solves her alopecia ?

Is going bald for woman solves her alopecia ?

A dermatologist will: give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does smoking have anything to do with female balding?

Does smoking have anything to do with female balding?

Smoking and hair : Most people think of smoking as something that only affects the lungs but smoke can affect many parts of the body, including the hair. Cigarette smoke contains up to 4, 000 lethal chemicals. A habitual smoker is constantly surrounded by smoke, and these chemicals can damage the hair follicles that cause the hair to grow. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?

I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?

FEMALE BALDNESS: No one knows who will become bald even if all the male members of a family are bald. Usually if female members of a family are bald or balding, there is likely a chance that you, too, may show early signs of hairloss. (i don't like to use the term "balding" for women's hairloss or "thinning.". ...Read more

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Wats the sign of mature hairline? wats the sign of balding? like many hairloss a day a sign of mbp?

Wats the sign of mature hairline? wats the sign of balding? like many hairloss a day a sign of mbp?

If it recedes: you can ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist. They can do hair counts and hair evaluation and make it clear to you ...Read more

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Men that go bald very young? Is it a sign of internal hormonal problems?

Men that go bald very young?  Is it a sign of internal hormonal problems?

Rarely: Young men can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage, certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, hereditary (genetic) factors, or alopecia areata. If hormonal problems are suspected, other signs might exist including hirsuitism and acne. ...Read more