For hair loss in 40 year olds, is hair regrowth still possible?

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There are many causes of hair loss that needs to be considered. A proper evaluation by your doctor is critical to determine the exact cause as treatment differs depending on the cause of the hair loss.

The most common cause of hair loss in the 40s is androgenetic alopecia which affects both men and women. Proven medical treatments, either topical or oral, that will enable hair regrowth to occur are available Your doctor will assess your suitability for these treatments based on your gender, underlying medical conditions and tolerability.

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How do doctors differentiate a genetic cause of hair loss versus other hair loss causes?

Hi,Androgenetic hair loss is diagnosed primarily by its distinctive pattern (non-scarring, frontal-temporal recession) and duration (several years) in a male. A positive family history is supportive. In females, as the pattern may not very distinctive, exclusion of underlying chronic illnesses such as thyroid disease, iron deficiency may be needed. Hope this helps!

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Does the humid weather in Singapore causes hair loss?

Hi,Humid weather per se will not cause hair loss. Hair loss may be due to inflammation, hormonal-genetic factors, traction, poor nutrition, chronic illness, growth cycle abnormalities, etc which are not made worse by humid weather. If you are experiencing significant hair loss, do seek medical help to determine its actual cause so that effective treatment may be given to you. Hope this helps!

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