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Why is my hair falling out a lot?

Why is my hair falling out a lot?

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

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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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What can I do if my hair is falling out?

What can I do if my hair is falling out?

See doctor: Or see dermatologist. Treatment depends on the cause. There are many possible conditons: due to male pattern balness, chemotherapy, after pregnancy , stress, autoimmune conditions, chemical on hair, fungal infection, syphillis etc...... ...Read more

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Hair is falling out in clumps? What can I do?

Hair is falling out in clumps? What can I do?

Get seen: This is probably telogen effluvium and you need a medical workup to rule out serious illness and identify possibly causes. ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out so much?

Why is my hair falling out so much?

Telogen Effluvium: 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. ...Read more

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What is making my hair fall out and have migraines?

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What is making my hair fall out and have migraines?

Unrelated: Migraines are a common type of headache that can cause severe pain, aura or neurological disturbances, but not a hair loss. See your PCP for both unrelated problems. ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out at 18?

Why is my hair falling out at 18?

Unusual!: You need a proper evaluation for hair loss- blood work, possibly a biopsy. Get to a dermatologist or start with your primary. Make sure that your liver, kidneys, and thyroid are ok- also make sure that you're not anemic! ...Read more

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Why is it that i can pull my hair out so easily? When I wash my hair it falls out easily. The back of my head is balding now. What might be causing it

Why is it that i can pull my hair out so easily? When I wash my hair it falls out easily. The back of my head is balding now. What might be causing it

Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out ?

Why is my hair falling out ?

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

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Off of Depakote for months but my hair is still falling out. Is there anything I can do to stop my hair from falling out like this?

Off of Depakote for months but my hair is still falling out.  Is there anything I can do to stop my hair from falling out like this?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full 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. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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Why did hair fall out of my skin mole? Is this bad?

Not significant : Usually hair associated with moles do not disappear spontaneously . If there are other changes with your mole such as color change, growth in diameter or height as well as sensitivity it should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'am 43 and my hair is falling what should I do to stop it from falling?

I'am 43 and my hair is falling what should I do to stop it from falling?

Hair Loss: Excessive hair loss (more than 100 hairs a day) can be caused by inherited factors, disease, stress, medicines, injury, aging, or hair care. See your dermatologist for a cause of your hair loss and treatment. ...Read more

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I can't stop pulling out my hair. What is this? Im a female.

I can't stop pulling out my hair. What is this? Im a female.

How distressing!: You may have a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder which compels people to pull out their hair. The good news is that this is a treatable condition. Please see your primary care physician or a psychiatrist to get some assistance - including medications - for controlling this distressing compulsion. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out with root bulbs on it. How do I treat this?

Hair Falling...: Please see your local dermatologist! hair coming out by bulb needs to be evaluated to see exactly what kind of "bulb" is there. If it is a dry, white bump on the end it is one kind, if it is a sticky, soft, longer bulb it is something else. Make an appt and take in some hairs that are falling out. Lab studies directed by her/him may help identify the cause. ...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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My hair is falling out everywhere on my body. What could be the cause?

My hair is falling out everywhere on my body. What could be the cause?

Hair: Many causes. You could see your hairstylist or barber - your gender is not indicated. You could also have your doctor to refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more