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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
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...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
I gave birth 4 months ago and i know hair loss is normal, but i fear i may be going bald! is it normal to lose so much? Could it be something else?
Not normal: Post-partum under active thyroid needs to be tested for. ...Read more
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
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
4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing
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
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
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