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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

No: It won't help in any way. You didn't really believe this, did you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

No.: Despite what you may have read on the internet, there is no credible evidence that castor oil has any significant effect on baldness. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Make sure to eat plenty of healthy veggies, fruits, and protein
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Avoid excessive use of chemicals and heat
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See doc to make sure no health issues are contributing to hair loss
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How to use castor oil on my hair for hair thickness?

Castor oils: This is not medically proven or tested that I know of, but it has been used for thousands of years and there are many blogs and posts of people who swear by it. You can go on-line and find many sites I am sure. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Review side effects of your medications with your doctor
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Maintain a healthy diet
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Minimize and manage stress
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See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment
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I used castor oil on my eyebrows and a part on my hair , i put it at night and leave it 2days , now i feel like my hair and eyebrows is falling , why?

Hair loss: Can't tell based on the very limited information you provided but I would start by suggesting you stop putting "castor oil" on your brows and scalp the reason for which remains a mystery. ...Read more

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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

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more

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