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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 am suffering from hair loss. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male experiencing severe hair loss. I have observed progressive thinning of hair, notably in the frontal and crown regions. I am seeking advice on potential treatments or management strategies for this issue. Could you please guide me on available treatment options, the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. After reviewing the details you provided, I understand your concerns regarding hair thinning. Several factors can contribute to this issue, including genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, stress, dietary alterations, env...  Read Full »

I suffer from excessive hair fall with visible balding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My hair is falling excessively, leading to visible balding or hair thinning. Despite being only 17 years old, with a height of 5 feet 5 inches and a weight of around 150 pounds, my hair fall has worsened recently. I am losing 30 to 40 hairs after a single hair combing session. Addition...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. After reviewing the information and image you provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I understand your concern regarding severe hair fall. Multiple factors, such as genetic history, stress, irre...  Read Full »

Can I continue using Minoxidil for hair loss without any side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Minoxidil for a while to combat pattern hair loss, and I am curious about its long-term effects. Are there any concerns or considerations I should be aware of regarding extended use? Additionally, are there alternative methods or supplementary treatments I could explo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Before providing the details of the medications are procedures that can be done for hair loss treatment, I would like to give you an insight regarding the reasons for hair loss. Hair loss can occur due to multiple reasons which include ...  Read Full »

I drink alcohol occasionally. Does this worsen hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hearing about pattern hair loss, where hair starts thinning out in certain spots. I am curious if drinking alcohol could exacerbate it or speed up the process. Does alcohol mess with hormones and accelerate hair loss? I am 20 years old. I do drink alcohol on weekends, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have thoroughly reviewed the information provided and understand your concerns. Patterned hair loss or hair fall can stem from various factors, including genetic susceptibility, hormonal fluctuations, lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking, exposure to environ...  Read Full »

I am facing sudden hair loss and hairline thinning. Kindly help.

Query: Hello there, I am a 37-year-old male. I have been facing sudden hair fall, thinning of hair at the crown, and receding hairline. I do not have any other medical conditions, and I am not currently taking any medications. This issue is starting to affect my confidence, and I am keen to find effective ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Hair thinning with a receding hairline is also called Male pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia. They may be due to the following reasons: 1. Genetic susceptibility: in case of family members having any signs of ha...  Read Full »

Kindly provide suggestions for managing my pattern hair loss.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a young adult experiencing pattern hair loss and it is affecting my confidence. Can you provide insights into lifestyle changes, medications, or treatments that might help manage or reverse the progression of pattern hair loss in younger individuals? Additionally, are there any co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that patterned hair loss in males, also known as male pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia, requires an understanding of its causes and risk factors to help prevent it. The main...  Read Full »

Please provide causes and treatments for male pattern hair loss.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old male with no underlying health conditions or medication use. I have been experiencing noticeable hair loss for the past 5 to 6 months, and it is causing me significant concern, particularly the fear of developing baldness. Despite trying different hair care produc...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your query and understand your concerns. This pattern hair loss condition can have multiple causes, including: Hormonal fluctuations Genetic history, often inherited maternally Stress and irregular sleep patterns Dandruff and helmet use ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing hair thinning. Is it pattern hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing gradual hair thinning and suspect it might be pattern hair loss. Could you provide information on the differences between pattern hair loss, alopecia areata, and other hair loss conditions?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Hair loss, especially male pattern hair loss, also called androgenetic alopecia, usually begins with a receding hairline and may progress to complete hair loss. It is more common among men, although women may also experience it, though to a rel...  Read Full »

How can I overcome the thinning of my hair due to aging?

Query: Hello doctor. I am a 30-year-old woman who has seen receding hair and expanding part lines. Is it conceivable that I have pattern hair loss, and if so, are there any therapies or lifestyle modifications that might help me address this problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Hair loss along with a widening pattern of hairline is a sign of female-pattern hair loss. They can occur for multiple reasons, including genetic susceptibility, hormonal fluctuations that cause the roots of the hair f...  Read Full »

I am suffering from hair loss. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old woman, and I have been noticing increased hair loss over the past five months. Although I have experienced mild hair loss for about two to three years, the amount of hair I am losing has become quite concerning. I have regular menstrual cycles, and I am not taking any m...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details provided from your end and understand your concern. Hair fall or hair loss may occur due to multiple reasons, including : 1. Genetic susceptibility where any of your ancestors have a premature hair loss pattern or in case of genetic susc...  Read Full »

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