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Hair loss , cause for concern!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 20, 2011 at 5:00 AM

Hi dear friends, I'm new and this is my first question , I seem to have suddenly developed a hair fall problem.it's been more than two weeks now,and I'm scared to the point of touching or even combing my hair. I know hair fall is a seasonal thing, but this time is abnormally too much.Any remedies, ideally home remedies, or herbal would be appreciated, also otherwise. By the way I think I forgot to mention, I'm on a very strick diet and have lost more than 10 kgs in 3 months( my cardiologist would'nt have it any other way).Thanks for your upcoming responces.

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:22 PM

A change in diet can cause telogen effluvium. On average, three months pass between the change and the hair loss, and you mention that exact length of time. This happened to me, and handfuls of hair fell out whenever I touched my head. When I showered, hair would clog the drain and stop up the water. It was so bad that I started shaving my head. But a few months later, the hair had all grown back.

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on December 20, 2011
at 09:43 AM

I think what you're experiencing is alopecia. Do some google searches and find out exactly what type of alopecia you have. It's probably an auto-immune disease, and very hard to treat other than waiting it out and not eating inflammatory foods. Stress (any stress, like changing your diet) can be a trigger.

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:39 AM

Welcome to PH ! You need to find the search button as there is a ton of info on this here - its a good sign means you are getting better!

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:09 AM

Forgot to mention.... No junk food at all.

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:08 AM

I take pencillin injections once every 21 days. . and have been avoiding rice, sugar, milk products and goods made of white flour.Also as much as possible I avoid food cooked in oil. No tea or coffee, just hot water with honey.

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82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on December 20, 2011
at 05:35 PM

You mention that you changed your diet three months ago. This suggests that the cause of your hair loss is telogen effluvium, because on average, with that condition, three months is the length of time that passes between the inciting event and the loss of hair.

The same thing happened to me. I changed my diet, and a few months later, my hair suddenly began to fall out by the handful. It was so bad that I started shaving my head.

In my case it turned out to be telogen effluvium and all the hair grew back a few months later.

Glass Dragonfly is describing the same thing. In my case, though, the loss continued for several weeks and was very noticeable in the mirror.

If it's telogen effluvium, you don't need to worry. It will take a few months for the hair to grow back. All you need to do is stay well nourished, which of course you should do anyway.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1071566-overview

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:06 PM

I had quite a bit of hair loss about four months after changing my diet. I have a lot of hair and it is quite long. I was shocked to see a "handful" of hair in the shower and had a bit of a panic. I did some serious Googling and decided that it was the shock of the drastic change in diet that bumped my hair out of it's normal anagen/telogen cycle. The loss period only lasted a couple of days (that I remember) and I couldn't see it in the mirror. Thank goodness.

Now, several months later, I am noticing a LOT of regrowth! I just went in for a trim and my hairstylist noticed too.

I can't say what is going on with you, two weeks seems like a long time, but I wanted to share my experience. For the record, I am keeping my diet fairly low carb.

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:10 PM

Concerning hair loss issue, I was fighting with this, too. I tried a lot of things, I spent a lot of money and still after all that, nothing really happened, nothing had changed... But, one day, I found on the internet, more specifically, on this website: http://topqualityhealthproducts.com some products that helped me out, they have also products who treats hair loss in men cases, my husband had this problem too. I hope this post will help someone, I was just trying to be helpful. Have a nice day!

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:43 PM

Screams of a thyroid issue to me (low T3).

What's your calorie/carbohydrate intake? And what do you need to maintain weight.

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on December 20, 2011
at 08:05 AM

Start taking vitamin D3 if you are not already. Dropping dairy likely left you with less D.

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:03 AM

@vidasandii, are you taking medications? If so, what? And what types of foods have you been eating--and avoiding?

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:08 AM

I take pencillin injections once every 21 days. . and have been avoiding rice, sugar, milk products and goods made of white flour.Also as much as possible I avoid food cooked in oil. No tea or coffee, just hot water with honey.

D5503800e2d994aa8a6945f45f455c95

(20)

on December 20, 2011
at 05:09 AM

Forgot to mention.... No junk food at all.

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