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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. Alan Bauman
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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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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

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What is good for memory loss?

What is good for memory loss?

Depends upon cause: If sleep deprivation or sleep apnea with daytime hyper somnolence, might use Nuvigil. Would check for thyroid or vitamin issues and treat specifically, and if infection such as syphilis or HIV, use appropriate meds. Drugs for Alzheimers may be useful in alternative conditions, especially head injury. Some medical foods like Cerefolin-NAC and Axona can be valuable. ...Read more

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What is good for hair growth besides biotin?

What is good for hair growth besides biotin?

Hair Loss: If the problem is male pattern hair loss: sadly biotin fails to help many patients, but at least is harmless. I would try topical Minoxidil if you desire something OTC (without prescription). The most likely medicine to help you would be Propecia, (finasteride)which your family doc could prescribe. Check with your doctor if diagnosis is uncertain. ...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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How good is mesotherapy for hair loss; any good at all?

How good is mesotherapy for hair loss; any good at all?

No: No. Have a medical workup to be sure there is no treatable cause for your hair loss. You may even need a biopsy. For mild hair loss cloining or your own hair is even being done. ...Read more

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What is a good product for hair growth?

What is a good product for hair growth?

Seek Qualified Help: Before you go 'shopping' for hair growth products, treatments &services, the first most important thing to do is find a doctor qualified to diagnose, measure, treat &track your hair loss/hair growth over time. Unfortunately, few doctors have the time, knowledge &motivation to do this. Effective treatments are often stopped too soon, before results are realized! you need a pro on your side! ...Read more

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What is the best and effective treatment for hair loss?

What is the best and effective treatment for hair loss?

Hair loss: First one must find out why they are losing hair-get the correct diagnosis: male-pattern, female-pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, medication-induced, etc. Male pattern 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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Help my hair is thinning what is good for it?

Help my hair is thinning what is good for it?

Female thinning hair: First, check your thyroid function. Rogaine may be a viable alternative to prevent further hair loss. Hair transplantation is also an option. One new option, not fully proven as yet, is the use of prp (injections combined with acell extracellular matrix proteins. These activate the quiescent stem cells still around your hair follicle and initial work seems quite promising for select patients. ...Read more

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What is the best shampoo for hair health?

What is the best shampoo for hair health?

See details: Use a shampoo that does not have sulfites in it. Read the label. This type of shampoo will usually be clear instead of cloudy. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for hair loss?

Is there a treatment for hair loss?

Depends: It depends on the type of hair loss. If this is a genetic pattern of loss then there isn't much that will really keep you from losing more. Other types may have an underlying problem that, if treated, will allow your hair to come back. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to help you sort it all out. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for a male with temporal recession hair loss?

Temporal Hair loss: Both rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia are not very effective for the temple area. Hair transplantation is the best option and is recommended for more mature patients (40 and older with some exceptions). ...Read more

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What is the use of flucinonide .05% soln for hair/scalp? Is it for dandruff or stop hair loss?

What is the use of flucinonide .05% soln for hair/scalp? Is it for dandruff or stop hair loss?

Steroid: Fluocinonide is a potent topical steroid and as a solution, it can be used in the scalp (avoids creams and ointments that mess up the hair). It is an anti-inflammatory drug--to reduce inflammation. So if you have red, itchy scalp or a condition that causes round patches of hair loss (alopecia areata) it can be used for that. For routine hair loss or mild dandruff, it might not be the right med. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

Weight Gain : Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain by slowing the basal metabolic rate. Identifying hypothyroidism early and treating appropriately should avoid any significant effects. Once treated, individuals with hypothyroidism should not gain weight beyond what anyone else would expect. Do not expect dramatic weight loss when the thyroid is corrected, that will still require calorie reduction. ...Read more

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What is the best hair replacement for balding women?

What is the best hair replacement for balding women?

Women transplants: I have been doing hair transplants for 36 years and almost 25% of my patients are women. Most doctors put the grafts in slits in the recipient area which just spreads the bald area. I use small punches to remove the bald skin between hairs. This creates more density.As long as the patient has sufficient donor hair the results are outstanding. If not then a wig is about the only other alternative ...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. Alan Bauman
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