Hair Loss

Thinning of hair due to genetic, hormonal changes, medicines, radiotherapy, or stress is called hair loss. The symptoms of hair loss are receding hairline, hair on the top of the head gets thin, body hair loss, and patches of baldness.

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I have facing hair loss for the past five months. I smoke, had a vitamin D deficiency, and was stressed. How to control my hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very stressed and scared regarding my hair. I have noticed my hair loss five months ago. I can see my scalp through my hair when I run my fingers in my hair. Although I have not experienced any hair shedding I feel my hair is getting thinner and it can get worse with time. My vertex ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The causes of hair loss could be hormonal, insufficient protein intake, lack of proper nutrition, mental stress, vitamin deficiency, use of gels/hair procedures/styling, genetic, or an autoimmune disease. I will suggest you, consult your dermat...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing severe hair fall for the past two to three years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe hair fall for the past two to three years. The front hairlines are receding. I am 20 years old and is it advisable to have a transplant at this age or can it be prevented by consulting the doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the information provided from your end including the image from the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Receding hairline along with loss of stands of hair is quite common and is usual...  Read Full »

I am on Levothyroxine but still have hair loss, and weight gain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's 10 years ago. I have been on Levothyroxine, and current dose is 125 mcg. During that time I have been hospitalized four times because of heart palpitations. Even though I am on medicine I still have coarse hair, hair loss, weight gain, puffy face, hoars...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you are having very good thyroid function test results. I would not recommend that you change the form of Thyroxine at any cost. Regarding your hair, face and constipation I understand it is ha...  Read Full »

I have hypothyroidism and feel tired and dizzy. Should I reduce Thyronorm dose?

Query: Hello doctor,I have hypothyroidism for the past two years. I feel very tired and dizzy, current TSH level is 5.56. I am taking 62.5 mg Thyronorm. I feel dizzy and very weak and tired after taking medicine. Should I continue the dosage or decrease the dose? Please suggest the dosage.  Read Full »

Dr. A. Pradeepkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, fix your hypothyroidism without medicines naturally with lifestyle and diet. Do the correct basic tests for thyroid function which is seven in number. If you have done only the total T4, total T3 and TSH, it is incorrect. These three tests are commonly done and t...  Read Full »

My hair loss is back after a trip to a tropical country. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months after I had my second child, I suffered hair loss. It all grew back six to seven months postpartum. Then, I went on a trip about two and a half months ago to a tropical climate and when I got back I am getting the same type of hair loss again. I believe the name for it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hair fall. Now, there could be many reasons. 1. Postpartum: One-year post delivery of a child and a possible lactation might cause nutritional deficiencies in a woman and also the normali...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old daughter has hair fall and yellow patches on her scalp. Is it scarring alopecia or alopecia areata?

Query: Hi doctor, I am starting to become concerned about my daughter. My 5-year-old daughter has thick yellow patches on her scalp, which caused the hair to fall out. It has been there for over a year now, and there has been no sign of any new hair growth. The area with no hair is discolored compared to t...  Read Full »

Dr. Filza Hafeez

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. From the history you shared, it seems like a fungal infection of the scalp, which is quite common in this age group. Fungal infections of the scalp usually cause hair loss, but it is nothing to worry about. But the ha...  Read Full »

I have signs of androgenic alopecia and I have a family history of the same. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old and have signs and symptoms of androgenic alopecia. I have severe hairline receding that resulted in a broader forehead now. And the hair in the crown and central hair region has become sparse and very thin. In addition, I have an itchy scalp with tiny bumps on it. But I...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It could be scalp folliculitis with a male pattern of hair loss. Kindly attach a clinical picture to assess so that I can guide you accordingly. Take care.  Read Full »

I am a 23-year-old female, and having heavy hair loss. Please suggest the treatment.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female, and having heavy hair loss. I do not have any medical condition, nor I am on medication. Please help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Sudden hair loss could be due to multiple reasons, which include hormonal variations, any underlying medical conditions, genetic factors, dietary factors, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, dandruff issues, stress, and water that is used for...  Read Full »

Which birth control pill can I take without getting side effects like hair fall or blood clot?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed to have Levonorgestrel and it does not suit me. Therefore, Diane-35 was recommended. But, it has a high risk of blood clot. I would like to know a birth control pill that will not cause hair loss and is low on blood clot risk.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are allergic to Levonorgestrel, which is a progesterone, then in that case if the risk of blood clot is to be avoided then pills are not recommended for you.You should opt for a copper-T insertion as an IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). This is a non-hor...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from severe hair fall due to dieting. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from severe hair fall. Earlier my hair was very thick and long, but now my scalp has started showing these changes due to dieting. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It is important to understand that hair fall once started may take up to six months to one year for recovery. So, I suggest you avoid stress and anxiety. I also suggest you take a multivitamin tablet for three t...  Read Full »

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