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Dermatologist Amy Wechsler talks with us about hair loss, including treating hair loss in women.

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Can you provide some natural treatment of hair loss in women, I seem to be losing more and more hair each time that I comb it and it is coming from the root, not breaking off in the middle. If biotin is the answer how would you recommend using it. I am a diabetic, taking metformin, glipizide and lisinopril. Thanks!

Please advise on home remedy for hair loss. I don't like taking any medication or applying anything on my head that is not safe and is very costly. I take bioten 1000mg once a day recommended by my doctor. It helps a little but not too much, maybe you have something else i could do from something I have at home or I could buy in the drug store.

The best thing one can do for hair loss is to consult a dermatologist right at the early stages of hair loss. That can solve the problem to a great extent.

I discovered on this site all the people experiencing hair loss from "Metoporal" I am one of them. I have been to three GP Drs. and most recently a Dermatologist, all of which said, "your growth pattern looks fine" and "looks like you have a full head of hair to me" There seems to be NO HELP out there unless we find it ourselves! This is all so upsetting. I would like to hear from someone about the meds "clonidine, lipitor and zolpidem tartrate (for ambien) I cannot seem to find anything about "hair loss" with these meds, and praying I found the culprit in Metoporal.

Thanks so much and GOD BLESS!!!!! Susan

I've done a lot of research lately, because my hair was thinning. It's the beta-blockers!

Beta blockers are medications that cause hair loss/hair thinning for me!

I was put on beta blockers for high blood pressure. I noticed a lot of my hair was falling out (in clumps) after I started the beta blocker. I told my Dr. (who was one of the best in my town) of this as I knew the only thing that I was doing different was taking the beta blocker. My dr. basically told me that it was not the medicine, but I just knew that it was.

I had shoulder length hair when I started the medicine and it continued to fall out. When I first started taking my medicine the pharmacy where I got my medicine filled would give a description printout of the pill, dosage to take, side effects,etc. The printout did not list hair loss or possible hair loss as a side effect, but I knew from my own experience that it did cause hair loss...

NOW, fast forward several years of being on the beta blocker... the pharmacist's printout now lists hair loss as a side effect... doctors don't always know what they're talking about... I did not have an m.d. behind my name but I knew what was going on with my body. Pharmaceutical companies will hide certain information in order to have people buy their drugs.... just beware.

The front sides of my hair was drastically receding and the top back was thinning to where you could see bald scalp. I ran into a friend who is my age and still has thick gorgeous hair. I told her my problem and she said that she once had the same problem. She recommended that I do what she started doing and what helped her hair grow back within a year.

Her recommendation was: 1. Only wash your hair and scrub your scalp with plain water and baking soda (1/2 cup soda to 1.5 cups water), a watery concoction ONCE a week. Then rinse hair and scalp with plain cold water. She used no other shampoo or conditioner. She also said to manipulate the hair as little as possible, just massage the scalp once in a while. She explained that it was the chemicals and preservatives in soap (even organic soaps. which was all I used) that was taking out my hair.

Well, I've been trying this method for 1 month now and I must say, positive hair growth is happening. My back portion is now 75% filled in. The front sides have stopped receding but are yet to fill in but since this is where it all started, I imagine this will take longer. AND, my hair has grown longer and faster at the lower back section -- faster growth than EVER before.

It has only been a month but I see this as positive results. I'm so glad the Good Lord put that women in my path to help solve a problem that truly, as a beautiful woman, freaks me out.

thanks for you posting. how are you doing now. I am going to start tomorrow trying no soap just the baking soda solution. I have a male friend with super thick hair he never shampoos.

Joan -

Did using the baking soda work for you long term?

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