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What Would Cause Your Hair To Fall Out
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
Multifactorial : Thanks for your question! This is one of the most common questions I see in clinical practice. Essentially it could be iron deficiency, thyroid issues, or androgenetic alopecia. There may be other more rare causes too. In short, I would go to your doc and get some iron and thyroid checked! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few common ones: Severe and prolonged illness, chemo, medication/withdrawal of such (i.E ocps), and following pregnancy are few common examples of causes of hair loss(falling-out). These will grow back in time. U lose about 150 hair per day, but those with longer hair and braid/tie their hair see fall-out more during showering because the fallen hair are still held in tie until release/shower/brushing. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: If your pins is made of metal, the answer is yes. All metals such as earings, pins, tong rings will show opaque white on the xray and may also show xray scattering (a ghost white image) and causes the xray to be less readable. Removed them if possible. If the pins are plastic, you do not need to. ...Read more
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
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
Common ones: Severe and prolonged illness, chemo, medication/withdrawal of such (i.E ocps), and following pregnancy are few common examples of causes of hair loss(falling-out). These will grow back in time. U lose about 150 hair per day, but those with longer hair and braid/tie their hair see fall-out more during showering because the fallen hair are still held in tie until release/shower/brushing. Good luck. ...Read more
Hair loss vitamins: Vitamins for hair loss include: biotin, iron, vitaminb, zinc, anti-oxidants like a.C & e, protein, and pantothenic acid. If you have female pattern hair loss which is genetic, rogaine (minoxidil) for men is more effective. If your hair is shedding you have a telogen effluvium and we use B12 shots to treat this condition. Visit your dermatologist to work up your hair loss as there are many causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eyelash loss: Can occur for a variety of reasons. Everyone loses a few lashes daily, but excessive loss can be due to infection, inflammation, trauma, alopecia (i.e. Hair loss from other parts of the body as well), and several others. If your symptoms are significant, then you should see your ophthalmologist to have this evaluated further. ...Read more
What could be the cause and what things do I do to stop any more graying and to get my hair black again?
Graying of hair is: related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read more
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