Less dense hair shows hair strands less than the average amount of individual hair strands on the head. Heat styling, tying the hair, and washing hair with hot water causes hair fall. Hair transplantation surgeries help to cover the patchy areas with hair loss. If a person is born with low-density hair, then there is no way to correct it.
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Please give me a solution for extreme hair loss.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old boy with extreme hair loss. Even at this age, my scalp is clearly visible. I tend to lose around 100 strands of hair daily. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A person normally will lose 100 strands of hair daily. The problem of hair fall arises if the person loses more than 100 strands of hair which tends to make a visible scalp leading to androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. The main culprit is the DHT-dihydrote... Read Full »
I have patchy hair loss on the top of my head. How can I thicken my hair and cover the patch?
Query: Hello doctor, I have patchy hair loss on the top of my head. Is there any way I can thicken my hair, so it looks like I have more hair? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your description, it seems like you are having androgenetic alopecia, which is a progressive condition. I suggest you apply Minoxidil solution as it will help maintain the hair on the scalp. It would also help grow a few new hairs. The concentration of Minoxidil d... Read Full »
The pandemic has worsened my thinning of hair, brittle hair, and changes in my hair's color and texture. Is it telogen effluvium?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, and I first noticed my hair going through rapid changes in the past five years. The color and texture of my hair changed rapidly from dark brown to golden blonde (mainly on the front part of the scalp). As a result, my hair turned brittle and dry and began to thin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hair thinning and lightening can be multifactorial. One of the factors, as you rightly mentioned, is stress. Apart from that, there are multiple factors, including dietary changes, hormonal imbalances, underlying medication conditions, vitamin deficiencies, climate c... Read Full »
I have noticed thinning of hair for several years, and I have stopped exposing my hair to heat and frequent shampooing. What could be the reason for hair thinning?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old, and my hair is thinning gradually. I feel a significant difference from what it is now to a few years ago, and everyone I have asked has also said it looks very thin. My hair is prone to getting greasy quickly (every morning), so I try to wash my hair minimally as possi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Take Follihair (multivitamin nutritional supplement), one capsule daily at night. 2. Try platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for better results. 3. Do ... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
What should I do to control my hair fall and promote hair growth in my moustache and beard?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. My height is 164 cm, and my weight is 46 kg. I am having severe hair fall and very less hair in my moustache and beard. My physique is not compromising as I am skinny. What should I do? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before starting treatment for your hair fall problem, we have to assess your health status. So, I suggest you do the following blood tests. 1) Complete blood count. 2) Thyroid function test. 3) Fasting and postprandial blood sugar. ... Read Full »
What could be the reason for my slow hair growth since childhood?
Query: Hello doctor, My hair does not grow since I was six years old. And before that, my hair growth is very slow. I have not cut my hair since I was 17 years old, fearing that it would never grow, and I am not on any medication for this. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach the picture to assess the scalp hair density. Do you have a receding hairline, diffuse hair loss, itchy, or flaky scalp? Do you experience hair thinning or dandruff? Do you have insufficient protein intake, lack of proper nutrition, vitamin deficienc... Read Full »
What is the best treatment for hair thinning and dandruff?
Query: Hello doctor, For the past few years, my hair is thinning a lot. I currently changed my shampoo, and my hair loss became severe. I am really worried about it. My hair is so soft and silky. Until I was 15 years old, I had good volume hair. With less hair fall and no dandruff. Once after I got a ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have hormonal imbalance or fluctuations, thyroid issues, insufficient protein intake, or stress? Do you underwent any stressful episode in the last four months? Will you do tight hairstyles, tight ponytail, buns, etc? Any chronic illness or drug history? Att... Read Full »
What can I do to prevent hair thinning?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old girl, and I am experiencing hair thinning. I have more shedding, and it seems that my hair is not coming back. I am taking Biotin. I cannot visit a doctor here because of the pandemic, and I am scared of going bald. What should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common causes of hair loss in girls are female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium. I need to ask you a few questions. Do you get your periods regularly? Do you have thyroid disease or anyone in the family has it? Did you fall sick in the last six mo... Read Full »
Will Minoxidil taken for hair fall cause dependency?
Query: Hello doctor, I have receding hairline with overall thinning on the scalp for the past one month. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From history it seems you have androgenetic alopecia (AGA) also known as male pattern baldness. In AGA, hair thinning and hair fall occurs with receding frontal hair line and thinning on top of scalp that is vertex. AGA has seven grades and treatment partially depe... Read Full »