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How to tell if you are losing your hair

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen

If you’re starting to get worried because you think you’re losing your hair or just wondering if the amount you’re losing is natural, take a small handful of hair in your hand and tug it as hard as you can. If you have more than six strands of hair in your hand then you are losing hair. A natural loss would be less than six strands of hair a day. The “how to tell if you are losing your hair” test is the best way to make the differentiation between normal shedding and permeate hair loss.

Hair loss is a big concern for many men, women, and children. There are many causes. You may know that you have rapid hair loss already or even a little loss and wonder what is causing it. Maybe you already have a patch of hair loss. You may not be sure so here’s a good way to tell if it’s abnormal or not.

What do you do about it?

First of all, try to determine if it’s related to any current medical diagnosis you have right now. Then take a look at any medications you may be taking in case it’s temporary and related to medications, medicines, or drugs.

If you’re a man then male pattern baldness could be a possibility especially if you notice a receding hairline. Symptoms could be related to pregnancy if you’re pregnant. It could be a thyroid issue. If you are losing in big chunks it could be alopecia areata. There are many causes of hair loss.

In any case, you’ll want to learn how to stop or prevent it. There are many ways to learn through blogs, forums, and discussion groups. However, one must be careful there because there is a lot of misinformation and guessing going on. It’s always better to get medical advice from experts in the field, especially if progression is a matter of concern. 

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