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A 23-year-old female asked:

I am 23 now, i am suffering from hair loss from my 18th age.i ve consulted so many doctors, they prescribed with biotin -e, vitamin, iron tablets. but no positive result..even though my hairs shed it regrows, thanks that keeps me from balding. i am diag

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
Genetic cause?: The medical problems that need to be excluded are an under active thyroid gland or autoimmune disease. Blood tests will help diagnose. Pregnancy, weight loss, stress/trauma, too much vitamin A are other causes. Because of your age, I suspect androgenetic alopecia, a genetic tendency to lose hair as the follicles themselves shrink. Continue working with a good dermatologist with an interest in hair
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Telogen effluvium?: Is that what they called it? If that's what it is, basically it's not treatable and generally it remits after a while. Eat sensibly, trusting you've had your thyroid checked, an economical multivitamin with minerals appropriate to your being a young woman and with regard to your diet. In the meantime, a baseball cap looks great.
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Last updated May 2, 2021


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