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When Do Balding Men Finally Stop Losing Their Hair
Never: Balding or male pattern baldness is a progressive physiologic change that occurs to varying degrees as men age. It's an inherited trait that effects people differently. If you suffer from hair loss, topical and oral medications exist to help maintain the hair you have and transplantation procedures exist to reposition and mask the bothersome hair loss areas. ...Read more
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
I'm 24 years old. I'm losing hair on the top of my head. I have a balding parting line. How do I regrow hair and stop it from falling?
Depends on the cause: There are various reasons for losing hair, also called alopecia. So the treatment depends entirely on the treatment of the cause. ...Read more
Normal don't worry: What you are experiencing is known as telogen effluvium (te). It is a form of non scarring alopecia (hair loss) characterized by diffuse hair shedding often with an acute onset. It is reactive process which resolves spontaneous. Te can be caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Pregnancy and delivery can be a significant physiologic stresses that can also induce te. ...Read more
Just from moving my hand back and forth on my head. I lose about 50-60 hairs. What can I do to stop this or is it normal? My dad is kind of bald, but that is only baldness in family
This: This is tricky to answer without seeing a picture. A normal person loses about 100 to 150 hairs per day, but they are replaced as hair grows anew out of a hair follicle. If you are worried about androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness), I would see a dermatologist for a baseline so that you can compare over time and then begin treatment if desired. Some other common causes of hair loss are discussed below. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Rogaine (minoxidil) foam: 5 per cent rogaine (minoxidil) foam will slow hair loss, mostly in the back of the head and grow hair in one third of men. It can be combined with oral Propecia or laser therapy to prevent hair loss. Men with a very strong pattern will lose significant hair but can lessen the loss. ...Read more
My yoga doctor said that bald men can get new hairs, if they rubbing their finger nails regularly atleast 3 to 4 months, is it true or not?
Breakage: Coconut oil on dry or wet hair can add moisture to hair and decrease excessive breakage. ...Read more
Mid 20s male who wakes up with 6-8 small-medium hairs on pillow, and loses a few in shower too. Is this a sign of balding.
Not at all: Most people lose 50-100 hairs daily. Finding a few on your pillow is not surprising at all and does not mean that you are starting to become bald. ...Read more
I want to stop/regrow my hair. While I am waiting for my hair to regrow, can I use xfusion to cover up balding?
Sure: While you're working on looking great, why not get back into that fitness-focused lifestyle you had as a teen? Remember how much fun it was? Once you've reconnected with this side of yourself, you may even decide it doesn't matter where you do or don't have hair, and embrace your genetics and total masculinity. Best wishes. ...Read more
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, hair transplants, etc...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illnesses. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read more
Why can I do to prevent balding? Losing hair not in the middle but to the left and right of the widows peak.
I am male 23 frm india. I am losing my front head hairs now completely front portion is bald. Any medicine for this?
Minoxidil: 5% minixodil foam works well in regrowing hair and keeping what you have. However, you must continue using it twice a day. ...Read more
How to reduce/prevent balding/gray hairs at a young age? I have very little but is there a way to help stop it? Male in the 20's.
No and Yes: Common offenders are your genes (Family history), Hormonal changes, Medical conditions, or Medications. If it is related to last three, its possible to reverse. ...Read more
Once I start losing hair on the temples, how long will it take for me to be noticeably balding? Does it vary from person to person?
Balding on temples: You are correct that balding does vary from person to person. You may be able to judge how much hair you will lose by looking at your relatives. There is a pill you can take to prevent more loss. ...Read more