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Claudia Jackson (RN)
Dr Adam Abbs
Next Review: Dec 1, 2025
It’s normal for some hair to fall out and on average we lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day which are usually replaced with new hairs.
As we age, this regrowth can slow, causing our hair to become thinner.
The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary hair loss, also known as male or female pattern baldness. This condition runs in families and is usually permanent.
Other causes of hair loss include:
There are many causes of abnormal hair loss including medical conditions, stress, damage to your hair or scalp, and nutritional deficiencies.
Some common causes of hair loss include:
Treatment for hair loss depends on the cause. Most hair loss is temporary and resolves when you treat the underlying cause. No treatment for hair loss is 100% effective, and in some cases, hair loss may be permanent.
Treatments for hair loss
If hair loss treatment hasn’t worked, and you are unhappy or self-conscious about your hair loss, a wig can be a great choice. Wigs can be made from real or artificial hair and vary a lot in price and quality.
Many people find losing their hair emotionally upsetting. If you are finding it hard to cope with hair loss, ask your GP to refer you for counselling, find a private therapist, or join a support group for help.
An online doctor can help with hair loss by asking about your symptoms, suggesting probable causes, and recommending further tests or treatments. They can also provide emotional support and advice on coping with hair loss.
It’s easy to book an appointment with an NHS-trained GP at Medicspot. Simply click the link and select an appointment at a time and day that suits you. Appointments are often available the same day.
Your consultation will be held via video link from your phone wherever you are.
A pharmacist can ask you about your symptoms, examine your hair, and recommend over-the-counter treatments such as vitamin supplements or shampoos. They can also advise you on when you should see a GP.
Losing your hair can be an emotionally distressing experience, but in many cases, treatments are available. If you are experiencing hair loss and would like to talk to a doctor, make an appointment today.
NHS: Hair loss February 4th 2021 (Accessed November 5th 2022)
American Academy of Dermatology Association: HAIR LOSS: WHO GETS AND CAUSES (Accessed November 5th 2022)
Australian Journal of General Practice: Female pattern hair loss July 2018 (Accessed November 5th 2022)
The Lancet: The new regenerative and innovative strategies in hair loss June 28th 2021 (Accessed November 5th 2022)
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