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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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Hair thinning constantly, and more hair falling out! Also seeing more scalp... Help!!!! ?

Hair thinning constantly, and more hair falling out! Also seeing more scalp... Help!!!!
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Dermatologist: Thinning hair at your age should be evaluated by a dermatologist and by your primary care to look for underlying systemic causes. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I brought my weight 110to 70kg, recently i noticed my skin becoming thin, severe hair thinning/falling, weight loss, am i suffering from a thyroid problem?

I brought my weight 110to 70kg, recently i noticed my skin becoming thin, severe hair thinning/falling, weight loss, am i suffering from a thyroid problem?

Weight Loss: It is either that, a thyroid problem, or a severe lack of proper nutrition. Not knowing how you lost this much weight i would also be worried about proteins and the necessary items in a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Hair thinning for many years. New hairs coming in but falling off easily around 2 inches/eye lash length. Scalp shows but I can see new short hairs?

Hair thinning for many years. New hairs coming in but falling off easily around 2 inches/eye lash length. Scalp shows but I can see new short hairs?

If hairs are: Coming back in it is a good thing. It shows health. Be sure you do not have a brush that pulls hairs out as it sounds like that may be the cause of the problem, hairs breaking off at the root or being pulled out . Brush gently with a gentle brush!! ...Read more

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Hair thinning/falling out all over at age 26 since june. No thyroid issue per md, was from stress. How to make hair get thicker again? Taking vitamins

Hair thinning/falling out all over at age 26 since june. No thyroid issue per md, was from stress. How to make hair get thicker again? Taking vitamins

Hair Shedding: 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. B12 shots every month helps. ...Read more

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Why is my hair thinning?

Why is my hair thinning?

Thinning hair: This is very uncommon at your age and you must see your Gynecologist as soon as you can. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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As a female, why is my hair thinning at 22?

As a female, why is my hair thinning at 22?

Hair thinning: It is normal to have cyclical hair thinning that could last up to 6 months and will get resolved after that. Just to be on the safe side ask your doctor to check your thyroid. A simple treatment is Minoxidil 2% topical solution which is available over the counter. ...Read more

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Why is my hair thinning and i'm just 20 years old? I need some advice.

Why is my hair thinning and i'm just 20 years old? I need some advice.

Get seen: All normal men lose the hair on their temples around age 20. If you're having additional hair loss, you may have telogen effluvium (usually self-cures), hypothyroidism (potentially lethal), alopecia areata (I have a college with this who loves it; it's not really treatable), bad seborrhea / other infection, or something else. You do need a physician office visit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Other than aging. I have normal thyroid studies. Why is my hair thinning so much?

Other than aging. I have normal thyroid studies. Why is my hair thinning so much?

Other causes: Besides aging and thyroid issues there are other causes for hair loss or thinning. Your doctor who knows your medical history can run appropriate tests or send you to an endocrinologist. ...Read more