Why am I losing my hair?
August 30, 2005 2:37 PM Subscribe
Why am I losing my hair? For the past couple of weeks, I've been pulling out handfuls of hair each time I wash or run my hands through my hair.
posted by necessitas to health & fitness (12 answers total)
I'm 30, female and in reasonably good health. I haven't made any recent changes in my diet, hair products or any other obvious variable that might cause me to loose my hair. Also, neither balding (premature or otherwise) nor thin/thinning hair runs in my family on either side. For the moment, I'm not terribly worried about the cosmetic aspect of hair loss because my hair is hair is thick, and a have a lot of it. What I am concerned about is the fact that I have no idea what is causing this or how to stop it.
Someone else asked a similar question earlier, however, if I recall correctly (I can't find the post), it was determined that stress from buying a new house and moving was probably the cause. In my case, I don't think it is stress. I do have a lot of stress but it is pretty consistent. I am no more stressed today than I was six months or a year ago.
Has anyone else experienced this and/or does anyone have any idea what might be causing this?