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My hair is falling out--what should I do for this?

My hair is falling out--what should I do for this?

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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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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My hair is falling out a lot what should I do?

My hair is falling out a lot what should I do?

Seek care : Hair falling has a number of causes from autoimmune processes to thyroid dysfunction. There are of course other symptoms associated however. ...Read more

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I am a 30 year old woman my hair keeps falling out throughout the day what should I do? Do i need to be taking vitamins?

I am a 30 year old woman my hair keeps falling out throughout the day what should I do? Do i need to be taking vitamins?

While : While hormonal changes can cause temporary hair loss, if you have persistent hair loss then you need to have a medical and blood evaluation. There are medical conditions that can cause this (such as thyroid or infections) and you need to have an evaluation. There are treatments for hair loss but the cause needs to be determined. You should be eating a healthy diet but vitamins are not known to be helpful as long as you are eating healthy. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out, what can I do to prevent this?

My hair is falling out, what can I do to prevent this?

Propecia (finasteride) & minoxidil: Propecia (finasteride) and Minoxidil are two medications that can be used to help you prevent further hair loss. As with most medicines, these do have potential side effects so weigh the risks and benefits with your pmd carefully. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out. What can be done to prevent this?

Hormonal Issues: If you are a woman, you should look at your thyroid levels and and your estrogen levels. If they are low, then replacing them would help with your hair growth. If you are a man, then also look at thyroid levels but also Dht levels that might be causing hair loss. Treatment of these two problems will correct the hair loss. You need nutrients for hair growth. There are supplements & gelatin. ...Read more

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I have mal-absorption and my hair is falling out. What do you advise?

I have mal-absorption and my hair is falling out. What do you advise?

Testing: Is this new or chronic? Malabsorption and low protien intake will explain the hair loss. Celiac sprue is a possible cause which is an allergy to gluten and other sx include diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, iron deficiency and vit amin d deficiency. See your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist ( gi) for testing. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 19yrs old and my hair is falling out, what can I do to stop it?

Hi, I am 19yrs old and my hair is falling out, what can I do to stop it?

Hair Loss: Male-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. In male-pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hair line and baldness on the top of the head. Treatment is with topical rogaine (minoxidil) or oral propecia. ...Read more

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A lot of my hair is falling out, when i wash my hair. What do that means?

A lot of my hair is falling out, when i wash my hair. What do that means?

Hair loss: Make sure your thyroid is checked and functioning well if you have type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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My friend says she keeps fainting and her hair is falling out. What does this sound like?

Hypothyroidism: There are a lot of possibilities, but hypothyroidism, and anemia due to malnutrition should be considered. Fainting is an important symptom, so she should definitely get checked out! ...Read more

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I am going thru perimenopause and i've noticed my hair is falling out what I do to stop it?

I am going thru perimenopause and i've noticed my hair is falling out what I do to stop it?

Hair loss: Hair loss can be normal aging or as a result of a medical issue. We would normally check thyroid function and anemia for causes. Perhaps doing a vitamin d level check and testosterone levels would help too. If all these results are normal, the hair loss is likely normal age related. We can't expect to have the same hair we had at age 20 when we're 80. Shampoo less often. Natural oils can help. ...Read more

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