Monday, October 20, 2008

Falling Hair

I leave a lot of hair strands on my brush and on the bathroom floor. Although I don’t feel my hair thinning, I’m unsure if this is enough cause for alarm. I’m afraid this isn’t normal anymore. That is why I consulted my dermatologist about this and she told me that falling hair is normal when it happens for two reasons. She explained that one is when it is due to hair breakage, and another is due to the turnover when the hair strand ‘dies’. According to her it’s normal for hair to fall. The normal strand count for falling hair is 80 a day, but then I shouldn’t rely on numbers. She advised me that whenever I start shedding hair more than usual, I should consult a dermatologist because it could be an iron deficiency, a scalp disease, or something else.


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