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What are the causes of baldness?

What are the causes of baldness? # Heredity and aging. # Hormonal changes. # A serious illness or fever. # Medication such as cancer chemotherapy or too much Vitamin A. # Emotional or physical stress. # A self-induced reduction of hair by pulling it out (traction alopecia). # Poor nutrition. # Disease. # Childbirth. # Scalp Infection. # Hair Treatments and use of chemicals. The doctor first asks if there is a family history of baldness. He may also examine a few hairs under a microscope or check the scalp for signs of skin damage. Other questions related to the person’s diet, hair-care procedures, medications taken and recent illness, if any, may be asked. In some cases the doctor may order blood tests or a skin biopsy to help make a diagnosis.
Tue, 22 Feb 2011
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Baldness is a sickness. I inform all health Authorities in the world that I have invented very successful herbal liquid for growing hair on bald heads and stopping hair loss also. Results are very successful. Already many people including doctors also got hair to their bald head after applying this herbal liquid on to their bald head. Proofs can be given as required. The name of this herbal liquid is KESHAMULATHARALAYA which is very popular in Srilanka due to its success. See the web--- www.surehair.blogspot.com-----compare the photos 1.jpg before this treatment and photo 2.jpg after this treatment. See hair has come to photo 2.jpg
Homeopath Dr. KOMAL vig's  Response
causes of hairloss are -
#Heredity
#Hormonal changes.
# A serious illness or fever. /jaundice /typhoid /malaria
# Medication such as cancer chemotherapy
# Emotional or physical stress.
# Poor nutrition. /anemia
# Disease.- thyroid problems , irregular menstrual regularities
# post partum alopecia in females
# Scalp Infection.( dandruff , seborrheic dermatitis )
# Hair Treatments and use of chemicals.
but the easiest and safest treatment is homoeopathic medications through which haiorloss can be stopped and regrowth expected
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What are the treatment options in case of baldness? 1. Hair transplantation This involves the transplantation of hair follicles from areas of the scalp where hair is still growing to areas where it is not. This carries a low risk for skin infections and may cause minor scarring in the donor areas. 2. Local application of drugs A drug called minoxidil, when applied to thinning areas of the scalp daily, is believed to be effective in preventing further hair loss and in growing new hair. The drug helps in dilating the blood vessels, thereby affecting the blood supply and the supply of hormones to those areas of the scalp that are losing hair. Another drug called finasteride taken in a pill form daily, helps in preventing further hair loss in most cases and growing new hair in some cases. The use of such drugs may help to reduce hair fall but it is generally seen that when the application is stopped, regrown hair fall out. Side effects such as irritation of the scal
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Amjad Ali's  Response
Can some one discuss about the side effects and demerits of hair transplantation.
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Dr.Prabhash's  Response

baldness is usually hereditary, all other forms of hair loss are temporary and hair regrows in them.

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mishra.chitrangada's  Response
I had read in some book that__________ BALDNESS is a sign of prosperity................. Is it true???
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