It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Hair Problems Message Board

How much is considered normal hair fall ?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-07-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 177
stasis4 HB Userstasis4 HB Userstasis4 HB User
How much is considered normal hair fall ?

Hi..... I have noticed a slightly heavier hair fall for the past 50 hairs a day..........Normally I think I would lose 20-30 hairs....

I don't have thick hair to begin with, so I am anxious. I take multivitamins and silica supplements every day normally. The silica is supposed to strengthen hair.
I have a healthy lifestyle.........

So is it common for people to lose as many hairs ? ......

Any insights would be appreciated. Thank you.

Last edited by Mod-S4; 06-02-2012 at 12:33 PM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-09-2007, 05:39 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 409
hollandlop HB User
Re: How much is considered normal hair fall ?

I lose a lot of hair too.

I have thin, fine hair and not much of it.

I lose a lot of hair in the shower and everytime I comb.

Everytime after I shower the whole shower drain is covered with my hair. I have to clean it out every night or else it will clog up.

I am concerned too.

Old 11-11-2007, 12:44 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Woodbridge,VA,USA
Posts: 1
Sunshine1157 HB User
Re: How much is considered normal hair fall ?

You all might want to have your doctor check your thyroid. It is a symptom of hypothyroidism. I suffer from the same thing. He just increased my dosage.
Until the Levothroid kicks in I am still losing hair in my hair comb, brush and shower.

Old 11-12-2007, 09:21 AM   #4
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 50
josecori HB User
Re: How much is considered normal hair fall ?

i had my thryoid checked & it was dr said that sometimes its hereditary or just happens

Im in the same boat as most of you ...fine thin hair & im pretty healthy, i take multi vitamins, i even massage my scalp
Im going to try Nioxin shampoo & see what happens, but from what i heard up to 100hairs a day is normal hair loss...its just when you have so little it seems like half your head!
Im still looking for that miracle cure!!!

Old 11-12-2007, 10:17 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,971
Audrey-B HB UserAudrey-B HB UserAudrey-B HB UserAudrey-B HB UserAudrey-B HB User
Re: How much is considered normal hair fall ?

Often it's due to poor iron levels so you should make sure you get a blood test which indicates your ferretin levels (iron storage). Low iron can affect hair, skin and/or nails. It seems to have only affected my hair, but a friend of mine still has good hair but her nails are like paper. I dont know why the body picks and chooses, maybe it's due to us all being individuals. If it is due to low ferretin levels, most doctors will tell you that for proper hair growth process your ferretin level should be 70 or over or as close to 70 as possible.

My iron was low for about 6yrs, but i didnt know it was an issue at the time and as i wasted 6yrs blaming everything from shampoo to stress the low iron ended up affecting my thyroid, which isnt bad enough for medicating, but is out enough to cause side effects.

If you get a thyroid test make certain your doctor doesnt only do the TSH test as that is useless on its own, you need the T3 and T4 along with it. Some doctors will say your thyroid is ok so long as your thyroid test doesnt show that you are at the point of needing medication and these same doctors dont believe that if it's only borderline out that you can suffer side effects like hair loss.

In addition to my iron and thyroid levels being out, my Vitamin D and iodine were very low. Get your doctor to do a thorough indepth blood test.

Hair loss can be hereditary, but that if its uniform hair loss all over your scalp and you do get regrowth but it falls out, then it is likely due to being defficient in something or a medical condition. Dont wait 6yrs like i did to pinpoint what it is. I've been doing something about mine for almost a year now, but as i waited too long and hit rockbottom with my iron it is now taking for ever to get my iron corrected.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Hashimotos, normal levels, but.... knicknack Thyroid Disorders 8 11-06-2009 02:33 PM
Ferritin Level of 17 - Dr. says "it's normal"? jlh1002 Anemia 13 06-06-2008 08:02 AM
Normal hair loss or MPB? DS Hair Loss / Alopecia 2 04-18-2007 10:11 PM
How much daily hair loss is normal? What is not normal? hollandlop Hair Loss / Alopecia 4 12-05-2006 01:13 PM
This Cant Be Normal KJUS1 Hair Problems 9 08-30-2005 05:08 AM
HELP! how much hair loss is NORMAL?? Angelbaby03 Hair Loss / Alopecia 1 10-10-2004 07:36 PM
Is this normal? gfd Hair Problems 8 06-12-2004 08:38 AM
MY LONG list of both MY Hypo/Hyper Symptoms and results say "normal" huh? Thyroid Disorders 5 01-11-2004 10:28 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:16 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!