I am only a teen and I notice my hair

Patient

Q: I am only a teen and I notice my hair falling. None of my parent have genetic baldness. I was wondering why this is happening to me and how I can stop it.

Doctor

A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
We are here to help you.

Hair fall at your age is most commonly due to dandruff, iron deficiency, calcium deficiency, vitamin D deficiency and thyroid issues.
I would advise you to see your doctor if you have any dandruff. He will also get you following tests done:
1. Iron studies.
2. Vitamin D and Calcium levels.
3. Hemogram
4. Thyroid profile.
If everything is normal, he will treat you with a good multivitamin supplement.
Share my opinion with your doctor.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy

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