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Have hair loss and premature graying. Genetic baldness? What can help?

I am 23 year old male and now I have hair loss and premature greying. I am vegetarian for past 10 years and I eat healthy foods like spinach , fruits, dried fruits and do regular work outs. But I experiencing hair fall now. No history or hereditary baldness in my entire family gene . My maternal grandfather of age 72 still have healthy hair with no baldness and my paternal grandfather died at age 76 had natural black hair with no baldness. My father have no baldness and he started to use dye at age of 47 only. Now he is 56 years old. But I experience heavy hair fall and I fear it leads to hair loss. I trying everything from applying coconut oil to head massaging with warm oil. But still the hair fall persists.Even the receding rate is increasing. More over I don t have thick beard and moustache. please help me
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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there may be a thousand of cause of hairfall. It may be due to-

Alopecia mucinosa

Androgenic alopecia


Dissecting cellulitis

Fungal infections (such as tinea capitis)

Hair treatments (chemicals in relaxers, hair straighteners)

Hereditary disorders

Hormonal changes

Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism

Hypervitaminosis A

Iron deficiency or malnutrition in general

Lupus erythematosus

Medications (side effects from drugs)

Radiation therapy

Scalp infection.


Drugs-Minoxidil, Finasteride(for male), Anthralin, corticosteroids

Hormonal modulators

Surgical option- Hair transplant, scalp reduction

Dietary Supplement

Just make an appointment with a dermatologist. Nothing to worry. We live in 21st century now.

Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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