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

Q. What is the treatment for excessive hair loss in a 23-year-old female?

Answered by
Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 23, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 25, 2023

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.




Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 bathing, traveling, and in case of any recent history of infections like viral infections and surgeries. If there is a loss of more than 100 to 150 strands of hair per day, it is considered to be hair loss. However, if there is a loss of less than 100 hair strands per day, it is considered normal as part of her cycle. There would be a loss of care for a few weeks to months which will revert to normal once the new hair regenerates. As an image of the affected areas is not attached, I would like to request you to kindly share an image if there is extensive hair fall with scalp visibility so that I may be able to assess the severity of the condition and may be able to provide appropriate management options in case of severe hair loss.

I suggest you do the following:

1. Multivitamin tablets may be consumed after dinner daily for two months. They help in hair growth.

2. High-quality protein powder may be consumed by mixing one tablespoon of the powder in one glass of skimmed milk which can be consumed after breakfast daily for two months.

3. Anti-hair fall shampoo may be used for bathing once a week. Mix three to four drops of the shampoo in 1/3 cup of water, apply the mixture, and massage for one minute on your scalp. After three minutes, wash the mixture off, and the procedure can be repeated every week.

4. Include more fruits, vegetables, fiber, a high protein diet, and at least 10 glasses of water daily.

5. Blood tests can be undergone to check for any deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D3, vitamin B12, and ferritin which are some of the blood tests that can be done to look for vitamin deficiencies. In case of any variations in the report, kindly revert with the report so I can start supplements for the same.

I hope the information will help.


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