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My boyfriend has Type I diabetes and has lost a portion of his hair as a result (I assume). The top of his head has hair, but it will not grow; its very fine and soft like down. Is there any way to encourage it to grow again?

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Your boy friend has what is called male pattern hair loss which is genetic. Treatment is with Rogaine for Men and Propecia which is an oral medication. Your boy fried can use both or just one. Propecia is a prescription medication. The people who use both medication improve the most. If they do not work, which is rare, there is always hair transplants.

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