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Hair Thinning But Not Falling Out
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
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
Hair loss from telogen effluvium. Stopped washing it cuz i hate seeing it fall out. Does not washing hair cause any fungus? It does feel softer
Have hair loss which derm thinks telogen effluvium, so then why is hair on my legs, eyebrows, under arms, etc. not falling out and still growing?
Unknown: There is little or no research money for telogen effluvium. It is quite variable and often is patchy on the scalp. In severe cases it can effect body hair, axillary hair, pubic hair, eyelash and eyebrow hair. No-one knows how to explain the differences. Does the Dr speculate about the reason for your case? You left out all the interesting details. ...Read more
I have super thick hair. No baldness in family. My hair is falling out and thinning out. Not from my trichotilimania. I'm not pulling. I'm 17?
Off of Depakote for months but my hair is still falling out. Is there anything I can do to stop my hair from falling out like this?
ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many doctors say keratin hair treatment causes hair loss or fall. Isnt keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have not lost hair after 2yr kerati?
Keratin Treatment: One of the biggest concerns and cons of using keratin treatments is the risk of one’s health. The department of labor issued a hazard alert for keratin treatments, stating the dangers of the formaldehyde. While keratin treatments have yet to be banned, the danger associated with being around the chemicals used in the treatment poses health concerns for both the stylist and you! ...Read more
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
Is it possible sir to prevent the alopecia hair fall ? Minioxidal helps in hair regrowth but it does not stop the hair fall ? .Thx .
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 husbands hair falls out a lot everyday. Hes only 19. No bald patches only hair falling out when you touch them. Its A LOT of hair falling out.
See a dermatologist: Need exam by skin specialist. Alopecia areata? Telogen effluvium? Androgenic alopecia? Poisoning or drug effect? etc etc ...Read more
My husbands hair is falling out A LOT all of sudden. He's only 19. No bald patches but hair is thinning.
Hair thinning for many years. New hairs coming in but falling off easily around 2 inches/eye lash length. Scalp shows but I can see new short hairs?
If hairs are: Coming back in it is a good thing. It shows health. Be sure you do not have a brush that pulls hairs out as it sounds like that may be the cause of the problem, hairs breaking off at the root or being pulled out . Brush gently with a gentle brush!! ...Read more
Is it normal for a child's hair to fall when pulling hair bands out or someone pulling their hair?
Hair falling : Of course if the hair band is tight or the hair is pulled by force, the hair can fall off. Try to avoid tight rubber hair bands & don't allow any one to pull her hair. Good luck. ...Read more
My hair has been falling out alot, my hair has thinned so much that you can start to see balding spots, would using biotin shampoo help?
What could be causing hair loss in my 4 year old? There are no noticeable bald spot, just clumps of hair falling out.
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). ...Read more
Used too much hair product. Some hair is falling out, now growing back as vellus hair and slowly. Will my hair ever grow back?
Should: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out if it will truly grow back. ...Read more
Does hair breakage from combing cause your hair to stop growing? I have coarse kinky hair and breakage is unavoidable.
When my hair is long, i find out that the tendency of my hair fall increases rather than having a short hair. does long hair cause more hair fall ?
Long hair: Long hair should not cause your hair to fall out. It seems to be in vogue for men and women. I would start with a visit to a hair stylist - they can check things out, direct you, and likely sell you appropriate gels atc. Expensive? - probably. Worthwhile? - almost certainly. ...Read more
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