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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hair Shedding In Women

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Hello, what are the possible causes of excessive hair shedding in a 21-year-old female?

Hello, what are the possible causes of excessive hair shedding in a 21-year-old female?

To mention a few: Excessive hair loss can be due to chemical,illness, medication,trauma. Hair braiding especially from the traction. Autoimmune diseases, thyroid dysfunction,genetic tendencies and nutritional deficiences can all be responsible. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Could my diffuse excess hair shedding/loss be caused by my ferritin being 53 level? Does it need to be above 70?

Could my diffuse excess hair shedding/loss be caused by my ferritin being 53 level? Does it need to be above 70?

Not necessarily: Your ferritin level is normal. Ferritin level is unrelated to hair loss. You may consult this site for info on ferritin: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003490.htm
Nutrition: For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Does norethindrone cause hair shedding?

Does norethindrone cause hair shedding?

Not directly: Norethindrone is a synthetic progesterone. Many hormonal medications can cause hair follicles that are adjacent to each other to become synchronized in their growth and resting phases. This can cause the appearance of rapid growth and apparent hair "shedding" in local areas. The hormone does not cause hair loss per se. ...Read more

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Ferritin = 39. Hemoglobin = 13.4. Hematocrit = 39.8. Some hair shedding. I'm a woman in her 30s. Should I take an iron supplement? If yes, how much?

Ferritin = 39. Hemoglobin = 13.4. Hematocrit = 39.8. Some hair shedding. I'm a woman in her 30s. Should I take an iron supplement? If yes, how much?

No harm: Your hemoglobin is normal and so is your ferritin. Taking over the counter iron supplement will not do any harm. Take the pill with food to minimize stomach upset. You may need to take a fiber laxative if you get constipated. The hair loss is not due to iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Can low ferritin cause shortness of breath, hair shedding, and fatigue? My level was 8. And my cbc showed slightly low for whatever shows iron.

Can low ferritin cause shortness of breath, hair shedding, and fatigue? My level was 8. And my cbc showed slightly low for whatever shows iron.

YES: I would also suggest a full metabolic profile to rule out iron deficiency, folic acid deficiency, and thyroid function, just for starters. Stress, tension, anxiety, mood disorders are other possibilities. ...Read more

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In reference to hair shedding, what is considered normal for a healthy individual in their 30s? I've read it's about 50 hairs a day. Is this correct?

In reference to hair shedding, what is considered normal for a healthy individual in their 30s? I've read it's about 50 hairs a day. Is this correct?

..but who's counting: Yes, estimates are 30-50 head hairs per day. Tend to see (/count) more when first waking since, unless a really active sleeper, hair is relatively undisturbed overnight. If seeing a lot in am (like 30+ regularly), would consult a Dermatologist to see if any reversible cause or medication options. ...Read more

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Why is my hair shedding, I'm only sixteen? Am i going bald?

Why is my hair shedding, I'm only sixteen? Am i going bald?

Some shedding normal: Some shedding is normal but if it seems excessive see your doctor, have your thyroid level checked and diet evalutated and lack of protein can also lead to hair loss in addition to some meds. ...Read more

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Is seasonal hair shedding a myth or true?

Is seasonal hair shedding a myth or true?

True: The hair goes through different growth stages. The stages differ in length and are affected by different factors — water, weather/climate, texture. Good health. ...Read more

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Does dandruff lead to more hair shedding?

Does dandruff lead to more hair shedding?

If very severe: Really severe seborrheic dermatitis involving the scalp can cause you to lose some hair shafts. ...Read more

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Is Accutane really that terrible at 5mg a day??? No side effects for 1 yr now noticing more hair shedding could it be seasonal???

Is Accutane really that terrible at 5mg a day??? No side effects for 1 yr now noticing more hair shedding could it be seasonal???

Hair loss: We have already addressed this question. No, there is no seasonal hair loss. You are on several medications, especially Accutane which may cause hair loss. You have been on Accutane for 12 months? Yes, I know it's "5 mg a day" but you have a significant cumulative systemic dose/toxicity. If 5 is very little dose and won't cause any harm then it won't cause any benefit either, so why be on it? ...Read more

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Been having excessive hair shedding, started early this month. Previously was diagnosed with dengue fever in August. What do I do??

Been having excessive hair shedding, started early this month. Previously was diagnosed with dengue fever in August. What do I do??

