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Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Yes: Propecia (finasteride) has been clinically proven to help. In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of Finasteride daily regrew some hair. However, Propecia (finasteride) has been linked to long term erectile dysfunction. Other treatments exist such as hair transplantation. You may want to explore these options before taking any meds that may have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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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I am 21 yrs of age. I've started losing hair from the age of 15, hav lost lot of hair til now. Is thr a non surgical way to regain all lost hair? Help

I am 21 yrs of age. I've started losing hair from the age of 15, hav lost lot of hair til now. Is thr a non surgical way to regain all lost hair? Help

Probably not: The topical and oral meds for hair may slow your hair loss but probably will not reverse it. Sometimes they grow new hair but for most people they just help them keep the hair they already have. Usually this means minoxidil solution and finasteride pills. ...Read more

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Facing pattern hair lost and lost more than 40% hairs in 6 months.Started minoxidil 5% and hair fall has increased. Is it a good sign? 24yrs male

Facing pattern hair lost and lost more than 40% hairs in 6 months.Started minoxidil 5% and hair fall has increased. Is it a good sign? 24yrs male

Probably: You may notice an increase in hair loss for up to 2 weeks this is normal and is part of the process for how the drug works the increased hair loss is temporary. If it continues after 2 weeks see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hair loss/thinning is happening at a fast rate, more hair comes out easier every day. Receding hairline. Best course of action? Supplements, shampoo

Hair loss/thinning is happening at a fast rate, more hair comes out easier every day. Receding hairline. Best course of action? Supplements, shampoo

Hair loss: 35 M f San Fran asks hair line receding. What do I do? ANS: 1. Choose different grandparents. 2. Note u have HTN. Ask your Dr to give you oral Minoxidil for BP. But be prepared for hair to grow every where but where u want it. 3. Accept your family Hx which you cannot change yet. 4. Waste money on untested hair restoration products. Search PUBMED for trials of hair restoration. ...Read more

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Is it possible that finasteride 1mg worsen hair loss after 4yrs of regular use?

Is it possible that finasteride 1mg worsen hair loss after 4yrs of regular use?

No Hair Scare Here: It decreases the amount of hair loss based on a hormonal adjustment but generally won't grow back that which has been lost(some exceptions).Also, whatever factors that may contribute to hair loss persist(stress, nutrition, hair care,generic etc) and in individual cases there might need to be a dose adjustment. Some hair may shed due soley to finasteride at the beginning of treatment but not later ...Read more

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My hair loss in starting stage and it's on further head so what's best medicine and food to stop hair loss and increase hair.?

My hair loss in starting stage and it's on further head so what's best medicine and food to stop hair loss and increase hair.?

See your doctor: Unfortunately there are no foods to stop genetically driven hair loss. There are medications that may help, but you should consult your doctor first. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001177.htm. ...Read more

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Is 17 to early to take weight loss pills and if so what are the side effects male 17 african-american tried running weight lifting dieting

Is 17 to early to take weight loss pills and if so what are the side effects male
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It depends: If the 17 year old in question has a bmi of 30 or above and has been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone, it would be reasonable to add appetite suppressants to a physician supervised program of proper nutrition and adequate exercise. If the 17 year old is near normal weight (bmi 25-26 or in the normal range 18.5-25) than i would not recommend adding appetite suppressants. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Started thyronorm 25 for hair loss. TSH reduced from 5.5 -0.25.still hair loss. need to continue drug? all other inv normal. no T3 (liothyronine) drug in india.help

Started thyronorm 25 for hair loss. TSH reduced from 5.5 -0.25.still hair loss. need to  continue drug? all other inv normal. no T3 (liothyronine) drug in india.help

Talk to your doc: If your tsh swung from 5.5 to 0.25 on only 25 mcg of thyroid med, then it's unlikely you have a thyroid problem. Go back and talk to the doc who prescribed the med about this because being hyperthyroid can also cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Difficult: To lose 35 pounds in 7 mos, at 3500 calories to the pound, you would have to burn off 625 calories a day that you didn't take in. That very very difficult for most people. That's eating a lot less or increasing your activity by more than 6 miles of walking/day. ...Read more

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How many months for full effect of minoxidil5%, finasteride 1mg cure of hair loss and regain new hair?

2-3 months: Minoxidil and finesteride work very well together. However it usually takes a minimum of 2 months to notice a decrease of hair loss and 3 months before you see any growth. Many people only get minimum growth but see a stop of hair loss and thicker or fatter hair shafts. ...Read more

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I have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb.And lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily.Having thyroxine for high TSH .What is the cause of hair loss?

I have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb.And lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily.Having thyroxine for high TSH .What is the cause of hair loss?

Most likely: Due to the hypothyroidism which is now being treated. It will take months after your thyroid level is normalized for the hair breakage to stop, but you won't permanently lose any hair. It regrows, but takes months. ...Read more

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Which weight loss regime can I do to drop 10 pounds in one month?

Which weight loss regime can I do to drop 10 pounds in one month?

Liposuction: It takes burning off 3500 calories that you don't take in to lose one pound. To lose 10 pounds in 30 days you would have to burn off an extra 35000 calories/30 days or about 1167 calories/day that you don't take in. That's the equivalent of walking 116 miles/day. Remember, you need to find a diet and activity regimen you can follow the rest of your live, not a gimmick or scam on the internet. ...Read more

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At 340lbs how fast can I safely lose weight. Is adding hydroxycut every few months to accelerate weight loss safe?

At 340lbs how fast can I safely lose weight. Is adding hydroxycut every few months to accelerate weight loss safe?

Weight loss: Food and drug administration is warning consumers to stop using hydroxycut products. Some are associated with serious liver injuries. Iovate has agreed to recall hydroxycut products from the market. You can lose weight as quickly as you want by reducing your intake and increasing your exercise at the same time. It takes will power, and you should be proud that you are going to try hard. Good luck. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Bauman
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