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Is it okay to reduce DHT in my body?

The problem is that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) does much more than contribute to hair loss. It also plays a crucial role in male sexual development and mood regulation. When DHT levels are reduced, ...
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Onion juice and hair regrowth

Every single website that suggests onion juice is good for hair regrowth doesn't have credible sources. I went through a lot and all of them are full of mumbo jumbo and charlatans. However, this ...
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Is eyebrow hair loss common in hyperthyroidism?

The condition that you're asking about is called in the professional terminology: "madarosis" (but see the picture that I attached). As many proffessional books states, it's common in hypothyroidism, ...
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Is length a cause of alopecia?

No, long hair has a appearance of falling out. But everyone's hair is constantly falling out. Hair generally falls out at a rate of 50 to 100 strands of hair a day. And regrowth of the hair generally ...
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How to accurately monitor hair loss?

Have someone take photos of the back of your head periodically. Date the photos. (Carey's comment seemed good enough to make it an answer.)
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Is there a way to diagnose Male Pattern Baldness?

I have found the following articles which may be of help. Hillmer, et al. (2005) Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), or male-pattern baldness, is the most common form of hair loss. Its pathogenesis ...
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Why would anyone use finasteride (propecia) over minoxidil (Rogaine) for hair loss?

Not the answer you would want to hear but have you considered combined therapy? combined treatment of male androgenetic alopecia with oral finasteride and topical minoxidil found that “the ...
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Why would anyone use finasteride (propecia) over minoxidil (Rogaine) for hair loss?

That's a nice question. First of all, it is important to note that whenever a question of which drug to use arises, a number of factors should be taken into consideration, that is to say: ...
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Are there any studies that prove the effectiveness of saw palmetto for restoring hair in the bald places and stop hair fall?

These are extracts and links: Other proposed treatments include saw palmetto extract (Serenoa Repens); prostaglandin analogs like latanoprost and bimatoprost, which may be cost prohibitive (https://...
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Drug abuse and hair loss

Some amphetamines can cause hair loss. The mechanism how this happens does not appear to be known. Also some anabolic steroids (AAS) can cause it, presumably through conversion to DHT. The situation ...
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If apply regular warm compress unto my scalp, will it mimic the use of topical vasodilators?

According to the french equivalent of the FDA, the ANSM, in a minoxidil presentation Resume des Caracteristiques Produit : Le mécanisme précis d'action n'est pas connu. Translation : The ...
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Body hair falling out or having the "recently shaved" effect?

"The closest thing the Google Gods suggest is allopecia, but I don't think allopecia does this"... YES! Alopecia does do this! Alopcia affects more than the hair on your head. It can manifest ...
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