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jos
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Has any research actually been done about men loosing their hair? Does anyone know what the causes are and if any medication can be taken to help?

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sheangel
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RE: Hair Loss

Wish i knew, my hubbie is always saying he would love his hair back, his loss is at the front of his head like most, but the back grows really thick.

Indian Head Massage is supposed to help, i do it now and again for him, i can see a slight difference, he just laughs at that.

I dont think there are any 'real' lotions and potions that help.

I wonder if its hereditory, or its an emotional thing, or if it just happens and is it just men, i know womens hair thins out as they get oder, well some do not all.

An interesting thought. please post any miracles here !!!

Sheangel 😮

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jos
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RE: Hair Loss

Thanks for your reply sheangel. I hope your hubby isn't too distressed about it. Do other members of his family have this problem too?

I would love to hear from anyone who's been to see a tricologist or any other kind of specialist.

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Prashna
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Has any research actually been done about men loosing their hair? Does anyone know what the causes are and if any medication can be taken to help?

Yes there has.

This recent article indicates the current state of play.

Cause is genetic. However, keeping the scalp clean and vigorous brushing/combing to improve blood flow does help to a limited extent.

No medication available at present, that actually works to arrest or reverse hair loss.

Whether gene therapy would work only time will tell. But this seems to be the best bet so far.

Regards.

Prashna

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Rosi1
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Loss of hair can also be due to lacking in vitamins and minerals.

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Gem1n1
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Hi Rosi1

Just for information, I attach a link: . There is a product for hair loss called Regen and also some testimonials by people who have used it. I have used one of their other products with great success.
Love and Light

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JackieNVQ2
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Hi all, im new to this site and saw this post and just had to reply. I am 34 and have been suffering with Alapetia for 3 years now. At first i lost a huge patch at the crown of my head and had to wear a hair piece for months, i had injections at the hospital and it did eventualy grow back. Now i just get little round patches here and there which worry me incase they do get bigger. So if anyones got any miricale cure please tell.

Jackie

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David26
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Stress could be one among other reasons for hair loss...

David.

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rosie100
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I had hair loss as a result of my father dying very suddenly many years ago, this was in the form of several round patches (Alopecia Ariata - bald patches to you and me) My theory of how this came about is that I didnt really deal with it until a few years later and I then had councelling and healing to deal with the anger and grief.

Although this worked emotionally the hair loss seemed to be a physical sign as this came about after I had dealt with things....

I have been to several private clinics including the top London tricologist and paid an awful lot of money and had no real results, I used to worry about it and be very self concious which was getting me nowhere, so, I decided to stop focusing on it and get on with life. The one remaining patch (at least 10 years now so no hope of regrowth) is more or less hidden. I have learned to live with it and much to my surprise nobody other than my hairdressers comment on it.

So I would have to say stress, shock, worrying about it and poor diet. I also got a virus which lingered for months around the same time and the docs thought I had ME. The tricologist I first saw said it may have been a side effect of the virus and my body trying to fight it....

One thing I would like to add is once you are self-concious of a condition you suddenly notice how many other people are effected by it and I was amazed at the number of women I saw with male bald pattern hair loss (thinning to the top of the head and hairline) while going about my daily business.

I really dont think expensive preparations and mediacaton work against genetic hairloss but fully understand why people give them a go.

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Wens
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I guess there are many many reaserches and many products. I am pretty worried about this problem too as I hate the idea I might be bald one day ...
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Starshower***
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Hi. For male hair loss, there are 2 main causes: one is genetic, and the other 'male-pattern hair loss' is testosterone-related. A few weeks ago I found leaflets in Boots about the 2 types, and how there ARE specific medications that can help at least one type (apart from all the nutritional supplement vitamin & mineral pills, etc.) So it may be worth looking into! It's helping my brother, but I don't know of anything to help women with thinning hair, sadly.

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Fitnrg
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Hi Jos,

I agree with david, stress can be also the reason of hair loss.

Take care.

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maunik
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You must try new male pattern baldness treatment pill Propecia..

It is also available online...

Try here

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Sabulose
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besides the stress a lot of reasons give you hair loss problems e.g. poor diet, high cholesterol level etc.
BTW try to drink a lot of water (3 litres. a day!) and you automaticaly solve several problems with your health

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The Su-jok acupuncture scheme for hair loss:

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has clear parallels with the hormonal conception behind hair
loss.

