Causes For Hair Fall

Hair fall is a common problem nowadays, and it is very challenging to treat. Some of the common causes of hair fall are hereditary, hormonal changes, side effects of certain medicines, radiation therapy, and indiscriminate use of chemical hair care products and styling machines.

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I have been losing my hair for the last few months. Why is this happening?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been losing my hair for the last few months, which I never had before, and now I can see my scalp. I do not know why it is happening. I am just in my twenties, and even my father still has healthy hair. I am currently taking Regaine Minoxidil 5%. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hello,Welcome to assessment can be done by sharing the picture of your front hairline and answering the following questions.1. Do you smoke?2. Are you taking any gym supplements?3. Do you have any health issues, or are you on any medications?4. Were you sick in the last few months...  Read Full »

I have a constipation issue after taking ferrous sulfate tablets to increase my hemoglobin and prevent hair fall. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My physician prescribed Ferrous Sulphate tablets for hair fall as I have less hemoglobin. Now I am facing constipation issues. Why do iron supplements cause constipation? Can you help me improve my hemoglobin and hair thinning? I am a 25-year-old woman with hemoglobin in the range of 10...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is true that iron deficiency anemia can adversely affect all organs in the body, including the heart, brain, hair, etc. However, you can try iron-rich foods like green leafy vegetables prepared with a few drops of lemon, boiled eggs (which contain iron and protein),...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering severe hair fall despite no major medical conditions?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have severe hair fall. I take multivitamins and iron pills daily for iron deficiency. I have tried biotin, expensive shampoos, conditioners, leave-in conditioner, etc. Nothing seems to be working. I wash my hair every other day because it tends to get very...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Excessive hair fall can be due to male or female pattern baldness, physical illness or mental stress in the past three to six months, low serum ferritin, nutritional deficiency, certain medical conditions like thyroid problems and other hormonal disorders, after cosmetic ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest medicines and a diet plan for my severe hair fall problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I have severe hair fall, and my scalp is somewhat evident now. What can I do about this? Can you suggest any medicines or diet plans?  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are many reasons for hair fall or thinning of hair on the scalp. So first and foremost, we have to find the cause with the help of detailed history and examination. Some common causes are nutritional deficiency, hormonal causes like androgenic alopecia or pattern...  Read Full »

My 6-year-old has too much hair fall all of a sudden. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is six years old. All of a sudden, there is too much hair fall. There are no lice or eggs. Her hair is clean. But for the past ten days, she has had a severe cold with a cough and running nose. What could be the cause? Suggest some remedies to overcome this hair fall probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This kind of hair fall occurs post-illness, even with an episode of viral fever. Your daughter is just six years old. I advise to avoid medications for her hair problem at this age. You can consider a syrup containing multivitamins and zinc, but please do not give ...  Read Full »

Can dandruff and hair fall be caused by chemical dermatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hair fall and more dandruff. Now I am using Ketostar shampoo for the past four months. Dandruff is very irritating. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ketostar shampoo contains Ketoconazole which acts when dandruff is due to fungal infection. But dandruff can be due to many other causes like chemical dermatitis (sometimes due to retained shampoo), dry scalp (regularly using too warm water on the scalp), etc. Y...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my sudden hair thinning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. For a couple of years, I have been experiencing thinning of my hair across my entire scalp. There is no pattern. My hair is very brittle, sheds quite a lot, and will come out at the slightest touch. This change in my hair started very abruptly but did not impr...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The causes can be hormonal imbalance, insufficient protein intake, iron deficiency, certain drugs, hairstyles, hair procedures, rough handling, coloring, tablet Effluvium (Silicon-choline, Iron, vitamin E, essential nutrients, Arginine, Chelated Copper, Zinc), and certa...  Read Full »

Why do I have extremely pigmented underarms and thinning hair?

Query: Hello doctor, Why do I have extremely pigmented underarms? I use lime juice to whiten my underarm. Is it good? How to get rid of it? And, my hair is thinning on top of my head. Please help. I have never been to a dermatologist.  Read Full »

Dr. Mansuri Uzzaif Usmangani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Never use lime juice on any part of your body, as lime apart from having natural vitamin also contains other things which can worsen the skin condition. Hair thinning in the crown requires special treatment in the form of lotion and special medicated shampoo. It can be c...  Read Full »

Why am I having excessive hair loss and hair breakage from the roots?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 48 kilograms. I am having excessive hair loss and breakage occurs from the roots. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, you are suffering from hair loss. Having a hair fall less than 100 strands per day is considered normal and anything above it requires treatment. Hair fall can occur due to multiple reasons. It occurs due to dry scalp with a history of dandruff and dr...  Read Full »

Is Dutasteride an effective drug for hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, Please take a look at the photos of my hair. What do you think could be causing my hair loss?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. I went through your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I guess these are dermoscopic photos. The most likely diagnosis of your thinning hair is male pattern hair loss, also known as androgene...  Read Full »

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