Will rogaine work for someone with hair loss from hypothyroid disease?

Thyroid. Hair change due to low thyroid is treated with thyroid replacement. Rogaine [minoxidil] will contribute very little. Treat whatever thyroid disease is present. Note that there might also be a separate reason for hair change. Age? Menstrual and pregnancy status? Meds and supplements? Birth control? Illness, injuries, fevers in last 6 months? Severe weight change? Family history? Exact details of ty.

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) really works on women hair loss?

Depends. For hair loss in women....See your doctor. There is testing that needs to be done to determine the cause...Is it female pattern, hormonal, or even related to an underlying condition like thyroid disease or anemia. The treatments vary based on the cause. To answer your specific question though...Yes for certain types of hair loss rogaine (minoxidil) can help women. Read more...

How minoxidil works in preventing hair loss? Thx

Still not clear. Minoxidil is a 40-year-old drug first used to treat high blood pressure. Hair growth was a common side-effect. We observe that it shortens the resting phase of hair growth, it increases the length of time hair grows and increases the size of hair follicles. The exact mechanism for these actions is still unknown, and may be caused by changes in the hair follicle or the supporting cells. Read more...

Can minoxidil really work for hair loss?

Yes. Yes, Minoxidil was the first fda-approved drug for hair loss. It helps to grow hair especially in those who are starting to lose their hair and want to prevent further hair loss. Those who have lost their hair for a long time may not see much improvement. Read more...

Minoxidil induced hair loss I permanent or not? And whether it can work on bald scalp?

Minoxidil effects. Minoxidil may cause hair shedding during the first month or sit does work on a bald scalp. If you are using otc Minoxidil and it doesn't have any effect after 4 months, see your doctor. Higher doses of Minoxidil and other prescription hair loss treatments are available and may be more effective. Read more...
Hair Growth. Minoxidil induces hair growth, not loss. Not everyone will grow hair, and it is less likely to help if you are completely bald. The increase in hair only occurs while you are using minoxidil. When you stop, the hair returns to "normal.". Read more...

Would rogaine (minoxidil) help to recover hair loss due to stress?

A Hairy Situation. Unfortunately, rogaine (minoxidil) treats only a specific type of hair loss, and will not likely help this problem. At best, your results would be temporary and not result in permanent restoration of the hair. If stress is the true culprit, deal with that first and you will likely see the problem fix itself. Read more...
Hair loss. Hair loss due to stress many times is not permanent and will grow back on its own. Rogaine (minoxidil) has only been shown to cause hair growth in androgen (testosterone) dependent hair loss. Read more...

Is rogaine safe for tarceva (erlotinib) hair loss? What other options are safe?

Rogaine (minoxidil) Rogaine (minoxidil) is safe for hair loss but I am not certain that will happen at your age. I don't think it will do harm but please check this with your Gynecologist. Please let me know how it goes. Read more...