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Is diffuse hair fall permanent?

HI. I had a query about my hair fall.I was going through male pattern baldness from the age of 16 and now i m 24.but i had a rapid diffuse hair fall in last 2 months may b reason i understand is going on a crash diet for weight loss.i want to ask that whether i will recover through this diffuse hair fall or is this a permanent hair loss and what diet should i take now.Secondly doctor has given me medicine finasteride 1 mg popularly known as propecia too for stopping hairloss.but i have read and listened it side effects about impotency (erectile dysfunction).tell me please about this too .thankyou
Tue, 9 May 2017
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi.
As per your case-history you have male-pattern baldness exacerbated by dieting.
My treatment advice-
1. Don't panic. Stress increases hair-loss. Stop dieting and have good nutritious diet
2. It can be controlled upto age of 30-32 as it is hereditary.
3. Continue propecia for 3 months. It's side-effect is reversible and only felt during initial phase of starting drug.
4. Apply minoxidil 2% solution 1ml twice daily. Continue for 12-18 months.

Consult trichologist for further advice.

Thanks.
Dr.Harshit Bhachech
M.B.B.S,D.D.V.L
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