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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

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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 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

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Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

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 more

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Is hair loss on scalp at 22 normal when I have an abundance of hair everywhere else?

Is hair loss on scalp at 22 normal when I have an abundance of hair everywhere else?

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 more

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I am experiencing hair loss after taking Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Is that normal and should it stop after I stop taking it?

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

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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??

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

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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?

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 more

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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

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

Kinda: Spironolactone is a drug used to treat excessive hair growth. Spironolactone antagonizes the male hormone (through the androgen receptor) at the skin level, directly stopping new hair growth. So, it wouldn't lead to hair loss, but it may stop new hair growth. ...Read more

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Is hair loss normal in a COPD patient?

Is hair loss normal in a COPD patient?

Not related: Not related. COPD usually is diagnosed at an age where hair loss occurs naturally. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Telogen effluvium: Yes, it's probably related to telogen effluvium, which is temporary hair loss of varying degree that tends to occur after a stressful event. Common triggers include weight loss and surgery, among others. ...Read more

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High RDW 16.9, B12 low normal 335. What does this mean? I have been tired a lot and hair loss

High RDW 16.9, B12 low normal 335. What does this mean? I have been tired a lot and hair loss

More info: These results are not particularly helpful. The description of symptoms may be due to iron deficiency. Blood count and ferritin level would be helpful. ...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. Alan Bauman
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