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Doctor insights on: Thin Hair

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Hypotrichosis (Definition)

Hypotrichosis is a clinical finding in which there is decreased growth of hair, ...Read more


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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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Are there any vitamins that will help treat thin hair?

Are there any vitamins that will  help treat thin hair?

Depends: Thinning hair can be hereditary, something in your genes, or environment. But the wrong diet can cause or contribute to hair loss too. If that's the cause, then a hair healthy diet rich in the basic vitamins and minerals may make a difference. Too much vitamin a has been associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for the thin hair?

What's the treatment for the thin hair?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Do treatments for thin hair and baldness really work?

Do treatments for thin hair and baldness really work?

Some do: Treatments that are proven to help with baldness and thinning hair: propecia, (finasteride) Minoxidil (rogaine) and llllt (low level laser light therapy) such as igrow. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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I have thin hair , I need thicker and fuller hair . Any tablets or diets ?

I have thin hair , I need thicker and fuller hair . Any tablets or diets ?

Meds: We only have rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia for hair growth. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Wesley
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Fine Hair (Definition)

Fine hair is a clinical finding in which a ...Read more