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HomeAnswersDermatologyhair lossI am a 23-year-old female, weighing 105 lbs and having a height of 5’3. I have been experiencing hair loss for about five years now. Please help.

How to overcome chronic hairfall?

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Answered by

Dr. Suvash Sahu

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 24, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 24, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 23-year-old female, weighing 105 lbs and having a height of 5’3. I have been experiencing hair loss for about five years now. I have remained stunted even after I shaved my head completely. I have tried vitamin E medication to help grow my hair and there has been no improvement. Please help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Suvash Sahu


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. It seems you have female pattern hair loss in which 75 to 100 hair falls every day is very normal. So, it should be considered as hair loss only if the number of hair falls more than this. Generalized hair falls in females are mostly due to stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition, and excessive blood loss due to menstruation. Stress alopecia is also common in which female keeps their hair very tight in a certain manner which creates tension in root and cause hair fall. Straightening and other procedures also cause weakness in the roots. Other conditions like fever, typhoid, malaria, thyroid, etc., can also cause hair fall, but these are less common.

Regarding treatment, I would suggest you have good sleep, eat proper food with green vegetables and fruits, and take multivitamins for at least three months. I would also suggest you get your blood hemoglobin test done. If it is less, then you should start an iron and folic acid supplement. Also, check thyroid and diabetes to rule out other causes. You can use a hair serum daily morning local application and gel 2% Minoxidil 0.3 oz during the night, take tablets of multivitamins (biotin, copper, iron, selenium, zinc. L-Cysteine, L-Lysine, methionine) once daily for three months.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suvash Sahu
Dr. Suvash Sahu


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