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I'm surprised that nobody seems to have heard of Regaine, which is minoxidil. It's been used successfully for at least twenty years that I know of. I've used it twice daily, rubbed on my scalp, for at least fifteen years, on the advice of my hairdresser when my hair fell out due to stress at work.

It takes about two to four months before you see little hairs sprouting so don't despair. You have to use it for the rest of your life or the hairs will fall out. It's relatively inexpensive.

Now there is a drug called Propecia that interferes with hormones but I wouldn't mess with that until I'd tried Regaine for at least a year.

Good luck!

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Isis-Training
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where do you get your minoxidill from and how much do you pay? you can pm me, i think i am paying well over the ods!

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ChloeDharma
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Minoxodil is the only FDA approved treatment for androgenic alopecia. However there are lots of studies on other products that are very promising. In one study Bhringraj was shown to be more effective than a solution of 2% minoxodil for stimulating hair growth.....though as i understand it 2% is a lower dose than is often used.
The Dermatology Department at the University of Aberdeen conducted a study into the effectiveness of essential oils in treating alopecia areata. The results showed they were effective, one of the subjects in the group using essential oils also suffered from androgenic alopecia and those hairs started to regrow as well (this study is googlable.....is that a proper word?). The essential oils used were lavender, cedarwood atlas, rosemary and thyme.
Herbs thought to be usefull include
Rosemary
Green Tea
Nettle Root
Burdock
Amla (indian goosebury.....very popular in India)
Fenugreek Seed (Methi if you are gooling it)
Bhringraj
Saw Palmetto
Aloe Vera
Cayenne
Ginger
Cider Vinegar
Rooibos

There are lots more but i'd say try looking into those first, maybe starting with the cheapest/most easily available and go from there. Yes minoxodil is considered effective but some people don't even find that works, and there is concern over it's use long term.
I would also give consideration to the suggestion of scalp massage, an increase in scalp circulation, the removal of a testosterone by product called dihydrotestosterone (mostly referred to as DHT and i might not have spelt that completely correctly), increase in certain nutrients especially minerals, EFA's, B vitamins and sulphur containing amino acids are the suggestions i see most commonly.
Personally i found my hair grew the best when i consistantly massaged with Indian herb infused oils and washed with Indian herbs like shikakai.....my ponytail circumference increased by about 150% and my growth rate increased to allow for my hair to grow from a bit above waist length to tailbone length in less than a year.
HTH 🙂

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ReflexologyGal
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Hypnotherapy may help you . My friend used to have severe hair loss problem and she has tried so many different treatments. Her hair is growing after few sessions of Hypnotherapy, which is helpful for stress and emotional release.
Good luck!

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draíocht
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A friend told me evening primrose oil worked for him, he had Alopecia and his hair grew back after a few months taking evening primrose every day,
Draiocht

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Pears have a high amount of copper. It is responsible for the pigment of our skin, eyes and hair. It helps with carrying oxygen throughout the body and it is an antioxidant. It helps to prevent and remove free radicals that can age the body and cause illness. It helps the body produce iron and it is essential for making red blood cells. It also helps to give the body energy and it can help with people who suffer from yeast or fungal related conditions.

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In wanting to halt hair loss and in promoting hair restoration and regrowth, this thought is overwhelming. True it is, for herbal treatments, substances and products are being put past behind. Well, consumers cannot be blamed for this. Too convinced that herbal supplements and substances alike are not strong enough, promising and even a bit faster in making a progress in alleviating hair loss.

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Flemming
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Well i have also hair fall problem but now it is better because i am using coconut oil on my hair. My friend suggested me to use coconut oil on my hair for healthy hair. Coconut oil is best for making hair strong and healthy.

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vjykmr89
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We seem to have the same problem. Currently, my hair is falling out because of restlessness. Hence, you should get vitamins for hair or hair tonic with thicken back your hair. Since I use Palmolive, my hair is thickening back. You should try it as well! =)

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Galee
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Hi Jos,
Some of the common reasons of hair loss are:
Hormonal problems,
Stress,
Dandruff,
No nutritious diet,
No proper brushing,
Not using proper conditioner,
Use of alcohol and smoking, and
Using harsh chemicals.
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allynbramson10
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Dexter896
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There are many oil for hair but i want to suggest olive oil are good for hair and no bad effect you will get from oilve oil.

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