I'm 19 and I'm losing my hair - please advise me how to stop hair fall.

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19 and hair thinning

I recommend that first you have a complete medical evaluation by your Primary Care Physician or experienced Hair Restoration surgeon.There are some conditions that can cause hair loss and should be treated,such as thyroid disorders,anemia,significant vitamin deficiency,severe stress and weight loss and autoimmune disorders(Lupus for example).If you are a woman,Polcystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause hair loss.Certain medications can also cause hair loss.If these conditions are all ruled out the cause is most likely genetic and hormonal.It would be reasonable to start with Minoxidil or Low Level Laser Light therapy or PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma) or a combination of these adjuncts to help stop hair loss and possibly thicken up some of the thinning hair.

Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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19 and losing hair

Your biggest enemy is the progressive thinning leading to a balding pattern that is not evident at this point in time. The degree of thinning that you are experiencing would suggest that you should see a doctor who most likely will get Bulk Measurements of your hair to determine the degree of the thinning that you are presently having. If the diagnosis is early genetic hair loss (the most common cause of hair loss in young men), then the best treatment would be the drug finasteride which is highly effective in men of your age and may not only stop the hair loss but possibly reverse it. If you are developing a more advanced balding pattern the best test to get will determine the Bulk Measurements of your hair and this will show, over a one-year time frame, how effective the treatment will be. Once you know this information, then you and your doctor need to develop a MASTER PLAN which will define what you need to do over the years to come.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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