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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 noticed signs of pattern hair loss. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I have noticed signs of pattern hair loss, and I am keen to understand if my hectic lifestyle and regular smoking could be contributing factors. Could you shed light on the correlation between lifestyle choices and hair loss patterns? Additionally, are there sp...  Read Full »


Dr. Bisma Khalid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) is certainly a very common condition. It has a strong genetic and hormonal cause. This is the reason, it usually starts after puberty when there is an increase in androgen hormone production. It is a heritable ...  Read Full »

How to promote hair growth in a 5-year-old kid with patchy hair loss?

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 icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

I have severe hair loss and a receding hairline following heat treatments. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old who had very long and dense hair five years back. But I had a huge hair loss due to chemicals and heat treatments. Now I do not have even 10 percent of my hair and I think I would go bald. Should I trim or cut my hair? My hairline is receding and I am very stressed. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your first query consult is on us! It is normal for 100 to 150 strands of hair to fall every day. So it should be considered as hair fall only if the number of hair strands is more than this. Generalized hair falls in females are mostly due to stress, poor sleep, po...  Read Full »

What are the remedies available for my baldness?

Query: Hello doctor,What remedies are available for my baldness? I am 28 years old.Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen your query and examined your pic (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).It seems you have male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. In males, most cases are of androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined disorder characterized ...  Read Full »

I consume beverages with every meal. Will it cause hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-year-old male who has developed a habit of consuming beverages, especially soft drinks and soda, with every meal. Recently, I have come across information suggesting a link between soft drinks and pattern hair loss. I have noticed hair loss on the sides and top of my head near...  Read Full »


Dr. Bisma Khalid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I can understand your concern. Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) is certainly a very common condition. It has a strong genetic and hormonal cause. This is the reason, it usually starts after puberty when there is an increase in androgen hormone production. It is a heritable...  Read Full »

I have dry skin, hair loss, and dandruff. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about scalp issues and hair loss. I am 17 years old, pretty thin, and have celiac. I had dry skin on my face for a while but about nine months ago I immediately started to lose hair, experience uncontrollable dandruff, and my skin became dryer than ever. My individua...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diet has nothing to do with acne so keep taking fruits and other stuff. Thyroidal abnormalities are among the most common causes of alopecia so do not underestimate it even when it looks very small. Genetics do play a role in cases of androgenic alopecia but are not solel...  Read Full »

I am facing partial hair loss on the front hair ends. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing partial hair loss from the front edges of my hairs. I think I have a disease called alopecia areata. But I do not wanna be so quick saying that I certainly have such disease. First, it was not that bad. So, I ignored it hoping it would get better with time. But to my surprise,...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been easier for me to diagnose the condition if you would have attached your clinical picture along with your query. Because there are other causes of hair loss like androgenetic alopecia, frontal fibrosing alopecia. Hence, the diagnosis should be confirme...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pattern hair loss. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I have noticed signs of pattern hair loss and am interested in its possible origins. Please share how lifestyle elements, such as dietary preferences or beverage consumption, might contribute to pattern hair loss. Furthermore, are there particular suggestions or factors related to drink...  Read Full »


Dr. Bisma Khalid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for reaching out, and I understand your concern. Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) is a common condition primarily driven by genetic and hormonal factors. It typically begins after puberty when androgen hormone production increases. MPHL is heritable, as evidenced...  Read Full »

What cause hair loss across in the forehead and pigmentation on the nose in females?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hair loss across my forehead area and pigmentation on my nose and cheeks for the past 15 years.  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hair loss over the frontal area of 15 years duration is suggestive of a diagnosis of female pattern alopecia. There are multiple treatment options for you. Minoxidil, Finasteride, Dutasteride, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) are among them. The exact treatment depends upo...  Read Full »

I have chronic hair thinning despite taking precautions. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old, and my hair is thinning gradually. I feel a significant difference from what it is now to a few years ago, and everyone I have asked has also said it looks very thin. My hair is prone to getting greasy quickly (every morning), so I try to wash my hair minimally as possi...  Read Full »


Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below. Take Follihair (multivitamin nutritional supplement), one capsule daily at night. Try platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for better results. Do not rub or co...  Read Full »

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