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Exercise and calcium: Regular weight-bearing exercise like jogging as well as a diet rich in calcium and vitamin d. It is also important to quit cigarettes if you smoke and to avoid alcohol in excess. Certain medications are associated with osteoporosis such as corticosteroids. Therefore talk to your doctor about them. Older post menopausal women and men with certain risk factors should undergo bone density screening. ...Read more
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
No: Despite anecdotes and ads, no "holistic" remedy helps much. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Adequate calcium and vitamin d intake are important. Numerous studies have shown that estrogen replacement therapy will significantly decrease bone mineral loss. For women who can not or will not take estrogen there are a number of effective medications specifically intended to decrease bone mineral loss. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more
"carry a big stick": Find a friend of substantial size. Learn self-defense. Learn not to engage people you don't know well - even avoid eye contact or walk away if necessary. Report those who engage in this behavior immediately. Make a point of avoiding them and their whereabouts. Others might find that firm resolve, upright posture, and a steady hand - being firm and unafraid - can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair Health: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role - we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc or Vit B deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit n B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in many> ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dont have sex: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Condoms help but don't 100% prevent transmission of std. Knowing your partner well, and remaining mutually monogamous (you & partner only sleep with each other) also help. The only proven way is not to have intercourse with anyone who might have chlamydia. Because chlamydia is usually silent, you cannot detect it on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments available: Rogaine (minoxidil topical) is very effective at preventing further hair loss and can help some improve hair density. For men, Propecia (finasteride) is a good adjunctive treatment which will synergize with the rogaine. Hair transplant is a viable option for treatment of hair loss if it is more severe. Seek a specialist in the field of hair transplantation. ...Read more
AntiAging: Tips to age well: avoid tobacco, minimize sun exposure, minimize stress, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, laugh, make friends, get married, have a dog or a cat, exercise regularly. Nothing can stop aging, but these things have been shown to extend life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Greying hair: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying- we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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