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What are causes of falling hair ?

What are causes of falling hair ?

Hair Loss: Scarring hair loss means that the hair follicle is being damaged and hair can no longer grow. Non-scarring means that you have hair loss but it does grow back. Hair loss can be attributed to a variety of different issues including heredity, illness and medications. When you are losing larger than average amounts of hair, and you don't know the reason, get a check-up that includes blood work. ...Read more

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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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Can unbalanced ph of scalp causes hair fall?

Can unbalanced ph of scalp causes hair fall?

Why do you ask?: Talk about "scalp pH" comes mostly from promoters of various cosmetics and "pop"/"miracle" remedies, and the usual word is "unbalanced" which is a meaningless term. I believe these are scams targeting people who know a little high-school chemistry. Please get your thyroid checked, and if loss is serious, get evaluated for telogen effluvium, malnutrition, alopecia areata, and general health. ...Read more

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Can trychomycosis of scalp cause hair fall?

Yes: Axillae also? Black dots or nodules present? How was diagnosis arrived at? Treated? See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Running the fingers between the hair frquently causes hair fall?

Running the fingers between the hair frquently causes hair fall?

Hair loss: It would be unlikely that running you hands through your hair would cause hair lose. Since all hairs on your head go through a growth phase and a shedding phase it more likely that the hairs you find between your fingers is normal shedding ...Read more

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What besides age causes loss of hair or slow down in growth of hair?

What besides age causes loss of hair or slow down in growth of hair?

Stress,thyroid : Disease, iron deficiency anemia, autoimmune/ chronic illness, medication side effect etc. May cause hair loss. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=10560&page=1. ...Read more

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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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Can mild inflamation of scalp cause hair fall?

Can mild inflamation of scalp cause hair fall?

Yes: Any inflammation, infection...bacterial/fungus, vitamin and protein deficiency, hormonal changes cause hair loss. Chemicals...impurities in hair products also do it. ...Read more

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Overproduction of scalp sebum causes irritation in my scalp which leads to severe hair fall then.Hair fall only occur when there is more sebum. Im 20F?

Overproduction of scalp sebum causes irritation in my scalp which leads to severe hair fall then.Hair fall only occur when there is more sebum. Im 20F?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. If he/she finds no medical pathology that requires treatment,then I recommend that you consult a skilled hairdresser or beautician for evaluation of your hair condition and instruct you on scalp and hair care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hair loss?

What are the causes of hair loss?

Many: Depends on the type of hair loss. Mostly thyroid disease and stress. That stress can be physical or emotional. There are other specific diseases that cause patchy hair loss and even complete hair loss. Most primary care doctors and dermatologists can help you figure out the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

Stress or thyroid pr: Mostly come from stress or thyroid problem. Sometime scalp infection can cause hair loss. Go see your doctor to get a full exam. ...Read more

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What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

Many things: Hair loss over the axillae can be caused by alopecia areata or simply aging. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of sudden loss of facial and body hair on women?

What are possible causes of sudden loss of facial and body hair on women?

Alopecia Areata: The most common cause of sudden hair loss is called alopecia areata. This condition is unknown cause, but it is thought to be a temporary immune reaction against one's own hair follicles. Often seen in children in the spotty variant is known as alopecia areata. If the spots are everywhere it is known as alopecia totals. It is necessary to see a dermatologist for this diagnosis to be made correctly. ...Read more

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What causes the excessive growth of pubic hair?

What causes the excessive growth of pubic hair?

EXCESSIVE PUBIC HAIR: THIS EXCESSIVE PUBIC HAIR MIGHT BE A RESULT OF EXCESSIVE ANDROGENS (MALE HORMONES) IF YOU ARE CONCERNED, ANF IT IS GETTING WORSE, DO SEE YOUR PCP OR A GYNECOLOGIST. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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What are the causes of white hairs does insufficient sleep causes grey hairs?

What are the causes of white hairs does insufficient sleep causes grey hairs?

Not lack of sleep: This is one of things that is outside our control. Some folks grey young, some old, some quickly, some slow. ...Read more

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Normal aging causes loss of hair cells in the what?

Ear: In the ear there are cells called hair cells that help you here. As you get older you're hearing does decline. Loud music and loud noises will help your hearing decline at a faster rate than is normal. If you live or work where there are a lot of loud noises you might want to use earplugs. ...Read more

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Is low hemoglobin the cause of dark circles and hair falling out?

Is low hemoglobin the cause of dark circles and hair falling out?

Anemia: You can have hair falling out when you are anemic/iron deficiency anemia. I don't think that it is related to dark circles on your eyelid. Some allergies , lack of sleep can give you dark circles. ...Read more

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