BSF - hair loss/alopecia


ASK THE EXPERT - BSF and talkhealth teamed up to offer our community the opportunity to put their hair loss and alopecia questions to our panel of dermatology experts. Dr Sharon Wong, Dr Anton Alexandroff and Dr Kapil Bhargava kindly joined us to give advice on coping with hair loss, treatments available and tips on self-management. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.

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  • Dr Anton Alexandroff

    Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British...

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  • Dr Kapil Bhargava

    Consultant Dermatologist

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  • Dr Sharon Wong

    Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson

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Menopause and hair loss

I would like to know if, after the menopause, my hair will go back to being strong and not fall/break anymore? Carolle-anne, 16th Aug 2018


Hair Loss and Pregnancy

I’ve been losing my hair since pregnancy and my child is 3 and I still have patches on both sides of my head...they don’t se... Guest Posts, 16th Aug 2018


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Hi. I use Nanogen shampoo that contains 'growth factors', which seems to help my hair loss. I also have a bottle of Alpecin Ca... Lara J C, 16th Aug 2018


Mother with Hair Loss

Is there anything my mother can do to improve her hair loss please. - Caroline talkhealth, 16th Aug 2018


Can having a major operation cause hair loss?

Is it true that having a major operation can cause hair loss? I had nissen fundoplication surgery in April and for the last 6 w... Guest Posts, 16th Aug 2018


Tips for us elderly ladies please

Do you have any tips for prevention of hair loss for elderly ladies (and gentlemen) It seems a shame that our hair goes thinner ... Rozcunliffe, 16th Aug 2018


Lots of hair coming out when combed

I am 69 years old and a white female. My hair has always been fine and thin (I am fair-skinned and blonde), but about 18 months... scratchalot, 15th Aug 2018


long term impact of medication

Hi I had iron deficiency aneamia a number of years ago that was severe. Its now managed. I have severe asthma, low grade bron... Catjemi1, 15th Aug 2018


Weak hair

My hair has always been very fine and thin. Recently though it's much worse with breaking off at only an inch or so. I've been u... Marchhair, 15th Aug 2018


Prevastatin and hair loss

I am aged 69 and noticed in the last five years that my hair line at the front is receding and thinning so I am having to pull m... Guest Posts, 15th Aug 2018

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