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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

Many reasons: Multiple reasons can cause hair loss such as weight loss, low iron levels, post-partum, thyroid problems. See your internist, dermatologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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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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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

Resting phase: Approximately 10% of hair follicles are in the 'resting phase' during which time the fall out to make room for new growth. Up to 100 hairs lost per day can be considered as normal. Infection, stress, nutritional deficiencies, certain diseases and hormone fluctuations can cause excessive hair loss. ...Read more

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How fast does my hair fall out when I lose a bunch of weight?

How fast does my hair fall out when I lose a bunch of weight?

Weight loss/hair los: Similarly, vaccinations, crash dieting, physical trauma such as being in a car crash, and having surgery can sometimes be a shock to the system and a proportion of scalp hair follicles go into hibernation. As the environmental insult passes and the body recovers, the telogen effluvium subsides and there is new hair growth. This type of hair loss can happen two months after weight loss. ...Read more

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Excessive hair fall?

Excessive hair fall?

Evaluation: See your dermatologist for evaluation of cause, then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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How to reduce hair fall?

First...: ...You have to find out what is causing it. Lots of things cause accelerated hair turnover, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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I can stop my hair fall?

I can stop my hair fall?

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

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How to save my hair fall?

First, see the dr.: Get an evaluation from a Dr. and assure you have no underlying medical causes (such as thyroid disorders or anxiety) that can be treated for your thinning hair/hair loss. Thinning hair may also be genetically predisposing as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more