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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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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 breastfeeding for 17mnths now, , suffering hair loss that increased this mnth.i find hair on my pillows. Plz advice?

Im breastfeeding for 17mnths now, , suffering hair loss that increased this mnth.i find hair on my pillows.
Plz advice?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a post partum symptom, not one of breastfeeding. It is a temporary situation and will reverse. Usually though, it does reverse in 12 months after birth. If your symptoms persist, you should be evaluated for hypothyroidism or iron deficiency anemia. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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If genetic hair loss can't be stopped and regrowth hair not possible in medical science. Why we use such medical treatment for hair?

If genetic hair loss can't be stopped and regrowth hair not possible in medical science. Why we use such medical treatment for hair?

Slows down loss: Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia have both been shown to slow down the rate of hair loss in androgenetic alopecia. The benefits, however, only last as long as you are using them. ...Read more

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Low level laser therapy for hair loss mpb? What range do they use in this treatment? Will a 660 nw diode comb work for this? Red laser. How effective?

Low level laser therapy for hair loss mpb? What range do they use in this treatment? Will a 660 nw diode comb work for this? Red laser. How effective?

LLLT work on some: no guarantee on who. but typically the earlier you treat the better, and it is a lifelong commitment, so if it works you need to keep using it. red is best, and the question is the energy provided and for how long ...Read more

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I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

See a dermatologist: There are various types of hair loss. When you see the dr bring all meds, vits, bc pills. It is not likely a result of stress or nutrition. Have you been ill, pregnant, or lost weight? Menst normal? Iud? ...Read more

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Currently having a homeopathy treatment for hair loss. Can the use of levitra (vardenafil) would interfere with my treatment?

Currently having a homeopathy treatment for hair loss. Can the use of levitra (vardenafil) would interfere with my treatment?

Homeopathy & Levitra (vardenafil): Ask your homeopath, but Levitra (vardenafil) should not interfere with your homeopathic treatment. If your homeopath is well trained & your body can recover from the hair loss (as in some cases of alopecia and trichitillomania, etc) you have a good chance of positive results. Pharmaceuticals which more frequently interfere with homeopathic treatment are steroids and antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am putting all my pulpatitions and anxiety down to use of regaine hair loss treatment which contains minoxidill.It has messed my life up.Could this be the cause as I've been of numerous websites with men stating the same thing?

I am putting all my pulpatitions and anxiety down to use of regaine hair loss treatment which contains minoxidill.It has messed my life up.Could this be the cause  as I've been of numerous websites with men stating the same thing?

Probably not.: Contrary to what you read online, side effects from rogaine (minoxidil) are rare. There are many common causes of palpitations. You need to see your family doctor or a cardiologist and find out exactly what is causing them. It could be the rogaine (minoxidil), or just too much coffee - but it could be something more serious. Don't assume it's the rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss ? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss ? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your hair thick, eat well (fruit, vegetables, and protein) and take a multivitamin. If that doesn't work, you might try taking Folic Acid or biotin which are essential ingredients for hair growth. Thyroid or other medical problems may also thin hair. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...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