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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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How to solve the problem of androgenic alopecia?

How to solve the problem of androgenic alopecia?

Lower androgens: Presuming you are male, androgenic alopecia, translated to male pattern hair loss, obviously is directly related to two things--genetics and testosterone (and its derivatives). Since you can't beat your genetics, lowering your testosterone does seem to help. Obviously this has side effects. Finasteride is the best studied medication used to treat this type of hair loss. ...Read more

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Hey docs, what home remedies can I use for androgenic alopecia?

None: There is nothing that will help. How do you know it's androgenic alopecia? I hope you haven't been taking anabolic steroids. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How to know if I have telegon effluvium or androgenic alopecia?

Difficult to tell: Telogen effluvium is associated with an acute event, such as pregnancy, severe illness, or intense psychological stress. Therefore, a history of a precipitating event or drug would aid diagnosis. Also, the results of the hair pull test would be positive in te. Sometimes a biopsy from an area of alopecia can help distinguish the two. ...Read more

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Does androgenic alopecia run in everybody in the family, or are some guys spared?

Does androgenic alopecia run in everybody in the family, or are some guys spared?

May be spared: The genes associated with increased risk of getting androgenic alopecia are primarily passed by your mother via one of her 2 x chromosomes or by one of her 2 chromosome #3. Therefore, brothers have 50 percent chance of getting the same chromosome. However, there is also an increased risk (about 2.5 x) of baldness derived from the father's y chromosome and/or chromosome #3. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with androgenic alopecia. A year ago my hair stopped falling out. No within the last week it has started falling out again. Why?

I was diagnosed with androgenic alopecia. A year ago my hair stopped falling out. No within the last week it has started falling out again. Why?

Stress: Stress is a major cause of hair loss, think major illness, hospitalization or surgery. So is thyroid dysfunction, both under & over-active. Androgenic refers to male-pattern baldness which is typically associated w/too much Dht (dihydrotestosterone), a breakdown product of testosterone. We use Finasteride to stop this conversion. But it's also considered category x in women. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read more

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Androgenic alopecia - how to get rid of it?

Androgenic alopecia - how to get rid of it?

No cure for baldness: Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia are the two medications in the U.S. For treatment (and "prevention") of baldness, mainly male-pattern baldness. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and start treatment. Results vary from person to person, but one's "appearance" is usually improved. There is no cure for baldness, so the medications must be continued for the benefit to continue. ...Read more

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What is androgenic alopecia?

What is androgenic alopecia?

Male pattern loss: It is the most common form of hair loss in humans. In males it is also known as "male pattern baldness". Women can also have a similar problem. Most patients have a genetic predisposition for this problem. ...Read more

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Any medicine for androgenic alopecia?

Any medicine for androgenic alopecia?

Propecia (finasteride): Also known as finasteride.Needs to be taken for at least a year to notice a difference. ...Read more

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How to fix androgenic alopecia in women?

How to fix androgenic alopecia in women?

Meds & Transplants: Female androgenetic alopecia / hereditary hair thinning can be effectively managed w/ Rx meds like topical minoxidil 82M, laser therapy, PRP & hair transplants depending on its severity. Early cases of shedding, thinning & decreased volume are managed with non-invasive treatments. Severe depletion of hair follicles can be corrected with FUE hair transplant. Seek an experienced "ABHRS" physician. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Male Pattern Baldness (Definition)

It is missing from the forehead back to the crown and surrounded by a fringe of normal hair ...Read more