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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. Alan Bauman
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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 hair to come out in the shower?

Is it normal for hair to come out in the shower?

Yes: Hair does fall out but it depends on how much is coming out, to be considered a medical condition. See your doctor to evaluate you. There are many causes for hair loss, including stress. Best of 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 possible for your teeth to just fall out of your mouth?

Is it possible for your teeth to just fall out of your mouth?

No: You would need to have years of neglect, and severe periodontal disease before a tooth would come out on its own. Even then you would lose one at a time, not all of them together. ...Read more

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Possible for loestrin birth control to make hair finer? My hair is not falling out but seems to be a finer texture/ thickness? is it all in my head ?

Possible for loestrin birth control to make hair finer? My hair is not falling out but seems to be a finer texture/ thickness? is it all in my head ?

Hair Changes Tricky: Hair can change due to a number of factors. Stress, lack of sleep, new medications, changes in nutrition, scalp infections, changes in shampoos, etc. Hair changes typically happen a few months after the causing event, so if the hair changed a few months after starting the pills, then it may be related, although that is not a common complaint from my patients on OC's. ...Read more

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Is it possible for birth control to make your hair fall out?

Is it possible for birth control to make your hair fall out?

ALOPECIA TX: RARELY: Alopecia or hair loss : You need Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. ALSO MASON-PEARSON BOARS HAIR BRUSH .If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read more

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I have a over active male hormone so my body hair stands out a lot and it takes to long to shave.. Is there a cheep what to stop it growing?

I have a over active male hormone so my body hair stands out a lot and it takes to long to shave.. Is there a cheep what to stop it growing?

GYN: You may have a condition that is responsive to an inexpensive medication for diabetes. Consider going to a gynecologist and being checked out for polycystic ovaries or another hormonal syndrome that can be treated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to be losing hair?

Is it normal for my newborn to be losing hair?

Thanks for asking!: Babies can lose hair on the back of their head by rubbing their head on the crib or bassinet. ...Read more

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Is there a way to make gray hairs be back to normal hair color again?

Is there a way to make gray hairs be back to normal hair color again?

Often not: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying- we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty ...Read more

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Hi there is it normal for your urine to dribble out when going to toilet on men?

Hi there is it normal for your urine to dribble out when going to toilet on men?

No: I think you are asking about having some urine leak out prior to reaching the toilet. If so, no, it is not normal for that to happen. This is a form of incontinence and -depending on what the cause is - can often be improved with a medication or other type of treatment. I recommend you see your doctor so he or she can ask you more details about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your hair and skin to permanently change after having a baby?

Is it normal for your hair and skin to permanently change after having a baby?

Yes, but...: ...Most of the changes are not normally permanent. If your hair got thinner after delivery, it will grow back. Dry skin and increased pigmentation will usually go away. The only changes that might be permanent are stretch marks - and even they will lessen considerably over time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have seman come out of your penis while your pushing out a bm?

Is it normal to have seman come out of your penis while your pushing out a bm?

BM pushes Prostate: Often, but not always, a white or clear discharge with a firm bm can be a sign of prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate). If you are not having burning with urination, pain in the groin/low back/testicles/tip of the penis/space between the anus and scrotum, or urinary difficulty or bleeding, then there is generally no need for treatment. Stool softeners may make this less common. ...Read more

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Hi, my hair is falling a lot which make me worry and now it is thin is it true if hair is so long then it will fall alot?

Hi, my hair is falling  a lot which make me  worry and now it is thin is it true if hair is so long then it will fall alot?

Hair Loss: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. Treatment is with B12 injections. ...Read more

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My sister is facing hair fall. She have dandruff as well as a sensitive skin. Kindly tell how to control it and what's the reason for hair fall.

My sister is facing hair fall. She have dandruff as well as a sensitive skin. Kindly tell how to control it and what's the reason for hair fall.

Hair/scalp: There can be many causes for hair loss, but in this case due to the signs of scalp irritation (flaking/sensitivity) i would be concerned about inflammation or infection. I recommend seeing a primary care doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What type of disease causes your hair not grow? Because my hair is not growing it's falling out ? It seems like the more i brush it falls out

Lots: A wide myriad of disorders could affect hair. Stress, thyroid, hormonal and nutritional are among the top. A consultation with your doctor is warrented. ...Read more