Q. My hair fall increased after starting my workout. Kindly help.

Answered by
Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 07, 2020 and last reviewed on: Nov 24, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have started workout for the past five days for about 20 minutes and noticed that my hair fall has increased. Kindly suggest how often I should wash my hair and some necessary products for my better hair growth.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

From your history, I understand that hair fall is your concern, which is a very common problem these days, and there is no need to be worried.

Regarding your hair fall history, I needed to know a few things related to better guidance.

How many hairs fall out daily approximately? Are there any bald patches? Do you have any recent infection or fever episodes? Do you face any hormonal problems? Any new hair products application, if any? Do you have relevant family history or history of thyroid disease, anemia, vitamin D deficiency, or any other blood diseases?

Let me assure you that there is no relevant correlation between hair fall and exercise. And a hair fall of approximately 100 hairs daily is typical for an individual. Stress is one of the main contributing factors for hair loss, and it is inevitable during this lockdown and COVID-19 times. So you could just be having stress-related temporary hair loss.

You can do some simple measures like

1. Daily oiling your hair with a good massage in the lying down position for a minimum of 15 minutes.

2. Application of shampoos free of sulfate.

3. Taking Vitamin B12 and D supplements.

If you can revert with the answers to my queries related to your history, I will guide you better with this and the correct dosage of vitamin D or any other medications you should be taking.

I hope this helps.

The Probable causes:

Hypothyroidism. Anemia. Vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency. Alopecia.

Investigations to be done:

Thyroid levels. Vitamin B12 levels. Vitamin D levels. Complete blood count.

Regarding follow up:

Follow up with answers to the queries related to history of the complaint.

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