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Why Is My Hair Falling Out When I Wash It
Why is my hair falling out when I wash it? 5y cancer free history of neuroblastoma, ptsd, depression
I don't know why.: Dr stuart gave a great answer. In addition to those medical causes, stress associated with ptsd or depression could also be a factor. Here is a short article by the mayo clinic on impact of stress with hair loss: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-and-hair-loss/an01442. I agree that this would require medical work up. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Postpartum change: This is a really interesting and common problem. You can hate it but your hair will come back. What happens is that in pregnancy all your hair stalls in a particular hair stage. It falls out less during pregnancy but then after your hormones decrease, it comes out at once. The follicles that make hair are fine though and it will recover. It may take some time though so be patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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