How can I sluggish or quit hair decline?

Issue by Citizen North: How can I sluggish or stop hair reduction?
I am 19 and the doc explained I am dropping hair. Would consuming healthier and excersizing postpone or stop hair decline? I was drinking and cigarette smoking fairly seriously on weekends, could that have been element of the dilemma?

And also, are there particular nutritional vitamins I should focus on receiving in my technique to decrease the loss? Are there any longterm products I can just take to prevent any potential hair reduction.

I’m seeking for pills that function, Are there any?

I know that’s alot of questions, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Finest answer:

Response by estimator01
The consuming and using tobacco are definitely not helping the scenario, but there is tiny you can do to cease it.

1. quit using tobacco.
two. give up stressing about it. (anxiety brings about hair loss as well)
three. analysis the kind of hair loss you are experiencing. Teach yourself. Some remedy does perform and other folks are a squander. Never educate yourself on a internet site making an attempt to offer you anything, but instead generic well being web sites. Figure out if there is remedy, if not, just accept it.

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  1. tomorjerry

    Here a few simple home remedies which can be tried at home to control hair fall. To treat hair loss apply a little lemon juice with some black tea. Massage well and shampoo.Rub oil into the scalp. Wring out a towel in hot water and wrap it on the head. Keep it on for 15 minutes. Shampoo and dry well. Check out for more info.


    Hi There,

    Unfortunately there aren’t any proven vitamins or minerals to help prevent hair loss, however, thanks to modern technology and medicine there’s a lot you can do to slow, stop and correct your male pattern baldness. I went through the same thing you’re going through and was pretty bald by my late twenties.

    I personally decided to stop hair loss when it was too late, so I had a hair restoration surgery back in July. Since receiving my Bosley hair transplant I have documented the results on my blog, In addition to seeing the results of my Bosley procedure I provide a wealth of information on hair loss and the other methods available to correct it.

    As for medications, the only pill proven to help with hair loss is Propecia. I don’t use Propecia but all the research shows that it’s great for stopping your hair from falling out, but isn’t proven to regrow lost hair. There’s also Rogaine (or Minoxidil) and the Laser Comb, which you’ll also find a lot of information on at

    Best of luck in your battle and let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. dr.marcovici

    I’m 19 and the doc said I am losing hair. Would eating healthier and excersizing postpone or stop hair loss?

    I am going to presume you are a male in generally good health and answer your question(s) accordingly. To begin with, hair loss in men beginning at age 19 is not particularly unusual, but does signal one’s genetic predisposition to a fairly significant degree of hair loss as time passes. The best guide to judging your future hair loss is to look at male relatives on both sides of your family. If they experienced hair loss early in life, this is a tendency you may have inherited too.

    I was drinking and smoking quite heavily on weekends, could that have been part of the problem?

    While drinking and smoking are certainly not good for your health, neither of these habits, to my knowledge, are typically linked to the onset or progression of pattern hair loss. There are three things that need to conspire in order to suffer pattern hair loss. First, genetics; which we’ve already discussed. Second, age; this means that 9 year old children do not usually suffer from pattern hair loss. And third, circulating hormones; think of hormones as the match that lights the fuse. Put these three factors in motion and you have all the ingredients to suffer from androgenetic alopecia (typical pattern hair loss). Since no one can modify your genetics or age, medical treatments designed to address pattern hair loss target various facets of the hormonal metabolic steps that cause susceptible scalp hair to thin.

    And also, are there certain vitamins I should focus on getting in my system to reduce the loss? Are there any longterm products I can take to prevent any future hair loss.

    I’m looking for pills that work, Are there any?

    At the present time there are several classes of drugs that have been shown to offer positive benefit in treating hair loss. These are topical minoxidil, oral finasteride & oral dutasteride. Finasteride and dutasteride block the enzyme (5 alpha-reductase) that synthesizes the main problematic hormone (DHT) from substrate (testosterone). Minoxidil seems to influence calcium channel metabolism in a biochemical pathway (too complicated to get into here)—which regulates hair cycling among many other things—in a manner that, to my knowledge, has not yet been fully worked out.

    Certain naturally occurring substances, such as saw palmetto and other compounds also seem to offer potential benefit in the context of androgen-mediated disorders (e.g. pattern hair loss). The nice thing about such naturally derived substances is that they are thought to work without the potential for negative side effect. Regardless, as to which among these options offers the right choice for any given person is a question best worked out with the active assistance of one’s primary care provider. He/She is a medical expert. He/She also has your best interests at heart.

    I know that’s alot of questions, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Take your time. Learn as much as you can. Do your product/drug research. Don’t let anyone pressure you into jumping into one treatment or another until you have your facts straight. And most importantly, enlist the aid of your treating physician in helping you make the appropriate decisions. Do these things and you stand a good chance of slowing/stopping/possibly reversing your hair loss. Hope that helps…

    best wishes,

    Geno Marcovici, Ph.D.
    Chief Scientific Officer

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