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What is the real cause of hair fall? Is there a proven solution for this problem?

What is the real cause of hair fall? Is there a proven solution for this problem?

Several causes: There are many types of hair loss. For age-related baldness, a doctor may use rogaine (minoxidil) or propecia. For other causes, hair may grow back after the disorder is resolved: over-brushing, hormonal imbalances, stress, chemotherapy, autoimmune disorders, infection, etc... A doctor can evaluate for these other causes of hair loss. Normal people may lose 50-100 hairs/day, which are replaced by "new" hairs. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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When my hair is long, i find out that the tendency of my hair fall increases rather than having a short hair. does long hair cause more hair fall ?

When my hair is long, i find out that the tendency of my hair fall increases rather than having a short hair. does long hair cause more hair fall ?

Long hair: Long hair should not cause your hair to fall out. It seems to be in vogue for men and women. I would start with a visit to a hair stylist - they can check things out, direct you, and likely sell you appropriate gels atc. Expensive? - probably. Worthwhile? - almost certainly. ...Read more

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Why is stress cause of hair fall ?

Why is stress cause of hair fall ?

Hair loss: Stress can affect the body in different ways - hair loss is only one. Many things can cause hair loss in addition to stress - hormonal changes, poor nutrition, chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of hair fall[ since last 4 years] in females, I am 38, ve no menopause symptoms, ve good diet & am in good health?

What are some of the causes  of hair fall[ since last 4 years] in females, I am 38, ve no menopause symptoms, ve good diet & am in good health?

Some common causes.: I will just mention a few common causes of hair loss . Stress, hair color, hair treatments such as perms and other harsh chemicals often used for hair styling. Often times thinning of the hair runs in families. You should also consider checking your thyroid and any other medications you are taking , since sometimes meds can cause hair loss also. Hope that was helpful. ...Read more

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My hair are falling from 3 to 4 years. Before i had very heavy hair but now very thin. I have so much discharge. Is that the cause for hair fall?

My hair are falling from 3 to 4 years. Before i had very heavy hair  but now  very thin. I have so much discharge. Is that the cause for hair fall?

Telogen Effluvium: You most likely have a telogen effluvium which is where the hair goes into a shedfing cycle. Causes of telogen effluvium include illness, major physical trauma, menopause, crash diets, severe psychological stress, major surgery (especially with general anesthesia), hypo- or hyperthyroidism, anemia's, acute and severe blood loss, heavy metal poisoning, we treat this condition with B12 shots monthly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hair fall in a 15 year old? I've never dyed, straightened, etc. My hair was great 3 years ago

What are the causes of hair fall in a 15 year old? I've never dyed, straightened, etc. My hair was great 3 years ago

Hair loss: A number of issues can cause hair loss. It depends on where and how much. Stress, vitamin deficiency, hair pulling, thyroid disease are a few things. Evaluation by dermatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hair fall and how can I prevent and overcome it? I don't feel itchy but my hair just keep on falling.

What is the cause of hair fall and how can I prevent and overcome it? I don't feel itchy but my hair just keep on falling.

Determine the cause: See your pmd and try to determine the cause at least by doing blood work as anemia and thyroid dysfunctions are among the most common causes. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more