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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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I have aosd, I've started mtx inj .4cc, when is it going to start working? Its been 3weeks n my hair is falling out in chunks, but pain, rashes, fevers, swelling stil present

I have aosd, I've started mtx inj .4cc, when is it going to start working? Its been 3weeks n my hair is falling out in chunks, but pain, rashes, fevers, swelling stil present

Weeks-months: The drug could take 8 weeks or longer and that is on the assumption that mtx will work. You are on a low dose and the hair loss may not allow your physician to raise the dose. My feeling is that you will require a different drug and i would speak with your doctor. ...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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I am 6 months postpartum and still exclusively breastfeeding. My hair is excessively falling out in chunks and it is bothersome to me. I've been told it is because of hormonal changes and bf. What can I do or take (i.e. Vitamins) to alleviate?

I am 6 months postpartum and still exclusively breastfeeding. My hair is excessively falling out in chunks and it is bothersome to me. I've been told it is because of hormonal changes and bf.
What can I do or take (i.e. Vitamins) to alleviate?

It should pass: Hair growth has stages like a farmers crops.We usually have some hair starting a growth phase as a similar number hit their shed phase.Delivery has pushed much of your scalp to enter a shed phase at the same time.It happens with other stressors sometime too.I can't buy blaming Breast feeding. It is not a deficiency and supplements won't help. Most will see their scalp return to normal over time. ...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