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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 are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vitamin E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read more

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So what really is the best treatment for thinning hair and receding hair line? Surg/non surg?

So what really is the best treatment for thinning hair and receding hair line? Surg/non surg?

Propecia (finasteride) for men: Hair transplants for women and Propecia (finasteride) for men. New drug treatments are in the works that target the prostaglandin d2 receptor. You should first have a general physical to check for underlying thyroid or other endocrine diseases. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to use for thinning hair for women? Is midoxinil safe and if you stop it will hair start falling out again? Any safe ideas?

What is the best thing to use for thinning hair for women?  Is midoxinil safe and if you stop it will hair start falling out again? Any safe ideas?

Safe - yes : Minoxidil is an OTC (over the counter) drug that if used properly is very safe. It works but if stopped the effects will eventually be lost. If you are noticing a change recently get checked by your physician. Myxedema or hypothyroidism often from Hashimoto's disease can lead to thinning hair and is common in adult women. It is easily corrected. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for to remove DHT and thinning hair?

What is the best treatment for to remove DHT and thinning hair?

Minoxidl: Minoxidl grows hair in most women and about one third of men , but it has no effect on dht.Finasterode orally blocks Dht in men and works on about 62 per cent after about 2-3 months, with maximum results at about one year. ...Read more

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If I am now 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment i can buy?

If I am now 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment i can buy?

See your doctor: See your doctor and see if they might recommend rogaine (minoxidil) or another medication based on your medications and medical history. ...Read more

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What is the best shampoo for thinning hair that doesn't contain harsh chemicals sls, etc, removes DHT etc bad stuff. I am 25, female with thinning hair?

What is the best shampoo for thinning hair that doesn't contain harsh chemicals sls, etc, removes DHT etc bad stuff. I am 25, female with thinning hair?

Check hormones: Shampoo is not likely the answer to your hair problem. Have your hormones and iron level checked by an endocrinologist who can look for a treatable cause of your problem. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamin to take for a man with thin hair?

What are the best vitamin to take  for a man with thin hair?

B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more

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What works most effectively for thinning hair in black men age 24?

What works most effectively for thinning hair in black men age 24?

Because...: There are many possible causes for hair loss - it is best to see a dermatologist for assessment. Once the cause of your thinning hair is determined, then a very specific treatment plan can be recommended. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...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