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I wash my hair everyother day so why is my hair falling out in chunks?

I wash my hair everyother day so why is my hair falling out in chunks?

Not known: You need to see either a dermatologist or an endocrinologist to find out why you are losing so much hair. There might be a problem with your thyroid or your ferritin level which measures the stores off on iron in your body. ...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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My hair has been falling out in CHUNKS for about 2 months. My TSH is 0.022 and my T4 is 14.84. Could this be the reason? will I go bald?

My hair has been falling out in CHUNKS for about 2 months. My TSH is 0.022 and my T4 is 14.84. Could this be the reason? will I go bald?

Very likely....: due to hyperthyroid state. Once the thyroid balance is restored, you will have your hair back. Be patient with restoring thyroid balance. ...Read more

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Is there a remedy for severe hair loss due to pcos in women? I am 25 years old and my hair is falling out almost in chunks on a daily basis.

Is there a remedy for severe hair loss due to pcos in women?  I am 25 years old and my hair is falling out almost in chunks on a daily basis.

Reduce male hormones: Try reducing your male hormone levels. Oral contraceptive pills will help along with glucophage and a low glycemic index diet. Rogaine (minoxidil) temporarily will help regrow some of the hair. Spironolactone will help block the male hormone levels at the surface of the skin. ...Read more

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Hair falling for solutions?

Hair falling for solutions?

Alopecia: This is difficult to answer, there are many causes of hair loss, many of these are self limited and will resolve with time. If the hair loss is in patches it could be due to fungal infection. Other causes may include thyroid problems. Male pattern baldness is normal phenomenon for many men. You need to be evaluated by a medical provider. ...Read more

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My hair falling out after bleaching , what to do?

My hair falling out after bleaching , what to do?

Um...: ...maybe don't bleach your hair? What's wrong with the REAL you??? I doubt there's anything wrong with you! I bet if you don't bleach your hair again, it'll stop falling out! Sorry if that's too pragmatic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dandruff and hair falling.Is there any relation? Please help!

Dandruff and hair falling.Is there any relation? Please help!

Hormonal Imbalance: Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Thyroid hormone disorders are notorious for causing hair loss. Imbalance in sex hormones can also be implicated. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss. Take care. ...Read more

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I had a baby 4 months ago, why is my hair falling out so much?

I had a baby 4 months ago, why is my hair falling out so much?

Postpartum change: This is a really interesting and common problem. You can hate it but your hair will come back. What happens is that in pregnancy all your hair stalls in a particular hair stage. It falls out less during pregnancy but then after your hormones decrease, it comes out at once. The follicles that make hair are fine though and it will recover. It may take some time though so be patient. ...Read more

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