Wondering if I could get some advice. I had a physical this last week and asked my doctor about my hair. I am 32 and I feel I’ve started to lose some hair. He examined me and said there is “slight” thinning on top from age, but that it is not even noticeable. He said there is no beginning of a “spot”. So, he said for now he would not prescribe anything for it and that we’d simply monitor it. I like my doctor a lot and respect him, but he is not a dermatologist, and I am wondering what my course of action should be. Even if the thinning is slight, I don’t want to thin more. Should I simply monitor it, per his advice?
You are obviously concerned about hair loss and your doctor does not share your concerns. You should start by having a miniaturization study (the most definitive way to monitor your hair loss). You may be a candidate for medication treatment such as Propecia (finasteride 1mg). I cannot speak for your doctor, but hair loss is not at the top of the list of medical problems for general doctors who have only 5 minutes to see a patient.