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I am 23 with thinning hair. I don't want to be bald. Help?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Seek cause

If this is male pattern baldness, your choices are medication, surgery, or embracing your masculinity and genetic heritage.
95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness, and where he does and does not have hair is really a non-issue -- ask photoguy. If your loss is due to hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium, or fungus, it's treatable; alopecia areata less so.

In brief: Seek cause

If this is male pattern baldness, your choices are medication, surgery, or embracing your masculinity and genetic heritage.
95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness, and where he does and does not have hair is really a non-issue -- ask photoguy. If your loss is due to hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium, or fungus, it's treatable; alopecia areata less so.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Get Dermatology eval

Medications - Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant.
Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success.

In brief: Get Dermatology eval

Medications - Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant.
Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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