Very severe since 1 year - After moving to Bangalore in 2015, I started having severe hair fall.

I checked vitamin d,b12 ferritin, protein and sugar levels.everything is normal..I am taking multivitamins and biotin tablets since two months.My hair fall never reduced and my hair has reduced to a sleek pony. My family history don't have any hair fall issues.Three weeks back I started taking minoxidil 2% on dermo recommendation but no luck. Also it has started making my hair dry and brittle.Please tell me what to do?

Doctor Answers 3

If you are losing hair and want treatment options you should schedule a consultation with a doctor.

If you are losing hair and want treatment options you should schedule a consultation with a doctor.  There is no generic cure for genetic balding.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Recent Hair Loss

The minoxidil takes time to work but you may be having an issue with it. In addition to the tests you list a thyroid panel might be a consideration as low thyroid is associated with hair loss.Did your dermatologist give you a diagnosis? You should see her/him again.

Brian Goertz, MD
Seattle Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Move home to different city

I would assume that the move added to your stress. If you have genetic hair loss genes, then that stress would set you up for acceleration of genetic hair loss. See a doctor and find out for sure

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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