My doctor said I'm thinning because of stress, and he didn't give me any drug or anything to recover my hair loss, what can I do

Is there anyway to stop my stress of college? Or stop my hairloss? I had a VERY rough two years and since then i started losing hair

Doctor Answers 4

Understanding Hair loss and hair loss treatment options: hair transplant, prp and progesterone

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I recommend getting a formal evaluation with a hair loss expert to go over your condition and advise you on best treatment options. In our office, we use progesterone and prp with great results. Hair transplantation is an alternative. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hair loss from stress?

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"Stress" is an uncommon cause of hair loss-the most likely diagnosis in your age group is Androgenetic Alopecia (hair loss due to genetics and hormones).Once a diagnosis is made the most important step will be to prevent further loss and maintain existing hair.This can be accomplished with adjuncts such as Minoxidil,Finasteride,Low Level Laser therapy and/or PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma). I would recommend scheduling a consultation with an experienced Hair Restoration surgeon or Dermatologist to discuss your options.

David Deutsch, MD
Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Thinning hair

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You did not state your sex, but I assume that you are a female.  If that is correct, read the post below which discusses hair loss in women. You must see a doctor as female thinning hair is a complex problem

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Stress and hair loss

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Withour seeing your scalp myself, I can't say whether stress is causing your hair loss or not. If your hair loss is "all over" it may be. If it is thinning more in one area, it's probably not stress related. See a dermatologist if persists. The most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia. Stress can accelerate androgenetic alopecia in some men. I rarely see stress in College students as the sole and only cause of hair loss. Anyone who thinks stress is the sole cause of their hair loss should ensure their blood tests are completely normal before concluding that.

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

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