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22 years
Im a 22 year old female. I wash my hair 7 days a week. Now it's lesser than before and it's falling a lot. What can i do to avoid being bald at an older age?
Aug 18, 2014

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
Most people lose anywhere from 50 to 100 hairs a day that is normal if the loss is more and is notcable where every time you comb your hair there is a bumch of hair falling in the comb then there is something abnormal ,it may have different causes.

Some causes are of stress ,anxiety ,medications ,and unhealthy low diet and some causes are medical problems like thyroid gland disease or any other disease and some are of heredity which is called in men male pattern baldness .

Heredity baldness is identified by the pattern of hair loss. The hair loss typically begins at the temples or the crown of the head. Some men will get a single bald spot, while for others their hairline will recede to form a “M” shape. In some men, the hairline will continue to recede until all or most of the hair is gone.

Stress may speed up the process ,stress may cause hair loss by increasing the production levels of sex hormones in the body. You can reduce stress by participating in relaxing activities, such as walking, listening to calming music, and spending more quiet time.

Treatment options include :

>If your hair loss is caused by an underlying disease, treatment for that disease will be necessary. if the cause is because of underlying autoimmune diseasetreatment is with drugs to reduce inflammation and suppress your immune system, such as prednisone.

>if the cause is of lack of vitamins then vitamin supplements for hair loss are of benefit ,Multivitamins are known to nourish skin and hair

>if you have poor diet habits as a cause eat a nutritionally balanced diet.
-Vitamins that play this role are zinc, vitamin B complex, folate, iron,calcium,vitamin D and E play a role too ,some injections used for this purpose contain biotin may help.

>if the cause is mild stress then relaxing and exercising changing routine is of benefit and if the stress or depression is severe anti depressents will help through doctor advice .
>hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism causes are treated with thyroid medications

>if the cause is heredity then :

Medications approved to treat hair loss include are Minoxidil(non prescription medication)and Fenasteride(prescription medication)

So ,the best way to treat and deal with hair loss is to know the cause of it and then treat it for better lasting results .