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My Hair Is Falling Out In The Shower
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
I gave birth 3 months ago, breastfed for 6 weeks and my hair is falling out like crazy in the shower. Am I ok?
Yes: Hair loss after pregnancy is not unusual. It is called telogen effluvium and occurs because normally 90 per cent of your hair is growing, but during pregnancy 100 per cent is growing so with change in hormones you will experience shedding of 10 per cent of all hairs along with normal shedding. This will stabilize in a few months. You can use rogaine for 6 months if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is my hair falling out? Over the past two years, I have lost 83 lbs. In a safe, healthy way. But recently I have noticed that a lot more hair is falling out than normal, especially in the shower. What could this be? Should i start taking a vitamin?
Hello. my hair is falling out a lot. i put hijab but i didn't have this problem before what can i do? Please help what can i take?
She needs: to see her physician in the near future. ...Read more
See your doctor: There are too many causes for this. You need to see your primary care physician to start figuring out the cause, then you can treat appropriately. Common causes include: iron deficiency, mineral/electrolytes deficiency, malnutrition, rapid weight loss, hormonal imbalances, genetic, infections, drug side effects, toxins... ...Read more
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