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How Much Hair Loss Is Considered Normal
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
How much daily hair loss is considered normal? I'm unsure if my daily moulting is excessive or not...
Check out these: Links.Your medical conditions- adrenal insuffiiency, hashimoto's- definitely can contribute to hair loss. Best wishes! http://www.Ehow.Com/about_5386925_much-hair-loss-normal.Html http://wiki.Answers.Com/q/what_is_normal_hair_loss_and_excessive_hair_loss#page1 http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/100363-herbs-improve-immune-system/. ...Read more
T4 Free Level of 067 and TSH of 1.3- would this be considered normal range even though having symptons- massive hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, etc.
Thyroid.: While your TSH looks fine, your free T4 maybe a tiny bit low on this one report. It would be worth repeating these two values along with the remainder of a full thyroid function panel. If you thyroid function numbers are normal, you may want to consider that your symptoms are due to something other than thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more
Can you explain?: If you're a guy, the hairier your chest, the sooner you'll probably get common male pattern baldness. All guys lose hair on the temples around age 20. Otherwise, hair loss from the scalp isn't normal. Hypothyroidism? Telogen effluvium? Other causes? Your physician can help. ...Read more
Is it normal to experience more hair loss during autumn? Even if I have never experienced it before? I'm loosing 40 hairs a day average
I had suffered from excessive hair loss for 7 years now , i don't know what to do , i did all the tests and they were ok within normal range ?
Doctor can evaluate: A hair loss specialist (a hair restoration specialist) or a dermatologist can evaluate to see if there is an underlying medical condition for one's hair loss. If no illness if found, and the hair loss is male-pattern hair loss in a male, it might be normal for that person. In such a situation, the hair restoration specialist may suggest some solutions to minimize the appearance of thinning hair. ...Read more
Yes: Alopecia, or hair loss can be a common occurrence in pregnancy. Stress is a common cause of alopecia, and your body is undergoing a type of physical stress. This can also be a sign of a low thyroid state, which can also be common in pregnancy, so you may consider having your provider check a tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free T4 ( i also check reverse t3) to make sure that your thyroid is in balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does scratxhing your head a normal amount cause permanent hair loss or damage the follicle forever?
How long does it take the ferritin levels to be normal? Its been 2 months now I am on ferose f medication but still suffering from hair loss.
Can you explain?: Ferose-f is weak, candy-fied iron and folic acid. I'm going to assume that you came to your physician with hair loss of some sort, were found to be iron deficient on a serum ferritin lab assay, and given this as treatment. You should insist on being told why you are iron-deficient if you're not a vegetarian, and the actual cause of your hair loss needs to be addressed. Get 2nd opinion. ...Read more
It is common.: This is called androgenetic alopecia or male pattern hair loss. The hair on your scalp is sensitive to a hormone called Dht which causes it to fall off in individuals that are genetically susceptible to this. It only affects hair on your scalp even if you have an abundance of hair everywhere else on your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing hair loss after taking Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Is that normal and should it stop after i stop taking it?
Its not "common": but it's definitely a possible side effect and it should CEASE when drug is stopped! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I am loosing my head hair.however, my family has normal hair. Is hair loss genetic? How can I imrove the density of the hair??
Alopecia or genes: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have Propecia (finasteride) (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm 30-2 years ago i began with all over hair loss (not patchy). No other symptoms. Do i need this checked or is it just normal to have thinning hair?
Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. It can be in patches or the entire body. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can spironolactone cause hair loss? Loss started a couple months after beginning med. and if I stop taking it how long for my hair to return to normal
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