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What is good for hair loss?

What is good for hair loss?

Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss.Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read more

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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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What is good for hair loss? Can I use any type of olive oil for my hair?

What is good for hair loss? Can I use any type of olive oil for my hair?

Orals and Topicals: There are many products that may help one regrow lost hair. However, it is important to determine the cause of your hair loss by having a full evaluation. Olive oil probably will have no effect on regrowing hair and will serve only to make your hair feel greasy ! ...Read more

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What's are some good shampoo's for manual hair loss and thinning? I've been using dr.Bronners. I think it caused the problem and brushing with nylon.

What's are some good shampoo's for manual hair loss and thinning? I've been using dr.Bronners. I think it caused the problem and brushing with nylon.

Anaphase: There is an excellent new shampoo for thinning hair that my patients love. It is from the company called glytone and the name of the shampoo is anaphase revitalizing cream shampoo. It is only available through drs offices but i'm sure you can find it on line. ...Read more

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Is saw palmetto any good for hair loss? Thanks

Is saw palmetto any good for hair loss? Thanks

No.: Saw palmetto is billed as an alternative to Finasteride for hair loss, but there is no credible evidence to support this, and no logical reason why it would work. The rationale is that both are also used for prostate enlargement, but there is no evidence that saw palmetto works on prostates either! only Finasteride and Minoxidil have been legitimately shown to prevent hair loss; stick with them. ...Read more

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Is there a good solution for combating hair loss?

Is there a good solution for combating hair loss?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Topical Minoxidil (Rogaine) is still the best treatment for hair loss. It is available over the counter in male and female strengths. Sudden hair loss may indicate a medical problem such as Thryoid disease and should be evaluated by a medical doctor ...Read more

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I have hair loss problem..What I should include in my diet to make my hair good?

I have hair loss problem..What I should include in my diet to make my hair good?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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How good is mesotherapy for hair loss?

How good is mesotherapy for hair loss?

Mesotherapy: Androgenic alopecia is a common disorder affecting both men and women. Both androgenic alopecia and telogen effluvium can be treated with mesotherapy, with results ranging from good to excellent. During the fourth international mesotherapy congress in 1985, the first paper outlining a protocol on this topic was presented by dr. Philippe petit. ...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