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hair loss help

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  • Posted By: sarsydiak
  • November 10, 2009
  • 11:53 PM

30 has not been a good age for me! I'm new at this and looking for help since the doctors aren't sure what's going on. In September, I noticed that my hair was falling out at an alarming rate. It's not normal for me to wash/style my hair and have 50-75 hairs fall out at once. It's been that way since Sept. and I'm concerned about why it's thinning and how to make it stop. Here's a bit of info.: I had my thyroid, iron, and hormone levels tested. All came back fine (I found out that my calcium oxalate levels were high and I may end up with a kidney stone...but that's another story). My mother and her mother have/had thinning hair, so I know that genetics plays a part...but both started losing hair after giving birth. I don't have any children and have been on the same form of birth control (Kariva/Mircette) for 5 years. I've been to a naturopath (who told me to take biotin), my PCP, and a dermatologist. I'm curious to know if my birth control could be a culprit since I've been breakthrough bleeding (spotting) for over a year and it has gotten worse over the past 2 months. Any insight on this would be fabulous. I'm trying to turn over as many rocks as possible before I resign myself to the fact that it's heredity and I'm doomed to have my mother's hairline...or lack there of. :confused:

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  • Why not 30? Its the right age to get happened all these things..........Do try with Luke worm Coconut oil twice in a week, n follow this for next few months All the best
    kenny09 8 Replies
    • November 11, 2009
    • 05:36 AM
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  • Here are some tips for you:10 tips for reducing hair fallSome of these tips are listed below:1) Role of DietA nutritious diet, which contains all essential vitamins and minerals, helps in minimizing the hair loss. Therefore, you must include green, leafy vegetables, raw oats, and whole grain cereals, eggs, dates, and raisins in your daily food regime. As the hair is made of protein, you are advised to stick to protein-rich diet, such as calves liver, brewer's yeast, and wheat germ. These foods also contain Vitamin B, which is an important nutrient for hair. Outer coverings of potatoes, cucumbers, and green and red peppers are high in silica, which is essential to maintain the beauty and strength of your hair. Vitamin E also promotes hair growth and reduces hair fall. A person may experience hair fall due to thyroid dysfunction also. Therefore, you must include foods, which are good sources of vitamin A and iodine.2) Washing routineYour hair cleansing routine largely depends on your hair-type. People having oily hair may need to wash their hair regularly, while people having dry hair can wash it twice a week. Never use too hot or too cold water to wash your hair. While cleaning or massaging your hair, you should always use your fingertips and not your nails to gently clean your scalp.3) Proper combingYou should use a wide-tooth comb to untangle your hair and comb in downward direction. Using a wooden or tortoise shell comb is a better idea than using a rubber comb. Avoid combing wet hair, as wet hair can easily break.4) Drying your hairIf possible, allow your hair to dry naturally. Avoid using blow dryer as its heat can damage your hair, and also make it look coarse and lifeless.5) Using proper conditionerProtect your hair from sudden environmental changes, while going out to a beach or a pool. You must use an effective conditioner as it protects your hair from the sun, chlorine, and sea water. You should also wear a protective hat or a cap to avoid overexposing your hair to the sun, salt or chlorinated water and pollution.6) Use of shampoo and conditionerAlways choose a simple formula shampoo, which costs you less money. Remember, the basic purpose of a shampoo is to wash away the dirt and the oil. Therefore, use a milder shampoo, which is less expensive and more beneficial for your hair. Apply a good quality conditioner once you clean your hair with the shampoo, but do not over-condition your hair.7) Choose a comfortable hair styleChoose a hair style that truly reflects your style and taste while significantly enhances your personality. Often traditional hair styling products are rich of alcohol and other harsh chemicals, which may again harm your hair.8) Knowing your sleeping pattern helps control hair lossComb your hair gently while going to bed. You should also gently remove all bands or clips used during the day. Do you know that your sleeping pattern also affects the life and health of your hair? People who are restless even while they are sleeping may actually end up breaking their hair. So, if you belong to the restless community of sleepers, you should use s satin pillowcase, which allows your hair to move smoothly and thus cause less breakage.9) Limit the use of alcohol and smoking productsReduce alcohol consumption and also avoid using it on your hair. Avoid using hair care products that contain alcohol. This is because alcohol can make your hair look dry, brittle and prone to breakage.10) Avoid using harsh chemicals
    peterjems 1 Replies
    • November 26, 2009
    • 00:53 PM
