Why do my hair fall out 1

Do I have hair loss? Do the self-test now!

Individual hairs that fall out when blow-drying, combing or showering - that is not yet hair loss, but completely normal. But if you notice that your hair is falling out or even bald spots can be seen, then you can be affected by hair loss. Important: If you suspect that you are suffering from hair loss, you should always consult a doctor and not treat yourself on your own.

Our free self-test provides an initial tendency to determine whether you could suffer from hair loss. But remember: it does not replace a professional diagnosis by a specialist dermatologist!

Interesting facts about our hair

On average, 100,000 hairs grow on each head. There is more for blondes, and less for dark and red hair. They say: hair grows an inch every month. But did you know that hair also has a lifespan? It is around two to six years per hair and then it falls out.

Normal or hair loss: how much hair can you lose a day?

90-100 hairs fall out per day. That may sound like a lot, but it is completely normal. The fact that more hairs get stuck in the brush during or after washing your hair is also not a cause for concern. Only when significantly more than 100 hairs fall out per day over a period of several weeks does one suffer from hair loss. By the way: If the hair falls all over the head, doctors speak of diffuse hair loss.

Causes and therapy: what to do in case of hair loss?

There are many causes of increased hair loss: Stress, hormone fluctuations due to pregnancy, the menopause or hormonal contraceptives, poor diet, the use of medication, vitamin deficiencies, but also care errors can be reasons why your hair is becoming thinner and losing its radiance.

A blood test by your family doctor can provide initial clues as to the cause of the hair loss. If the blood or hormone test remains without results or if the hair loss continues for a long time despite countermeasures, a specialist dermatologist should be consulted. Some doctors offer hair consultations to get to the bottom of the problem.

You can find more information on the subject of hair loss and an expert forum for those affected at onmeda!

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