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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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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 treatment can I use to stop hair loss while breastfeeding?

What treatment can I use to stop hair loss while breastfeeding?

Hairloss postbaby: Losing hair after the birth of a baby is normal. During pregnancy hair spends a longer time in the growth phase of the hair cycle. Your hair may appear to get thicker during the pregnancy because you aren't losing as much as normal. After, it returns to the normal cycle so it seems like all of your hair is falling out. This happens even if not nursing. Give it time and all will be normal again. ...Read more

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Should i use minioxidil to treat hair loss?

Should i use minioxidil to treat hair loss?

It has limits: it doesn't work well at all for a receeding hairline. But works best on loss of hair isolated to the crown (top of head). ...Read more

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What can I use to regrow hair and/or stop my hair loss?

What can I use to regrow hair and/or stop my hair loss?

Consult Specialist: This is not my area of expertise but I grew tonnes of my hair back by listening to my medical specialist in hair loss. I had platelet rich plasma therapy, used a laser cap, tool Propecia and Rogaine (minoxidil). We are now in an age when you can grow hair back! ...Read more

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I am suffering from hair loss, should I use tablet follihair?

I am suffering from hair loss, should I use tablet  follihair?

Hair loss: Hair loss may be genetic but it also occurs with thyroid disorders,medication side effects,autoimmune diseases,etc. It's best to have your physician evaluate you if your hair loss is significant. A dermatologist can also advise you as to what type of hair loss you have. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop hair loss & what can I use to get more volume?

Hair transplant: There are no effective methods that prevent hair loss in men or women. Hair transplantation techniques may help cosmetically improve appearances. Minoxidil has some limited benefit in certain people. ...Read more

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I am getting hair loss and it is putting down my confidence a'lot. I would like to know if there is any home remedies i can use that actually work to ?

I am getting hair loss and it is putting down my confidence a'lot. I would like to know if there is any home remedies i can use that actually work to ?

Hair loss: in a young man can be a cause for concern. I know of no home remedy. The best remedy is to remember that we are much more than our hair. Being neat, clean, mannerly, and treating others the way we would like to be treated is the most attractive thing we can do. Lots of shaved/bald sexy actors out there, right? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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