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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

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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I have head aches everyday and they keep getting worse and my head is just killing me. And also my hair is falling out. What does that mean??

I have head aches everyday and they keep getting worse and my head is just killing me. And also my hair is falling out. What does that mean??

See MD: You need to see a physician for these symptoms. There are many causes for headaches ( migraines, allergies, sinusitis, tumors, tension, visual disturbance ). Hair loss could be cause by thyroid disease, stress or recent infections. ...Read more

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I have head aches every day and i hear popping in my head and hair is falling out, i get tired sometimes, what does this mean?

I have head aches every day and i hear popping in my head and hair is falling out, i get tired sometimes, what does this mean?

Need evaluation: Some of your symptoms sounds like hypothyroidism. You need to see at least your family physician for an evaluation as you may have more then one issue going on. ...Read more

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Is it true that stress can cause hair loss? Not in patches...I mean like running your fingers thru your your hair and about 30 strands falling out.

Is it true that stress can cause hair loss? Not in patches...I mean like running your fingers thru your your hair and about 30 strands falling out.

Hair loss: Yes it is possible that stress can cause hair loss but it is important to also rule out medical causes. See your primary care doctor to rule out the medical causes. If medical causes are ruled out, then monitoring and managing stress would be the next strategy. ...Read more

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If your hair is falling out because of a quick weight loss how long will that last? Its been a month already

If your hair is falling out because of a quick weight loss how long will that last? Its been a month already

6 weeks minimum: That is called a telogen effluvium, and it will take a minimum of 6 weeks for the hair bulbs to recycle and start growing again. Then it will take another few months for the hair to regrow completely. I feel your pain; it happened to me once, and while i knew what it was, and i knew that it would grow back, it still freaked me out. Try not to worry; losing that weight is worth it. ...Read more

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Why my hair is falling off ?

Why my hair is falling off ?

See a dermatologist.: With so little information and no clinical examination it is impossible to give you meaningful advice. You need to see a dermatologist for a proper consultation in order to move forward with a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why my hair is falling? My age is 22

There are a #: of possible causes for hair loss. Dermatological evaluation (to include testing) can often provide the reason. ...Read more

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