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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Can bleaching be really harmful to my hair?

Query: Hello doctor, I bleached my roots twice in the summer, and there was a ton of overlap, resulting in a lot of breakages. I thought the breakage subsided so I had extensions put in. I just recently had them taken out and realized that my hair has become super thin and I have lost a lot of them and my...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bleaching repeatedly would cause damage to the Disulfide bonds present in the hair, which is most often temporary. You definitely need hair nutrients like biotin, cysteine, selenium, calcium pantothenate, zinc, vitamin C to restore normal growth pattern of hair. Pl...  Read Full »

What causes severe hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 5'2" and she weighs 55 kg. She is suffering from severe hair loss. She had ferritin test and the level is 29.10. Her hemoglobin level is normal. Please give me suggestion about this doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that hair loss can be very problematic. If you are more worried about any particular part then send me a picture of it. In general, female lose hair and experience of a reduction in density but the headline is intact. There can be a lot o...  Read Full »

Shall I try some natural supplement to prevent hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I was blessed with a thick, dark and long hair. For a year or so, I have started experiencing deterioration in the quality of my hair. I am experiencing thinning, loss of luster, split ends and hair fall with alarming rate. I was stressed during my board exams, but i...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you can try DasGro supplements. I also suggest Proanagen tablets. Rather than Tricogro hair serum, use Minoxidil 2% lotion twice daily on dry hair for three to six months. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the treatment with cons...  Read Full »

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 »

What could be the reason for increased hair fall in me despite normal thyroid and sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor,I have the problem of a sudden increase in hair fall, 200 to 300 strands per day for the past month. I have not taken any medication till now. Before, I occasionally took Astymin Forte multivitamin capsules for one to two weeks to reduce hair fall. It did not help. My thyroid is normal,...  Read Full »

Dr. Filza Hafeez

Answer: Hi,Welcome to hair fall is due to the peri-pubertal period. Check your serum ferritin level because iron deficiency and hormonal imbalance cause hair fall.  Read Full »

I have severe hair loss. Please suggest some medicines or treatment plan.

Query: Hi doctor, I have consistent hair loss. Please suggest some medicine or treatment plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you follow these: 1) Increase protein intake in your diet. 2) Eat eggs, chicken, dairy products, pulses, walnuts, dry fruits, etc. 3) Avoid stress. 4) Practice meditation and yoga. 5) Tablet H-vit forte (dietary supplement) once daily after breakfast for ...  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 »

I have scars and spots on face with hair fall and dry hair. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have scars and spots on face, hair fall and dry hair. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area on the face so that I can guide you better. You may use Radant lite cream for dark spots. However, for scars, I suggest either chemical peeling or laser resurfacing. Kindly let me know if you have dandruff...  Read Full »

Is hair transplant beneficial for baldness?

Query: Hello doctor,I would like to go for hair transplantation. So, kindly advice me about which is the best option.  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see that you have grade 7 baldness with limited donor hair. But, you have also got small, thinned-out hair in the hair loss area. So my suggestion is as follows. Hair transplant can give you a go...  Read Full »

My 23-year-old son is suffering from hair loss and taking Finasteride tablets. Does it have side effects?

Query: Hello, My 23-year-old son started suffering from hair loss at the age of 17 years. Initially, his hair became thin, followed by severe hair loss. I took him to a dermatologist, who prescribed multivitamins and application of Minoxidil, but there were no results. All his blood tests, including vitami...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Firstly, you need to understand that hair fall is not a life-threatening condition. However, it can affect general appearance. Every dermatologist has their own way of treating the condition. In my opinion, I do not recommen...  Read Full »

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