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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Doctor,how can i prevent hereditary hair loss!

Doctor,how can i prevent hereditary hair loss!

Hair loss: Hair loss may be hereditary but very unlikely at your age. You could see a barber and that may be helpful. A better alternative - probably more expensive unless covered by insurance - would be to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hair loss as a woman without going to a doctor?

How can I prevent hair loss as a woman without going to a doctor?

Hair loss 35 yo woma: Make sure you eat healthy, avoid certain medical conditions like anemia, thyroid disorders, and others. Maintain normal period to minimize hormonal imbalances unfortunately certain genetic factors are not treatable. ...Read more

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Doctor is mastrbating can cause of hair loss if I do this in a week and also how i can prevent hairloss?

Doctor is mastrbating can cause of hair loss if I do this in a week and also how i can prevent hairloss?

It is not: Male pattern baldness is genetically determined. All men lose the hair on their temples at about age 20. Generally the most chest hair you are blessed with, the more rapidly it will progress across the crown and top of the head. You can opt for surgery, medication, or embracing your masculinity / genetics. Enjoying yourself while alone does not speed or slow the process. ...Read more

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Rubbing finger nails regularly to prevent hair loss does doctor belives on it ? Whether is it myth or not?

Rubbing finger nails regularly to prevent hair loss does doctor belives on it ?  Whether is it myth or not?

Unproven yogic Rx: This sounds unlikely but it's not impossible this might help some. Apparently the source is yogic practice, for which I have a great deal of respect, so i would not call it a "myth, " but there is not any research proving (or disproving) this technique. It is harmless to try and might conceivably help some! see http://yogaandasana.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/how-rubbing-nails-works-on-lost-hair-hi.Html. ...Read more

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Without going to the doctor and getting treatment, how can I prevent hair loss and also induce hair growth?

Consider OTC rogaine (minoxidil): Minoxidil has been shown to promote hair growth and is now available in OTC form. However cessation may result in loss of the new hair. Other remedies for preventing hair loss are difficult to evaluate in terms of their effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is a doctor do against hereditary hair loss?

What is a doctor do against hereditary hair loss?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil) prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil 5% safe to use to prevent hair fall (not male pattern baldness) ? Its prescribed by my doctor.

Is minoxidil 5% safe to use to prevent hair fall (not male pattern baldness) ? Its prescribed by my doctor.

yes you can: If you do not have any heart problems you can use this medication safely. If the liquid makes your scalp become itchy then you need to change to the foam. ...Read more

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What can women do to prevent hair loss?

What can women do to prevent hair loss?

Female hormone: Hair loss most commonly sufferred by women is due to female hormone imbalance, for example, women after delivery (of baby) would find significant hair loss; women after menopause would appreciate hair loss(gradually or after years). ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent hair loss?

What can I do to help prevent hair loss?

Hair loss: Avoid hair trauma like scratching head, using hair products, braiding, cornrows, tight ponytails, and hair extensions. Be healty, exercise, eat healthy. See doctor to do labs and suggest treatments for the prevention of hair loss or treatment to regrow hair. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent hair loss at age 14?

Can you tell me how to prevent hair loss at age 14?

Hair loss in teens: First, if you are actively losing hair see doc to make sure your thyroid is working OK and to check your scalp. If preventive care is what you're looking for, first eat a healthy diet and get enough protein. Second, avoid excessives to your scalp. No excessive coloring, products, tension on follicles through braiding, heat that could damage hair. Keep hair and scalp clean. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hair loss and what can I do to prevent it?

Many: There are many causes including infections, nutrition, chronic illnesses, toxins, stress, and rarely in women, genetics. Prevention depends on the cause so you should get a full evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything u can recommend to prevent further hair loss?

Is there anything u can recommend to prevent further hair loss?

Spironolactone: A dermatologist and/or endocrinologist may help you. Finasteride, duterasteride, and spironolactone are used to reduce androgenic hair loss. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent hair loss and possibly regrow hair?

What is the best way to prevent hair loss and possibly regrow hair?

Depends: If male......Avoid testosteron boosting food and medication, have thyroid checked, soalso over all health status. Vitamin and protein supplement will help. Rogain also. It may be famillial.....Disspointing. See pmd. ...Read more

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How can you prevent total hair loss during chemotherapy?

How can you prevent total hair loss during chemotherapy?

Not possible: It is really not possible. But in most patients hair grows back after a while, after the chemotherapy is stopped ...Read more

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Are there any foods or natural suplements to prevent hair loss?

Are there any foods or natural suplements to prevent hair loss?

Hair loss: Although, many claims have been and are being made regarding such, none has been proven to stand the test of success. ...Read more

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