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  • Thank you for the helpful advice. I've had more tests done and apparently I have candidiasis (an internal fungal infection) that has been robbing my body of nutrients and causing my hair to fall out. This infection has been wrecking havoc on my body for years...fatigue, irritability, mental confusion, menstrual irregularities, occassional hives/rash...and now hair loss. I'm taking some herbal medications and have recently stopped eating carbs and sugar...two of the main types of food that the candida thrive on. Hopefully I'll start to see some results soon, but as I've heard/read...it could take months to years to see improvement. Hopefully I won't be bald by then! Thank you again for your help. I appreciate it!
    sarsydiak 1 Replies
    • November 28, 2009
    • 04:11 PM
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  • Here's some simple tips for you to follow:DIET: * The healthy condition of the hair depends, to a very large extent, on the intake of sufficient amounts of essential nutrients in the daily diet. Persons with a tendency to lose hair should take a well-balanced and correct diet, made up of foods which, in combination, should supply all the essential nutrients. It has been found that a diet which contains liberal quantities of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables and fruits would provide adequate amounts of all the essential nutrients. Each food group should roughly form the bulk of one of the three principal meals. These foods should, however, be supplemented with certain special foods such as milk, vegetable oils, honey, wheat germ, yeast and liver. HOME REMEDIES:*Lettuce is useful in preventing hair loss. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is believed to help the growth of hair if taken to the extent to half a litre a day* Onion has also been found beneficial in patchy baldness. The affected part should be rubbed with onions morning and evening till it is red. It should be rubbed with honey afterwards.* Mustard oil, boiled with henna leaves, is useful for healthy growth of hair. About 250 ml of mustard oil should be boiled in a tin basin. About sixty grams of henna leaves should be gradually put in this oil till they are burnt in the oil. The oil should then be filtered using a cloth and stored. Regular massage of the head with the oil will produce abundant hair.
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hair loss and male-pattern baldness is an affliction suffered by thousands of men, and can be a real source of insecurity and embarrassment for those not ready to lose their hair or shave their head. Even worse, and more devastating are the younger cases where the hair loss process begins long before a man even reaches his thirtieth birthday. So what are your options if you are one of these men, uncontrollably losing your hair before your time?Well, you can do what many others do - shave your head for the sake of uniformity. Lots of men look great with a shaved head - it just fits their personality and style, and they seem comfortable that way. For those unwilling to give up on their hair, there are hairpieces or plugs, neither of which have been perfected to the point of being undetectable, and both having a societal stigma as being somewhat tacky and undesirable.The other option, of course, is to try one of the hair loss products that several reputable manufacturers now offer, both in prescription and nonprescription form. While there is still no "magic pill" that can unflinchingly promise every man (and woman) who takes it will re-grow their hair, there are some very promising and effective hair loss products and treatments currently on the market and also in development.
    lorinabrown 9 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi Lorina, i love you tips its helpful .Thanks and keep sharing.
    ellencannon 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • HORMONE CHANGES may cause hair loss in women. If your hair loss has occurred gradually with advancing age, FOLLICULAR DEGENERATION may be the cause.Hormonal changes can be due to menopausal age or after giving birth...Post-pregnancy hormone changes usually reverse themselves without any treatment. While follicular degeneration cannot be reversed, gentle hair care may prolong the life of follicles.Whatever maybe the cause, the best thing to do is prevention... AN ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...Our hair is our crowning glory so lets take care of it... Here's my tip: - To 2 ounces Jojoba, 1 ounce Evening Primrose and 1 ounce Rosehip Seed, add 48 drops Lavender, 48 drops Rosemary Verbenone, 48 drops Carrot or Sea Buckthorn and 24 drops Clary Sage.hope this helps
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • Your tips are great,I have lost my hair recently, i had a thinning part at the top of scalp. They said from inbalance hormorn.I have already know these tip from Neeta's Herbal. In my opinion, i think if i don't act or do something, my hair might no grow back as i'm still middle age and care about my look.Thus, i gave a try with natural product hair treatment from NEETA's herbal cuz it's alot cheaper than Ashley and Martin. and it's WORK!! So now i'm a happy and just maintaing my hair density. :)Sometime natural is a easier way to re grwoth hair
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2011
    • 05:41 AM
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