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Why is my hair falling out when I wash it? 5y cancer free history of neuroblastoma, ptsd, depression

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 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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I wash my hair everyother day so why is my hair falling out in chunks?

I wash my hair everyother day so why is my hair falling out in chunks?

Not known: You need to see either a dermatologist or an endocrinologist to find out why you are losing so much hair. There might be a problem with your thyroid or your ferritin level which measures the stores off on iron in your body. ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out ?

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

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Why is my hair falling out a lot?

Why is my hair falling out a lot?

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

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Why is my hair falling out at 18?

Why is my hair falling out at 18?

Unusual!: You need a proper evaluation for hair loss- blood work, possibly a biopsy. Get to a dermatologist or start with your primary. Make sure that your liver, kidneys, and thyroid are ok- also make sure that you're not anemic! ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out so much?

Why is my hair falling out so much?

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

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Why is my hair falling out? I'm only 28.

Why is my hair falling out?  I'm only 28.

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

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Why is my hair falling out? I find it everywhere all around the house

Many reasons: There can be many reasons for hair loss including thyroid disease, low iron stores (ferritin levels), significant weight loss, hormonal problems or stress. You should be a value weighted by an endocrinologist and or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had a baby 4 months ago, why is my hair falling out so much?

I had a baby 4 months ago, why is my hair falling out so much?

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 more

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Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more