- can vegetarian diets attribute to hair loss?
- and is there some sort of genetic test that will tell you if you have inherited male pattern baldness?
- also in Australia there are a few hair loss companies (advanced hair, ashley & martin and so on) that promote hair regrowth ect, I went to have a hair consultation with the former, but it seemed as though they just wanted a “sale” (they refused to tell me what was in there products or talk to there doctor unless I paid upfront for there program)
- I’ve since then saw my GP who recommended that I start taking a 1/4 tablet of 5mg finasteride to help slow the hair loss (I feel that I’m receding on the sides of my fringe). but I’m still unsure about the whole thing whether I have genetic hair loss or something that can be treated without having to take tablets all the time.
- is there some way I could find a hair specialist with being roped into a sales program that could give me a definite answer on my hair?!
please reply as I’m trying to loss weight to get back into modeling/acting and I feel having hair is very important to the industry
P.S I’ve heard minoxidil products such as regaine can help grow hair back or home laser therapies such a lemio is this true? and would you recommend it?
- A healthy vegetarian diet shouldn’t contribute to hair loss, but if you’re lacking dietary vitamins you might see some thinning.
- There’s a genetic test called HairDX that I believe is up to 70% accurate. But just because you have the gene doesn’t mean you’ll express the gene.
- There are only 2 treatments that are FDA approved for hair loss — finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine/Regaine). I have no idea what the AU hair loss companies are promoting or selling, but if they don’t contain finasteride or minoxidil, they aren’t proven to treat hair loss.
- Your GP is right about the 1/4 Proscar tablet. That’s about the same as a Propecia tablet, but at a lower cost. I couldn’t tell you if finasteride is right for you, as I’ve not seen you and don’t have enough info. That’s a prescription medication.
- You can try to find a doctor in your area by using the physician search at www.ishrs.org — then use the web to research the doctor(s) a bit more.
P.S. Minoxidil can help grow hair, but finasteride actually treats the hair loss better in my experience. I’m not a fan of hair loss treatment lasers, as I’ve yet to see them work as well as claimed. I don’t recommend LLLT (hair lasers).