I am a 21 year old male who seems to be having rapid hair loss. My hair has always been very thick and within the last 8 months my hair just began been falling out. My hair is beginning to become very thin and noticeable. I can run my hand through my hair and have 20-30 hairs in my hand. Both sides of my family still have alot of hair. I am just wondering if it is just genetics or maybe because of a desease. What do you think I should ask my doctor???
It is normal to lose up to 100 hairs per day. You can quantify it by collecting the hairs in a bag for 24 hrs and then counting them, but unless you stay home and follow yourself around catching every hair that comes out, you will not get them all. We generally lose hair with the wind and just walking around doing the normal things people do. To better evaluate for your hair loss, you should have your hair mapped out for miniaturization to get a diagnosis in hand. Don’t panic quite yet, but be smart on what you do now.