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Dry Brittle Hair Falling Out
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
What causes hair to falling out?
Take vitamins and Biotin but have weak nails and falling out hair:(
May be hypothyroid: Hypothyrooidism is a common condition that often causes hair loss (hyperthyroidism may cause too but less commonly). Unfortunately many docs don't diagnose it properly, thinking someone is normal unless their TSH is 4.5 or higher when most who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH's. A holistic/integrative doc will do more exhaustive tests. See http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 and http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd ...Read more
My hair is dry and it has wet dandruffed. Continue hair falling give me suggestion to prevent hair falling.
Separate problems.: These are separate problems. You'll find many effective anti-dandruff shampoos in any drug store; if those don't work a dermatologist can prescribe a stronger prescription shampoo. As for hair shedding, you normally shed 60-100 hairs per day, all of which will grow back. If you're losing more than that, see a dermatologist to determine the cause. ...Read more
Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing hair loss (quality: receding hairline) and thin hair.Doing Nail rubbing,experienced new hairs on bald patches but hair still fallin?
Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a detailed history, physical examination, and probably lab and imaging studies. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. You may an easily treatable condition like low thyroid function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry skin and hair thinning, brittle nails, loose bowels,weak muscles, dry skin, poor digestion, fatigue, autoimmune, thyroid, vitamin, anemia r good?
Hairfall. Dry and thin hair. Split ends. Dry weather. How to get healthy soft hair?. Any special shampoo name? Really tensed.
Keep trying!: There really is not a specific shampoo to recommend but look for these ingredients which seem to be healthier for hair: glycerin, protective barrier to hair follicles; nut & seed oils (jojoba, shea); acidic ingredients (sodium citrate/citric acid) helps keep right pH; panthenol, a form of vitamin B helps retain moisture. Avoid these: sulfates, isopropyl alcohol, formaldehyde, propylene glycol. ...Read more
Possibly: It sounds like you may have a couple things going on. Tired symptoms could be related to thyroid or other internal disease. You should get a regular medical evaluation. The hair should grow back if the underlying problem is found. ...Read more
My hair is falling out excessively afraid of combing or washing a lot falls out in chucks, also have psoriasis?
See below: It sounds like you need seek treat for this. Seeing a dermatologist is a good start. You may also need to have your thyroid checked as this can cause hair loss as well. If you are having joint pain with you psoriasis, you may want to see a rheumatologist as well to make certain that you do not have psoriatic arthritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Thinning hair at your age should be evaluated by a dermatologist and by your primary care to look for underlying systemic causes. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Can i put hair oil or wax to styling hair while using minoxidil? my hair become dry after put the minoxidil and very easy to fall when i styling hair.
Falling hair: Yes there are natural remedies. It's likely a thyroid issue but not to worry. You can start supplementation of l-tyrosine, selenium and iodine. Orthomolecular products has a great supplement called thyrotain which has worked well with patients. U may have to buy it online or ask a trusted natural food store for a good thyroid supplement. U don't need thyroid hormone just supplements. ...Read more
Oily head top, flakes, hair fall at the crown and temples. Lots of body hair. How do I stop the hair fall ?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issues are found, you may be dealing with genetic predisposition but I recommend that you then consult a hair stylist for advice about your hair care. ...Read more
Thyroid replacement: Take the proper dose of brand name thyroid replacement (t4). Your hair will eventually grow back out normally, but it may take 6-8 months depending upon the length of your hair. Also, any chemicals (coloring agents, straighteners, etc) can also cause brittle hair no matter what your thyroid status is. ...Read more
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