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How can I tell how much hair loss is normal?

How can I tell how much hair loss is normal?

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

Dr. Foster Carr
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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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How much daily hair loss is considered normal? I'm unsure if my daily moulting is excessive or not...

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

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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

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

Hair loss: Your hair loss has nothing to do with Autumn but it is most likely related to your medication, especially Accutane which is well known for causing temporary and even permanent hair loss. ...Read more

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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

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Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Hair Loss: Hair is a protective adaptation of the body to the elements. Hair loss may be a result of numerous factors which may include, genetics, metabolic or exposure to a toxic environment. Medical treatment includes minoxidil, spirinolactone, propecia, (finasteride) etc... There are surgical options which includes implants. Laser therapy may help. Alternative remedies such as fo-ti may also be of help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss around abscess normal?

Is it normal to have hair loss around abscess normal?

Skin Abscess: Yes because it damages the follicles in the hair root. As long as the follicle is not killed, the hair should return. ...Read more

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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.

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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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