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Does hair loss genetically transfer from mother to child?

There is wrong knowledge about possible causes of hair loss. Mostly, this wrong information created by education level, ethnicity and social status; and it became more and more common, and even it sometimes is true mostly it is apart form facts.

There are no scientific facts showing that hair loss is transferred genetically from mother.

Researches indicates that hair loss occurs on chromosome x; and it is assumed that since women have two x chromosomes, men will carry on the genetic hair loss of mother’s family. On the other hand, it is scientifically proven that people with fathers facing hair loss issues are tend to hair loss issues 2.5 more than the others.

Are men with hair loss more active sexually than others?

Considering that strongest era for men when their testosterone hormone is on highest level, it is not possible to have a positive correlation between hair loss and increase of sexual desires.

Does frequent sexual intercourse speeds up the hair loss?

Researches show that there are no correlations between hair loss and sexual intercourse. Since increase on sexual intercourse cannot increase hair loss, lessening of sexual intercourse will not be lessening hair loss.

Does sexual intercourse after hair transplant cause loss of transplanted hair?

There is 10 days of sensitive time period after hair transplant. It is advised by many doctors to avoid sexual intercourse for first days. This suggestion to protect transplanted hair is not only made for sexual intercourse but also for team sports. It should not be thought that restriction is related only for sex.

I Have Hair Loss Following Military Service

I served for military in August 2012 as a short term. Starting from August, my hair got thinner and even I faced hair loss in just 5 and half months. I could not have any chance of treatment during military service. I am 26 years old, and I am using drugs and sprays for hair loss. Even there is not much progress, at least hair loss and thinning hair seems stopped. Additionally, I decided to have PRP hair loss treatment. How long am I supposed to continue hair loss treatments, and when can I have my hair back?

It is possible for you to have thinned hair and even hair loss due the changes in eating habits, weight loss, sudden changes in stress levels and lifestyle during military service. Considering it had been only 2.5-3 months since you returned from military, you need a little more time to see results. It is beneficial for you to follow development of your hair in upcoming a few months.

2- Treatments for hair loss

How long does PRP hair treatment take?

PRP hair loss treatment can be applied easily even on a lunch break. Beside twenty minutes of wait time, the procedure takes around 5-10 minutes.

What should I be careful about after PRP Application?

You can go back to your work after PRP hair loss treatment and continue to your life without any signs or visible scars.

Can I get my hair back by using laser comb instead of hair transplant?

Fda approved laser combs should be considered as a supportive treatment method that can be applied after hair transplantation and for the thin hair. It is possible to provide some benefits before you encountered with hair loss.

I am using a drug including 5% Minoxidil, but I have not experience any positive effects for last 3 months?

Minoxidil 5% is scientifically proven to be effective against male pattern baldness. On the other hand, It is not certain that rather it works on everyone or not. Also, three months might not be enough to see the effects of it. It would be helpful to see a specialist for finding out the cause of your hair loss.

3- Myths and Truths about Hair Loss

MYTH: Wearing a hat causes hair loss.

TRUTH: It sounds logical to think that wearing a hat can decrease blood circulation and decrease circulation in scalp; but the real reason of hair loss is hormones.

MYTH: Vitamin deficiency causes hair loss.

TRUTH: Since vitamin deficiency is always brought to attention by vitamin supplement companies, you should be cautious. Surely, vitamin deficiency in long term starving or disorders and likewise extreme situations can cause hair loss. But most of the people experience hair loss without these problems. Most of the people with hair loss have no vitamin deficiency.

MYTH: Washing hair too much causes hair loss.

TRUTH: It would be wrong to correlate left hair in bathtub after shower and hair loss. The lost hair in shower has already completed its life cycle.

MYTH: Haircut or shaving hair strength hair.

TRUTH: It is really hard to understand how this myth is so common and the idea behind it. In reality, there are no scientific proves on benefits of shaving hair or haircut for hair.

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