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What can i do to prevent hair loss??

What can i do to prevent hair loss??

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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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Im losing my hairs and im 21 years old. I have dandruff in my hairs. Please tell me what can I do to prevent hair loss.?

Im losing my hairs and im 21 years old. I have dandruff in my hairs. Please tell me what can I do to prevent hair loss.?

Hair issues: Thinning hair or hair falling out can be caused by several conditions, including but not limited to thyroid disorders, stress, or scalp infections to name a few. Since you have dandruff, there may be an underlying scalp infection, so best to see a dr. For an evaluation and treatment. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss ? Can dead hair roots grow back ?

I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss ? Can dead hair roots grow back ?

Topical and pills: Male pattern hair loss is irreversible once the hair root has "died". There are things to help prevent: Topical Rogaine (minoxidil) Hair transplants Finasteride pills - used for enlarged prostate and NOT without side effects/risks. These are: enlarged breast tissue slight incr risk of high grade prostate cancer can affect liver can alter PSA test results Consult with MD first! ...Read more

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I'm losing my hairs just on both sides of my head. What can I do/use to prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth? I'm 26yr..

I'm losing my hairs just on both sides of my head. What can I do/use to prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth? I'm 26yr..

Rogaine (minoxidil): I usually prescribe rogaine, (minoxidil) but it depends on the severity. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so they can make a proper diagnosis and give you more suggestions that best suit you. ...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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What do I do to prevent hair loss?

What do I do to prevent hair loss?

Consult Specialist: This is not my specialty area but I actually grew tonnes of my hair back after it was lost so I will give a non-expert answer here. Of course consult with a medical doctor. 1. Get platelet rich plasma therapy for head 2. Get a Laser Cap for laser hair therapy 3. take Propecia and Rogaine (minoxidil) 4. get a special shampoo to treat hair loss 5. take supplement for Omega 5 and 7 (rare omegas) ...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

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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more