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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 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, 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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What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

Depends on chemo: Some forms of chemotherapy attack the systems in a cell that cause it to divide and grow. This is a good way to fight cancer but it also targets things that grow quickly like hair, the lining of your mouth and intestines. Some cancers have specific targets for which there are drugs - these do not attack your hair. Depending on the cancer there may or may not be a more selective type of chemo. ...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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What to do for hair falls?

What to do for hair falls?

Depends: It depends on the cause. There are many causes including infection, malnutrition, and certain diseases. See a qualified, high-quality doctor for a full evaluation. Then the proper treatment can be determined. ...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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My hair is falling too much. What should I do to stop my hair fall?

My hair is falling too much. What should I do to stop my hair fall?

Hair loss: Hard to answer that in a 25 year old. At the very least you should see your doctor and you may need a referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My hair is falling to much what to do rply me some remedy?

My hair is falling to much what to do rply me some remedy?

HAIR LOSS: You need to see a dermatologist to see what is causing it . Sometimes it comes back x few months. He might give steroid cream or injection or apply rogaine (minoxidil). ...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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Implanon causes my hair to fall out. What to do?

Implanon causes my hair to fall out. What to do?

Not much: Hair loss is a reported adverse outcome in some women using Implanon although it is not a common complaint. First i would investigate with your doctor other causes like thyroid disease. If all else is normal then you may have to switch birth control methods. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop hair fall?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Many causes for hair loss. ...Read more

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What are things that happen when you starve yourself? I heard your hair can fall out and stuff. Is it true?

What are things that happen when you starve yourself? I heard your hair can fall out and stuff. Is it true?

Starvation: In a 'normal' environment an average human body can go without 3 days of water and 7 to 10 days food after which most people can possibly die. ...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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What can I do to address my hair falling out?

What can I do to address my hair falling out?

See a doc: Hair goes through active growth and resting phases and hair loss can be natural. Some medical conditions can cause abnormal hair loss such as iron deficiency, thyroid disease, excess male hormones, autoimmune diseases, etc. See your doctor to make sure the hair loss is not caused by any of the above. ...Read more

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What to do if my hair fallen out using topiramate?

What to do if my hair fallen out using topiramate?

Discuss with doctor: Depending upon the condition you are treating and your response to other treatments, the medication can simply be discontinued and an alternative medicine prescribed. I would consult with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What can cause my pubic hair to fall out all the time?

What can cause my pubic hair to fall out all the time?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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What to do if my hair is falling out 40 or 50 at a time?

What to do if my hair is falling out 40 or 50 at a time?

Hair falling out.: I should be so lucky. I would start with your next visit to a hair stylist whether you are a woman or a man. If that does not work out well please see a Dermatologist near you. ...Read more