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Doctor insights on: Sudden Hair Loss In Men

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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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Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Usually not: The form of testosterone, known as dihydrotestosterone, that causes male pattern baldness is also reponsible for causing hair growth in other areas, like the beard area. Sounds like a paradox. ...Read more

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Best hair loss solutions or baldness in men please?!

Best hair loss solutions or baldness in men please?!

Male Pattern : The two most effective medications for male pattern hair loss are rogaine (minoxidil) for men and propecia. There is also hair transplants which is the most effective what to stop hair loss. ...Read more

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Hair loss from head and pubic region, male aged 19 is this hypothroid maybe, lost libido

Hair loss from head and  pubic region,  male aged 19 is this hypothroid maybe, lost libido

Check with your MD.: The symptoms you are describing could be systemic, meaning you need a good exam and workup to include blood levels of your thyroid hormone as well as testosterone. These issues you describe may be related, but they may not. See your doctor to have this work up right away. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation cause hair loss in men? Thanks

Can excessive masturbation cause hair loss in men?

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No: It just doesn't. Nor will it make you hairy / smooth / stupid / blind / unspiritual / an unfit father / husband. One of the cults has a phony mock-scientific account of how it causes baldness, and if you've been deceived by this, I'm sorry and I hope you'll walk away from it. If you're obsessed with erotica, your doctor can help. But enjoying yourself a few times daily is fine. ...Read more

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Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men?

Possibly: Depending on what supplement is used and how much testosterone is produced will partly determine how much testosterone will be converted to DHT which is primarily involved with hair loss. ...Read more

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Is having belly fat in teenage girls and hair loss related?

Is having belly fat in teenage girls and hair loss related?

Check thyroid: Check with your healthcare provider who might look for other symptoms and signs. This may be suggestive of thyroid issues which can be caused by a multitude of things. ...Read more

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Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Unlikely: Hair growth is, for the most part, genetically mediated. There are some circumstances in which regrowth may occur, but not usually associated with weights. There are several surgical ways of replacing hair and a good plastic surgeon may help you. ...Read more

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Does having a nocturnal emission elevate DHT and cause ANY permanent hair loss in men?

No: The stuff you read online telling you that enjoying your body will make your hair fall out was made up by a cult. It looks like real science. It is total rubbish, a pack of lies, intended to frighten you. Stay away from these websites and the people that peddle this junk. Life is difficult enough without them. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Does masturbation cause premature graying of hair in teen boys?

Does masturbation cause premature graying of hair in teen boys?

No - Graying of hair: is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read more

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What can lead to hair loss in women?

What can lead to hair loss in women?

Many reasons: Some of the reasons for hair loss > 1. Heredity 2. Stress 3. Low hemoglobin levels 4. Various drugs (especially chemotherapy drugs). ...Read more

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Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Yes: It can be one of the signs and symptoms of low thyriod. Visit your physician to discuss this issue so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is there any way of stopping hair loss in men?

Hair loss: In the past few years, medicine has made tremendous strides in the treatment of men's hair loss. With the advent of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors such as Propecia (finasteride) and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, for many, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation cause hair loss in men? Thanks

No: It just doesn't. Nor will it make you hairy / smooth / stupid / blind / unspiritual / an unfit father / husband. One of the cults has a phony mock-scientific account of how it causes baldness, and if you've been deceived by this, I'm sorry and I hope you'll walk away from it. If you're obsessed with erotica, your doctor can help. But enjoying yourself a few times daily is fine. ...Read more

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Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Generally no: Transgender (male to female) patients on long term estrogen therapy, especially when started while in youth, may experience less male-pattern baldness than they would have otherwise. But generally no, it is not an accepted or effective therapy for male pattern hair loss. Adverse effects also greatly limit use. Minoxidil (Rogain) when used as directed works quite well. ...Read more

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Does having a nocturnal emission elevate DHT and cause ANY permanent hair loss in men?

No: The stuff you read online telling you that enjoying your body will make your hair fall out was made up by a cult. It looks like real science. It is total rubbish, a pack of lies, intended to frighten you. Stay away from these websites and the people that peddle this junk. Life is difficult enough without them. ...Read more

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Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men?

Possibly: Depending on what supplement is used and how much testosterone is produced will partly determine how much testosterone will be converted to DHT which is primarily involved with hair loss. ...Read more

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Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men, e.G. - d-aspartic acid?

Could supplements that increase testosterone cause hair loss in men, e.G. - d-aspartic acid?

Trating: Prostatic hypertrophy with certain testorerone blockers could enhance hair growth. D-aspartic acid maybe indirectly by increasing testosterone levels.. ...Read more

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How to deal with issues with mens hair loss?

How to deal with issues with mens hair loss?

See doctor: We need to do labs, examine you and your scalp. There are so many ways to prevent hair loss and regrow hair. If your pcp is not familiar with management for hair loss or prevention, look up for a doctor or clinic that do (plenty of them). ...Read more

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Best hair loss solutions or baldness in men please?!

Male Pattern : The two most effective medications for male pattern hair loss are rogaine (minoxidil) for men and propecia. There is also hair transplants which is the most effective what to stop hair loss. ...Read more

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Does almond oil work for hair loss men?

Does almond oil work for hair loss men?

No: You need to diagnose the cause first. Almond oil has to ability to regrow hair loss in men or women. ...Read more

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Any vitamins to slow hair loss in near 40 year old men?

Any vitamins to slow hair loss in near 40 year old men?

Biotin: The most evidence for a vitamin that helps with hair growth and maintaining hair and nails is in taking biotin. For an adult it is often dosed at 3, 000 - 5, 000 mcgs. ...Read more

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How effective is propecia (finasteride) for hair loss in young men?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is effective at preventing hair loss, however it has been implicated in causing erectile dysfunction as a side effect. I suggest that you discuss these issues with your physician before beginning the medication and learn about all the medication's risks and benefits. As an alternative hair transplant is a safe long term solution to male pattern baldness. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more