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Why Does My Hair Fall Out So Much
Must find the cause: The normal hair growth goes through 3 phases: anagen (growth, lasts up to 8 yrs), catagen (transitional--2 wks), telogen (resting--1-4 months). Severe 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. Consult doc for eval if u are that worried. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hair Loss: 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 or phycical or mental stress. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read more
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
Suffering from hair problem . take lots of medicine but result is zero .Please suggest what to do? Hair fall too much
Have a diagnosis?: If it's telogen effluvium, it will probably self-cure and just basic self-care is your best option. If it is alopecia areata, do not expect anything to work -- focus on being physically fit, on developing excellent interpersonal skills so you are well-liked, and perhaps consider the mystique and exotic glamor of a shaved head on a fine-looking woman. ...Read more
My hair are falling from 3 to 4 years. Before i had very heavy hair but now very thin. I have so much discharge. Is that the cause for hair fall?
Telogen Effluvium: You most likely have a telogen effluvium which is where the hair goes into a shedfing cycle. Causes of telogen effluvium include illness, major physical trauma, menopause, crash diets, severe psychological stress, major surgery (especially with general anesthesia), hypo- or hyperthyroidism, anemia's, acute and severe blood loss, heavy metal poisoning, we treat this condition with B12 shots monthly. ...Read more
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