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Suffering from severe hair fall. Using minoxin 5%. Suggestions which will prevent hair fall?

Hi Doctor! I want to know about my heavy hair fall. I am 26 years old Asian and I have been suffering from heavy hair fall for the last 3-4 years. I started using Minoxin 5% but for the last one year or so the hair fall rate has increased a lot. I am very conscious about my hair and I don't want to get bald at this early age. Please suggest me something to prevent the hair fall.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms & case history mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having Androgenetic alopecia.
Also known as Male pattern baldness, it usually follows a pattern of receding hairline & is related to genetic makeup and male sex hormones.

Management includes:
1. Minoxidil preparation to be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles, which you are already using.
2. Finasteride preparations that interferes with the production of male hormone linked to baldness.

But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a hair loss tends to return on stoppage of these medications.
Those cases which do not respond to medical therapy, are managed by hair transplantation.

It is also necessary to rule out other causes of hair loss, such as:
1. Environmental factors
2. Stress
3. Deficiency of certain minerals, vitamins & amino acids in diet. e.g. Iron, zinc, Vit B complex, lysine.
4. Hormonal factors. e.g. Thyroxine
5. Any incidence of surgery, shock, etc. will be better to consult a Dermatologist & start treatment accordingly.
Wishing you a Good Health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
As your problem is since long, it requires evaluation.
1,Go for test for hypothyroid,
2, Go for hemoglobin estimation for anemia,
3, Rule out any local problem on scalp like dandruff, fungal infection etc.
4, Avoid stress.
After all reports consult your doctor and seek his advice.
Use branded hair oil and shampoo.
Ok sand take care.
Answered: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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