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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

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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. Get HPV vaccine,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dx hashimotos, TSH 1.95, free T4 19. Suffering from extreme hair shedding for 2 months itchy burning scalp. Iron level at 34. Hair thinning.29yrs woman?

Dx hashimotos, TSH 1.95, free T4 19. Suffering from extreme hair shedding for 2 months itchy burning scalp. Iron level at 34. Hair thinning.29yrs woman?

Correlation: Exists between these two autoimmune diseases but treating hashimotos does not usually help the hair loss problem. See a dermatologist with interest in hair.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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!