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My hair seems healthy, but it keeps falling out from the root and it seems a bit too much, why?
Style & Beauty / 3:09 PM - Sunday May 17, 2009

My hair seems healthy, but it keeps falling out from the root and it seems a bit too much, why?

- Asked by Female, 36-45

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- Response by geester, A Creative, Male, 56-65, Celebrity

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that's not good. you have to go to the doctor to get it check. the only thing that i know that causes that is that it's a side effect of a medication that you're taking.

- Response by A Thinker, Female, 29-35, Other Profession

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Go to the doctor and get your thyroid checked. Hypothyroidism is a common cause of hair loss in women, and it is extremely *extremely* common among women your age. (I have it, I was diagnosed in my early 30s.)

- Response by justpassingthru, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Financial / Banking

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I have the SAME problem...My son went to hair cutting school and he tells me that its perfectly normal and it always seems like "too much" to me..

But its really a normal amount that falls out!! He said that I "focus too much" and "worry too much" and thats why it "seems" like there is sooo much coming out!! lol

Its important to drink water and eat right and your hair should be fine...In the spring time its normal to "shed" some Its easier said than done. I worry

Good luck!!

- Response by jackie1966, Female, 46-55, Teaching

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Well if you're a blonde or do not have naturally dark hair, this could be perfectly normal. Blonder shades lack the courser cuticle that other hair colors and textures have that keep it from falling or being pulled out so easily and therefore, it tends to be thinner.

Alternatively this can be a sign of poor nutrition. Make sure you're eating well and taking a daily multi-vitamin. Also, be sure that you're not stressing your hair by brushing too harshly when it's tangled or wet. Always start at the ends and work your way up.

Good luck!!!!

- Response by meandmrjones, A Thinker, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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Could be from stress, try taking folic acid vitamins. It makes ur hair healthier...

- Response by spitfire815, A Hippie Chick, Female, 66 or older, Who Cares?

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Take some vitamins.

- Response by mattskaaaa, A Couch Potato, Male, 22-25, Student

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It could be your diet, but if that doesn't work, probably best to see a doctor and make sure it's nothing serious.

- Response by stiffkittenbabelfish, Female, 29-35, Teaching

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are you anemic?if your thyroid is low that can cause your hair to fall out also, i would go to the doctor and tell him. see what he says.have a good evening,hope this helped.

- Response by memaw58, Female, 56-65, Home Maker

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