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Thin Hair Treatments
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
I am having hair loss accompanied by rough and thin hair. What type of diet should I take as a benefited treatment?
See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Receding Hairline: If you have the answer you will be richer then bill gates or warren buffet. First make sure your thyroid is normal. This can be checked with blood work. If that is the case and there are no medical issues then i would make sure that my diet contains at least 1-2 grams of protein per body pound. Short of that I do not think there is a natural therapy to delay a receding hairline or thin hair. ...Read more
Laser hair treatment: The laser will only treat pigmented hair. The darker the hair and the lighter the persons skin is, the better the laser will work. If the fine hair is not pigmented the laser will not work. With the appropriate candidate you can get a 85% permanent fair reduction after 3 treatments spaced 2 to 3 months apart. ...Read more
Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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