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Problem with hair loss in teenage men

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: May 19, 2021 7:15 PM

Anonymous 4 months

Evening doctor, im 20 y/o men. Since i was in my end of secondary school, i having my hair loss more and more until today. Initially it wasn’t worse on my hair loss problem until i stay in my hostel in college time, my hair loss problem is worsen. Every week i sweep the floor of my hostel room, there will be bunch of fallen hair on the ground. Even at the surface of toilet water hole, there will be bunch of hairs stuck at it and have to clean every week. Furthermore, i noticed my hairs are getting lighter color ( from black as seen from naked eye turn to brown ). Can i know which vitamins or mineral im lack of? And my dandruff is getting more and more since my secondary school time, is it im lack in mineral Zinc or anything? Thanks for your help, Doctor.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 4 months
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for contacting us.

Through the question and statement, you gave in the above section, I completely understand your concern over this matter. For your information, there are a few factors that could cause your current hair abnormalities such as:

  • seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • hair pigmentation problems
  • abnormal level of androgen hormones
  • genetics (you have a family history of hair abnormality)
  • shampooing too often (bleaching and dying your hair makes your hair thinner and weaker)
  • illness such as diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, iron deficiency anemia
  • low protein diet can lead temporary hair loss
  • stress can cause hair loss
  • autoimmune disease
  • post-chemotherapy

Although there are a few alternatives such as

  • topical medication (i.e. antifungal, anti-inflammatory, etc.)
  • hormonal or supplementation therapy
  • minoxidil - it helps in slowing down the hair loss and stimulate new hair to grow
  • finasteride - a medication that can help by blocking the hormone causing hair loss
  • hair transplant - an expensive treatment and you should consult with your doctor

To decide on which therapy best suited (if deemed necessary), an additional assessment must be done, in order to avoid any counterproductive circumstances in the near future.

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If you have any more enquiries, you can click on the link (DoctorOnCall) and speak to our doctors in private and get the consultation you need on the phone. Thank you.

Last Updated: Wed May 19 2021 19:15:10 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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