May be related: As you probably have learned, there is nothing much you can do for the Dengue fever, after effects of which can be felt for many weeks after the acute phase. Hair loss due to fluctuating health condition is generally temporary and improving nutrition with vitamin supplementation, should restore it in few months. ...Read more

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Why is my hair shedding so easily!!!!!!!!! I don't even brush! Don't over shampoo. Never chemical colored only keratin treatment done 8months ago.

Why is my hair shedding so easily!!!!!!!!! I don't even brush! Don't over shampoo. Never chemical colored only keratin treatment done 8months ago.

See answer: You will find the following sites helpful in understanding hair loss in women and the possible cause for your problem: http://bit.ly/1GAvfUg http://mayocl.in/1EdFZdX and http://bit.ly/1LjnYuM ...Read more

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Hair shedding top sides receeded hairline 28 yr old male went to derm prescribed me ketoconazole shamp rogaine disregarded thinning brows what to do

Hair shedding top sides receeded hairline 28 yr old male went to derm prescribed me ketoconazole shamp rogaine disregarded thinning brows what to do

You: may use the shampoo on your brows.....if your problem continues check with that Dermatologist again!

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THIS IS MY LAB RESULT FREE T3 (liothyronine) 4.58 FREE T4 13.74 TSH 8.45 Should i be taken medications or not? ,main symptoms are hair shedding and weight gain

THIS IS MY LAB RESULT
FREE T3 (liothyronine) 4.58
FREE T4 13.74
TSH 8.45

Should i be taken medications or not? ,main symptoms are hair shedding and weight gain

Take levothyroxine: Hi. You may want to repeat the labs for confirmation and check thyroid autoantibodies for etiology, but yes, those labs taken at face value suggest you should be taking levothyroxine. It is possible, however, that your symptoms are not caused by this mild hypothyroidism. Only by taking l-thyroxine and normalizing your TSH for a few months will you know. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does low blood cause your hair to shed and thin out?

Does low blood cause your hair to shed and thin out?

Malnourished: Being malnourished, often the reason for anemia, can definitely cause hair trouble. Remember hair is made of protein. If you are not eating enough vitamins, proteins or getting enough iron you may be malnourished. ...Read more

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What causes hair to shed?

What causes hair to shed?

Stress is number one: Normal hair loss is about 100 hair/day ... Stress, lack of adequate nutritional support, anemia, thyroid issues, dandruff are some additional common causes. ...Read more

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My hair has been shedding a lot more than usual over the past week. I'm an otherwise healthy 25 yr/old female with no other symptoms. Should I worry?

My hair has been shedding a lot more than usual over the past week. I'm an otherwise healthy 25 yr/old female with no other symptoms. Should I worry?

Alopecia: Minor hair loss is normal as we age and in times of stress. Is it possible you are more aware of your hair shedding as of late? Have you been extra stressed out? Rarely, hormonal disturbances and vitamin deficiencies can be a cause of excess hair loss. I don't think you need to worry :) ...Read more

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How long will it take for prolactin levels (17.5 in male) to drop after discontinuing high doses of antihistamine for three consecutive months that caused elevated numbers? Will hair stop shedding?

How long will it take for prolactin levels (17.5 in male) to drop after discontinuing high doses of antihistamine for three consecutive months that caused elevated numbers? Will hair stop shedding?

If it was: Due to the antihistamine, which a doubt, it should be relatively quickly over days. Also, it is unlikely that that is the cause of your hair loss. Check w/your doctor for other explanations for all of your concerns. ...Read more

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Does taking Plaquenil and/or Cymbalta cause hair breakage/shedding? I've been experiencing it since I was put on them.

Does taking Plaquenil and/or Cymbalta cause hair breakage/shedding? I've been experiencing it since I was put on them.

Not necessarily: We need to know more about your health and why you're taking his medications. It may be the underlying medical problem is the cause for you to have the symptoms. I would with not initially expect these two medications to cause hair breakage but consider more your medical problems discuss this with your physician and if necessary see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Will using sles shampoos on miniaturized thinning hair cause more shedding or cause damage?

Will using sles shampoos on miniaturized thinning hair cause more shedding or cause damage?

SLES is safe: Generally speaking, the use of sle or sles in shampoos is safe for your hair in the amounts contained in shampoos. There is no evidence that these chemicals which act as both detergents and surfactants harm your hair or your scalp. ...Read more