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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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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 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 30's? 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 30's? 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