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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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Excessive hair fall?

Excessive hair fall?

Evaluation: See your dermatologist for evaluation of cause, then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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How to reduce hair fall?

How to reduce hair fall?

First...: ...You have to find out what is causing it. Lots of things cause accelerated hair turnover, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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I can stop my hair fall?

I can stop my hair fall?

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, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). 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 to save my hair fall?

First, see the dr.: Get an evaluation from a Dr. and assure you have no underlying medical causes (such as thyroid disorders or anxiety) that can be treated for your thinning hair/hair loss. Thinning hair may also be genetically predisposing as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to control hair fall?

Depends on the cause: Genetic hair loss in men is typically caused by the action of Dht on hair follicles. The best over the counter treatment is minoxidil, however prescription Finasteride will work well to help block the conversion of testosterone to dht. The combination of Minoxidil and Finasteride works well, so see your doctor. Scalp inflammation can also cause issues, so see your doctor if your scalp is itching. ...Read more

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How to control hair fall?

How to control hair fall?

See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How to control hair fall?

How to control hair fall?

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 (such as low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illnesses. Other causes may be: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read more

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How to stop in hair fall?

How to stop in hair fall?

Hair loss: Person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity or family history of hair loss asks: How to stop in hair fall? ANS: Find cause and correct. Send more information next time. Make a family tree men and women with pictures at your age and see if it runs in your family. In some balding even gallops. It that is the case live with it. Nothing you can do except get a rug/wig. ...Read more

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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

Many reasons: Multiple reasons can cause hair loss such as weight loss, low iron levels, post-partum, thyroid problems. See your internist, dermatologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

Resting phase: Approximately 10% of hair follicles are in the 'resting phase' during which time the fall out to make room for new growth. Up to 100 hairs lost per day can be considered as normal. Infection, stress, nutritional deficiencies, certain diseases and hormone fluctuations can cause excessive hair loss. ...Read more

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How can we stop hair fall ?

How can we stop hair fall ?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) (available OTC) can be helpful in some cases. Some men are genetically redisposed to losing hair early in life. If your father, uncles, and/or older brothers are balding then you are probably predisposed. If not, consider having your thyroid checked. Hair loss can be very disturbing to a man, but remember it is a sign of virulence, and many women like bald men. ...Read more

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How do I control hair fall?

Natural process: Would speak to your doctor and see what medication would be best to decrease loss. ...Read more

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How can I stop my hair fall?

How can I stop my hair fall?

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, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). 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 I can stop my hair fall?

Hair falling out: Please start with a clinic visit to your doctor. I cannot answer much more because you do not give any information about age, male or female, and the list goes on. If you can, please send a note giving me more information! ...Read more

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Can I ask about my hair fall?

Hair fall: You can ask but there is too much information missing: Are you male or female? How old are you? Do you have previous hair problems? Please let me know! ...Read more

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Solution to reduce hair fall?

Solution to reduce hair fall?

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 can i avoid my hair fall?

How can  i avoid my hair fall?

Hair loss: Medical causes for hair loss could include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illnesses. For most people, it's because of genetic male pattern baldness. Hair loss can be worked up by one's primary care doctor. If no medical problems are found, then one can see a dermatologist and ask about Minoxidil and hair transplants. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What makes your hair fall out?

Hair: Good question to which there is no immediate answer. If you have a haircut when needed see what the barber says. If you don't like that suggestion please see your primary doctor. He/she may think it best to refer you to a dermatologist. If you can please let me know what develops. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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