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Is it normal for some hair on your head to fall out each day?

Is it normal for some hair on your head to fall out each day?

It's normal to have: A small amount of hair to fall off each day. If hair falls off excessively and more frequently, there could be an underlying medical condition causing it. Seek help. Best wishes! http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/jodi-sawyer-rn/why-my-hair-falling-out. http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/herbs-that-prevent-hair-loss/. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal for a child's hair to fall when pulling hair bands out or someone pulling their hair?

Is it normal for a child's hair to fall when pulling hair bands out or someone pulling their hair?

Hair falling : Of course if the hair band is tight or the hair is pulled by force, the hair can fall off. Try to avoid tight rubber hair bands & don't allow any one to pull her hair. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my hair to fall out after giving birth?

Is it normal for my hair to fall out after giving birth?

Yes: During certain major hormonal events in a woman's life, all the hair follicles catch up with each other and fall out together. Gradually they get back into various stages of hair development and fall out at different times. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hair to fall when it is oily? Why it is oily? Why I got dandruff? (13 years old son) washes hair daily. Using selsun blue.

Is it normal to hair to fall when it is oily? Why it is oily? Why I got dandruff?  (13 years old son) washes hair daily. Using selsun blue.

Hair loss: is it your son or you? is the hair loss in chunks or patches. hair loss is patches is alopecia areata. Randome hair loss may be thyroid. Oily hair is not the cause of hair loss per se. Please see a doctor ...Read more

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What causes your hair to fall out?

Check thyroid : For a woman in your age range i would check your thyroid blood test and ANA blood test. If those are normal other tests can be pursued. ...Read more

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Will diabetes cause your hair to fall out?

Will diabetes cause your hair to fall out?

May compound, yes: Since dm degrades both macrovascular & microvascular blood supply to tissues and increased sugar changes/interferes with the function of most cellular proteins, yes it likely affects the health of hair follicles. Also all hair follicles have dormant periods during which the hair, which has stopped growing, falls out. However, this is a complex issue with many other factors, many still poorly known. ...Read more

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Can dieting cause your hair to fall out and your skin to be dry?

Can dieting cause your hair to fall out and your skin to be dry?

Yes: Yes it absolutely can, especially if you are lacking certain minerals and vitamins and if your meals are not balanced. ...Read more

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What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

Depends on chemo: Some forms of chemotherapy attack the systems in a cell that cause it to divide and grow. This is a good way to fight cancer but it also targets things that grow quickly like hair, the lining of your mouth and intestines. Some cancers have specific targets for which there are drugs - these do not attack your hair. Depending on the cancer there may or may not be a more selective type of chemo. ...Read more

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