Re: thinning hair at 18
If you ask me, I wouldn't be too concerned with your kidneys at this point. It sounds like you're at the beginning stages of male pattern baldness. I know, because I'm going through the same thing. I could be wrong, but thinning on the top and not the sides sounds a lot like male pattern baldness. You're not too young either. I'm only 20 and my hair has been thinning gradually for about 2 years. Of course, if no one else in your family (your dad's side as well as your mom's) is bald, then there might be reason for concern. If your family has a history of baldness, then what you're going through is purely genetic. The sooner you act on it, the better chance you'll have of maintaining/regrowing hair. If all of what I have said so far applies to you, and you agree that it's MPB, then talk to your doctor and get a prescription for Finasteride. As well, you could start using non-prescription minoxidil (Rogaine).
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