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Noticed Hair Falling
Ive noticed my hair falling out and thinning over the years. Whats the beat solution to fixing receding hairlines?
PRP: I really like PRP in hair that is thinning, but not necessarily to the point of wanting a transplant yet. You can get improvement with just one treatment, but usually really good results with 2-3 treatments, one every 3-4 months. Topical minoxidil and finasteride oral can be helpful as well, but require daily dosing. There is also some suggestion that laser/light treatments can help. ...Read more
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
I have long hair & ive noticed more hair falling out and it is not as thick as it used to be. Should I be concerned & is there anything I can do to?
I've been on Nuvaring for 4 years and recently noticed my hair falling out in clumps so I stopped used it. How long should I expect this to last?
I have been on gilenya (fingolimod) for about 2 months. About 2 weeks ago I noticed my hair falling out. What can I do to stop this?
See a dermatologist: Hair loss is listed as an uncommon effect of gilenya (fingolimod). There may be another reason. Begin with evaluation by a dermatologist to define the type of hair loss. You will need to answer many questions about events of the previous 6 months. bring copies of all blood tests, bring all meds + vits +supplements. Birth control? Menstrual change? Weight change? Fevers? etc. ...Read more
Can hair loss be caused by Creatine? I took it for about a month and noticed some hairs falling out don't know if I'm paranoid
Hair: It is possible that you had hair loss but there might be something different. You may have lost some hare caused by Creatine, but there may be something different. I honestly don't know how things will happen but I would like to learn what did happen. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I noticed that the hair falling out have a white tip on the end, not on the roots. What is the meaning of this?
Telogen effluvium : Telogen effluvium is one of the most common forms of nonscarring hair loss. It results from an alteration in follicular cycling that leads to the excessive shedding of telogen hairs. Manifests as a diffuse reduction in hair density. In most cases, the course is self-limited, with hair loss beginning two to three months after the inciting factor and reversing once the inciting factor resolves ...Read more
My scalp is red and splotchy in some places. No itching, raised bumps etc. Noticing a lot more hair falling out than usual. What is wrong?
Hair loss: First...bloodwork should be done by your primary care physician. Your thyroid could be off (hypothyroidism) and this can lead to hair loss and skin changes. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can also cause skin issues. Ultimately you will likely see a dermatologist, but going through your PCP first is the way to go so you don't put the cart in front of the horse! ...Read more
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
Im 16. A few months or so ago, a noticed more hair was falling out than before. When I brush my hair, take a shower, quite a bit comes out :c?
Hormonal: I would be concerned for a thyroid problem. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I'm a new vegan. How often should I eat complete proteins (all amino acids) such as quinoa? I'm noticing that hair is falling out faster than before.
Just finished 8wks IV Fe infusions. Last wk noticed my hair was falling out and really thin. Is this common? Thyroid fine. Very depressed about loss.
Hair falling out: Trust me, I have that issue as well but I am three times your age and still practicing Medicine. You have every reason to be depressed! You should see a Psychologist as soon as you can. The hair falling out is an issue and you must see your Gynecologist about this. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted ...Read more
My wife is 24 & has noticed her hair is referring & falling out. She isn't on any medication so what could this be?
Medical Reason?: The best answer would be to explore if there is a medical reason why this is happening to your (e.g. thyroid disorder). Talk to your regular doctor, if they cannot find an answer, then talking to a dermatologist is always appropriate as well. ...Read more
Hair loss: hair loss is a complicated issue. If it's stress related look back six months to some event in your life which may have occurred. It can also be seasonal with the change of weather when it gets very hot or very cold you may notice more hair loss. It may also be hormonal. Testosterone converting to DHT which is toxic to hear follicles. ...Read more
Alopecia: This is difficult to answer, there are many causes of hair loss, many of these are self limited and will resolve with time. If the hair loss is in patches it could be due to fungal infection. Other causes may include thyroid problems. Male pattern baldness is normal phenomenon for many men. You need to be evaluated by a medical provider. ...Read more
Many reasons. : Thryoid problems can cause hair loss. Nutritional deficiencies--biotin, magnesium, zinc- can also cause hair loss. Is it in one area or all over? If it is falling out in patches, you need to see a dermatologist. Finally stress--physiologic- such as an illness, surgery, pregancy , can cause hair loss about 6 months later. See your doctor. It can be a sign of another systemic illness. ...Read more
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants...) Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium... ...Read more