Hair Loss Quiz
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Hair Loss Quiz

Did you know that we begin losing hair the day we're born? See what you know about hair loss with our quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

How fast does your hair grow?

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The correct answer is: Hair will grow half an inch a month.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: Applying baking soda or lemon to your scalp will help hair grow again.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There are no home remedies for baldness that work.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

True or false: If I cut my hair back, it will grow faster.

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The correct answer is: This is false. It works for hedges but not for us.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

What does dihydrotestosterone (DHT) have to do with hair loss?

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The correct answer is: Hair loss happens when two hydrogen molecules called dihydrotestosterone attach to testosterone. That poisons hair follicles and causes them to change from making normal hair.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Medications that block DHT production will help my hair grow back.

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The correct answer is: The drugs don't put new hair on your head, but they should stop additional hair loss.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of the following drugs cause hair loss?

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The correct answer is: All of the above can cause hair loss. Some blood pressure drugs, antifungals and hormonal medications can also cause hair loss.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

What is alopecia areata?

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The correct answer is: Alopecia areata is caused by the body's immune system. Hair can fall out in patches all over the body.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: Androgenetic alopecia affects only the head.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Hair on the head thins and falls out in cases of androgenetic alopecia.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

What percentage of people with inherited hair loss are men?

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The correct answer is: Around 60 percent of people who suffer from male-pattern hair loss (called diffuse hair loss in women) are men.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: Wearing a hat can contribute to hair loss.

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The correct answer is: Hats won't cause hair loss. That's a myth.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

How many hairs do you lose a day?

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The correct answer is: You lose 50 to 200 hairs a day.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Hair loss in a woman can result from thyroid problems.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Hyperthyroidism can lead to scalp hair loss or facial hair growth, among other problems.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

If you tug on 60 hairs on your scalp, the amount that would fit in a straw, about how many hairs would you have in your hand if you were experiencing normal hair loss?

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The correct answer is: To test hair loss, pull a handful of hair. You shouldn't be losing more than 10 percent.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: In hereditary hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, there is nothing abnormal about hormone levels.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Androgenetic alopecia is hair loss that is the result of exposure to male hormones in a genetically susceptible person. But it's not usually associated with abnormal hormone levels.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

What is minoxidil?

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The correct answer is: Liquid minoxidil, or Rogaine, is used on the skin to promote hair growth.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

What other condition is minoxidil prescribed for?

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The correct answer is: Minoxidil tablets are used with other medications to help control high blood pressure.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Who shouldn't take minoxidil?

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The correct answer is: If you take high blood pressure medicine, you should not take minoxidil without your doctor's recommendation. Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant should also consult their doctor before taking or coming in contact with minoxidil.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

How long does it take to see results from taking minoxidil?

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The correct answer is: It takes at least 4 months to see results from minoxidil.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Which is a side effect of minoxidil?

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The correct answer is: Minoxidil can cause all of these side effects.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

What percentage of men experience hair loss?

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The correct answer is: 80 percent of men experience hair loss.

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Hair loss is a problem for men and women alike. While the cause is often genetic, emotional or health problems can also cause hair loss, also called alopecia. If you have hair loss, talk to your doctor - as there are medications a...

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