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Have a severe hair fall, history of cancer and Diabetes. Treatment?

What truly works curing alopecia? i don t have a lot of money to spend on going from doctor to doctor. Please help me. Having my hair thinning makes me feel horrible. I once had a full full head of hair (thick). I have to be careful has cancer approx. 30 years ago at age 36 ( breast cancer ). Have diabetes now for about 5 years. I am 67 years of age.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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hi..thanks for your query.
My suggestion to you would be to do a few blood tests to ascertain the cause before you treat any of the symptoms.
Hair Loss is a condition where multiple causes are there.It may be Familial or it may be telogen effluvium, it may be some ordinary deficiencies ,but without doing a complete work up ,it it unwise to start any random medication.As, by doing this, a lot of valuable time(& hair) is lost and a much more amount of time will be lost to regain them.
Any treatment of hairless ,however,I would say is very long term and requires patience .There are also several newer therapies in Anti Hair Loss treatments, e.g. Mesotherapy etc , which help beyond medications.
Hope this helps.take care!
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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