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My hair is falling and im only 17, why?

My hair is falling and im only 17, why?

A dermatologic: Evaluation may help to determine the reason for your hair loss. ...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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I'm 17 and my hair is falling out and thinning. Rapidly! this is very stressful for me. Help? Please?

I'm 17 and my hair is falling out and thinning. Rapidly!  this is very stressful for me.  Help?  Please?

Hair: I recommend appointment with your family doctor for blood work to rule out thyroid disease or anemia etc. ...Read more

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My hair is falling more frequent than normal ...Specially from front area i'm 33 yrs old..

My hair is falling more frequent than normal ...Specially from front area i'm 33 yrs old..

See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Im 20 and i feel that my hair is falling down , what can i do , what is the reasons may be to this case and how to stop it?

Im 20 and i feel that my hair is falling down , what can i do , what is the reasons may be to this case and how to stop it?

First stop worrying: there are many causes of hair loss and stress induced alopecia (or telogen effluvium) is very common. See your dermatologist for lab work, hair evaluation and possible scalp biopsy. worrying will only make it worse, but find out what's going on and how to treat it. Anemia, iron deficiency, ferritin deficiency and thyroid disease can also cause hair loss to name a few ...Read more

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Im 43 years old my hair is falling, what's the best treatment?

Im 43 years old my hair is falling, what's the best treatment?

Need cause 1st: There are many different causes of hair loss in men and women. Some of the more common are stress, hormonal, infection, other diseases like thyroid and lupus, and natural aging. The average human can lose 100 hairs a day and that's normal. Before we select a treatment, we should find the cause. Sometimes bloodwork and an examination can help find cause. See your doctor! ...Read more

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My hair is falling and my head got spots with out hair and i'm only 18, why? What should I do ?

Go for a check up: These symptoms are disturbing at your age. I would highly recommend a thorough exam with blood testing and go from there. Rule out serious conditions first. ...Read more

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What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?

Hypothyroidism : The symptoms of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) can include the following: Fatigue Increased sensitivity to cold Constipation Dry skin Unexplained weight gain Puffy face Hoarseness Muscle weakness Elevated blood cholesterol level Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods Thinning hair Slowed heart rate ...Read more

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