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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What are the causes of sudden hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having sudden hair loss, and it happened just in three months. In the beginning, I thought it was a normal hair fall, but day by day, it was getting worse, and now I can see my scalp.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to not worry; I will help you with your concern. See, the most common causes of hair fall in men are androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium.Such sudden hair loss can be due to telogen effluvium. I need to ask you a few questions to make a definitive diagnosis.Did yo...  Read Full »

Can I use Hair4U for hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am suffering from hair loss for the past three to four years. I can see my hairline slowly receding from the forehead. I have been suggested Hair4U 10 % lotion and Biotin tablets. Do these drugs have any side effects on the body? Can I take Finasteride for h...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The treatment started by your doctor is fine. The only thing is that the treatment for hair loss has to be followed for a long time and you need to be regular with your follow up visits. Regarding side effects, both these medications (Hair4U and Biotin tablets) are pre...  Read Full »

Will weight loss and low nutrition diet result in severe hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old male. I am 173 cm in height, and I weigh about 56 kg. My hair loss started one and a half years ago, and I am pretty sure it is because I lost a lot of weight during that time. I then quickly fixed my diet and ate rich foods. I added eggs, meat, fish, chicken, etc. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Barve

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. Your hair fall will decrease. Yes, you are right. It is due to sudden and fast weight loss. Because of that, your body has undergone stress, and your hair cycle is disturbed. It will take time to come to a normal rhythm. Keep patience. Do not take str...  Read Full »

What condition results in scaly and dark skin with severe hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, The skin around my eyes is getting scaly, darkened, and irritated from the last few days, especially near the canthus and outer canthus of my eye. Kindly suggest some treatment. I am suffering from PCOS for the last three years because I have a lot of hair fall and hair growth on my face...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Attach pictures to assess scalp hair density and treatment according to the grading of Alopecia. Do you have insufficient protein intake? Do you have a lack of proper nutrition? Do you experience stress? Do you have a thyroid disorder? Do you have anemia? Exercise regu...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for extreme hair loss and dandruff with flaky skin.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year old male. My father has male pattern baldness and had lost his hair in his 20's. But I may not have inherited it fully as I have not lost my hair fully at 45 yet. It comes and goes but grows back. But the problem is increasing. And more importantly, it is a very strange ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate the details of the problem mentioned by you. This makes our diagnosis relatively easier; however, there are specific issues that need further clarification. Have you ever noticed well-demarcated isolated clean patches of hair loss at some point of time?...  Read Full »

Please suggest me medications to prevent hair loss and regrow my hair.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe hair loss since the past 45 days. I am only losing my hair on the top and front part of my head and it all started like a month ago. I am not using any medications right now. Basic Details: Male, 25 years old, 5'11", 154 lbs. Please suggest me medications to p...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. However, I would need to see the images of the affected area to help you better which as to what is could be the possible cause of hair loss and advice the best treatment accordingly. Kindly send images of the scalp for the same. Thanks and...  Read Full »

What can I do to prevent hair thinning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old girl, and I am experiencing hair thinning. I have more shedding, and it seems that my hair is not coming back. I am taking Biotin. I cannot visit a doctor here because of the pandemic, and I am scared of going bald. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most common causes of hair loss in girls are female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium. I need to ask you a few questions. Do you get your periods regularly? Do you have thyroid disease or anyone in the family has it? Did you fall sick in the last six mo...  Read Full »

Why does my erythrocyte level remain low?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer chronic debilitating fatigue, weakness, breathless, and extreme hair loss. My blood works are normal. However, I see my erythrocytes are always under the lowest range. My thrombocytes and hemoglobin are also on the lowest. My vitamin B12 was too low but now fine with inje...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your attached report is not in the English language (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, as I understand, hemoglobin and hematocrit values seem to be low. Low hemoglobin level is called anemia in which oxygenation to the organs can get affected ...  Read Full »

Is stress the cause of my hair loss problem?

Query: I have hair loss problems at age 17 this first started late last year. I didn’t really notice it at first till I shaved my head. I used to use minoxidil for about 4 weeks then stopped and just oils till now. I had gone through a breakup 2 months prior so I don’t know if it’s linked...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I will help you with your concern. Your history suggests you have telogen effluvium. It is a condition in which sudden excessive hair fall occurs due to any stress or any illness or any medicine. As you went through stress that might have caused telogen effluvium. But since you...  Read Full »

Does Metoprolol cause hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old and diagnosed with preliminary hypertension. All my tests including ECG, TMT, 2D echo, brain CT scan, pulmonary embolism (to rule out the cause for sinus tachycardia), 48 hours Holter monitor, chest X-ray, lipid profile, and kidney and liver function tests. TMT, 2D ec...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the description it appears, you just have hypertension and no other problems. Firstly, just for hypertension, now beta blockers are not given as a first line medicine. It is given after calcium channel blockers (Amlodipine), ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) i...  Read Full »

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