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Hair Loss

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I am losing hair. Do I need to start using Rograine or is it a temporary result of:

  • A new diet started in last month eating 2/3 fruits and vegetables for every 1/3 protein and grain
  • Dental work in last month - crown followed by root canal - many x-rays
  • Menopause - I stopped over 10 years ago.

What should I do?


Hair Loss in Women Treatment Guide

Hair Loss in Women Treatment Guide

Treatment Guides

Download our free guide to learn about symptoms and causes of hair loss, hair loss and menopause, diagnosis of hair loss and treatment options available to you.


Hair on breasts

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I have hair that grows around the areola on my breasts. I find it annoying so I shave it off. Is it safe to shave hair off your breasts?

Of course, now I feel my breasts are feeling scratchy now that the hair is gone and the area has been shaved. Any advice on how to deal with hair on your breasts that you don’t want there? Thanks!


Treatment Options for Hair Loss

Treatment Options for Hair Loss

Health Information

The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is genetic. In fact, heredity accounts for 95 percent of all the cases of alopecia (baldness) in this country. The remaining five percent of the cases can be due to a number of things including diet, stress, illness, and/or medications. Specific factors that can cause hair loss: Medications, vitamins, or minerals: medications used to treat high blood pressure, heart problems, depression or gout; chemotherapy or radiation treatment…


Hair Loss and Menopause

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My hair is falling out of my head. I have had bloodwork done, but no doctor seems concerned. I am in the beginning stages of menopause and have read that hair loss is normal.

What type of doctor should I see for potential hormone treatment? I really don’t want to wait until I am bald to get help!


Chemo and hair loss

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In 1989 I had breast cancer, my hair came out and never fully came back to it’s original fullness. As of now I wear wigs. Is there anything else that I could do as far as vitamins or diet are concerned? I had chemo, went through a period of menopause for a year, but, I had no other problems. I am healthy.


Medicine for Facial Hair

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What is the topical medicine to deal with excessive hair on face and chin? I have tried waxing and depilatories. Someone told me there is a cream that is a long term solution.


​Hair Care During the Summer

​Hair Care During the Summer

Column

Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses how women can best care for their hair and scalp during the summer months.


Treatment Options for Hair Loss

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I have hair loss on the top of my head. I read about the HairMax laser, is this a good option? What about light therapy?


Hair Loss, What’s A Woman To Do?

Hair Loss, What’s A Woman To Do?

Column

Read Dr. Camille Moreno's column on hair loss evaluation and treatments for women.


Combing Through Hair Loss Treatments

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What to do when there's more hair in the drain and less on your head. Hair loss is a natural but unloved part of aging. If you're concerned about thinning hair, here's what Dr. Holly L. Thacker and other experts say about prevention, effective treatments and realistic goals. HAIR LOSS IS A NATURAL but unloved part of aging. But sometimes bald spots or thin patches are signs of a medical condition or dietary deficiency. The first step in seeking a remedy is finding out the cause. Male or…


Iron, Hair and the Female Sex

Iron, Hair and the Female Sex

Column

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker's column on the importance of iron and the sex-specific factors in the female lifecycle.


Pubic Hair - Yes or No?

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I am 40 and have shaved my pubic hair completely off for at least 10 years. Some people tell me it is fine, some say it is better than long hair and some people tell me it is bad for me. I like it because it feels better and cleaner. Can you please tell me if there is a problem with me doing this?


Hair Loss: A Sign All Might Not Be Well

News

Dr. Angela Kyei, a hair loss expert at Cleveland Clinic, discusses hair loss in men and women. She provides tips and recommendations for hair loss prevention, and how hair loss may be a sign of a bigger health problem.


Skin and Hair Changes During Menopause

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Dr. Holly L. Thacker explains skin and hair changes during menopause. The culprit for the post-menopausal changes in your hair and skin is the lower levels of the hormone estrogen circulating in your body. Loss of estrogen makes your skin thinner and more delicate, and can cause your hair to thin out. Watch for helpful tips.


Shaving Pubic Hair and Infection Risks

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I just left my local hospital a few hours ago, my reason for being there was because I was experiencing burning and horrific pain in my pubic area.

A week ago I had shaved and after a few weeks ingrown hairs started to appear. I used coconut oil to stop the sting but it only lasts for a second. I’m scared to pee because it burns every time I go.

There is also a sore in the area between my butt that stings and it is very swollen. I feel horrible from this and the ingrown hairs. In addition, I haven’t been able to poop either.

It’s really hard to move under these conditions. The hospital gave me a quick assessment and told me to put a cream on it and that was the best they could do. Should I go to a different hospital for a second opinion or should I just do what this hospital tells me? I’m still in so much pain.


What treatments are available for hair loss?

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I'm losing handfuls of hair. I have two bald spots, one on the back of my head and one on the side. I don't know what to do. I've had my thyroid checked and it is in a normal range, and I'm doing meditation to reduce my stress.


Hair Loss…It’s Not Something That Just Happens To Dear Ole’ Dad!

Hair Loss…It’s Not Something That Just Happens To Dear Ole’ Dad!

Column

What does Father's Day have to do with hair loss in women? Read Dr. Holly Thacker's column to learn more why women experience hair loss and what treatments are available.


Tips for Healthy, Hair, Skin and Nails

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Dr. Melissa Piliang shares tips for healthy hair, skin and nails.


New Therapies Offer Hope for Minimizing Hair Loss in Midlife Women

News

Hair loss in middle-aged females is common, affecting up to two-thirds of women after menopause. The exact reasons remain unclear, although evidence suggests a hormonal and genetic predisposition. A presentation at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, September 22-25, 2021, will address common hair loss problems and review new therapies and treatment approaches to stimulate hair growth and minimize thinning. There are many different types of…