Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can Hair Loss Be Stopped?

Monday, 20 May 2013 05:47 PM

Question: Is there anything my husband can do to stop hair loss? He uses Rogaine but I do not see improvement.

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Hair loss is always alarming. But despite years of research, we don’t have solutions for everyone who’s losing his hair. Baldness can be generalized or localized, drug-induced, genetic, or result from hypothyroidism or other metabolic disorders.

Treatment usually includes topical Rogaine twice daily. Proper scalp hygiene is essential and it’s important to avoid harsh chemicals, coloring, and permanent hair treatments that damage the hair itself. Some men with male-pattern baldness will respond well to a single daily low-dose oral medication called Finasteride. The response can be dramatic in some and less so in others.

Appropriate diet and stress management are always important, as well as treating any underlying endocrine disorders, such as hypothyroidism. For some men, hair weaving or expensive hair transplantation procedures are also an option.

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Dr. Hibberd's advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital work in emergency medicine and surgery.
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