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edge of eyebrows are thinning badly with bald spots

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Hi I am 21 year old male and my outer edge of eyebrows are thinning badly with bald spots, I am also losing a lot of my eyelashes. As well as thinning hair on all parts of head not in male pattern baldness forum. I would like to know what could possibly be wrong. Thank you.

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replied July 1st, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

Hair loss (alopecia) is a disorder in which the hair falls out from skin areas where it is usually present, such as the scalp and body.

Hair loss can be caused due to multiple factors including Genetic factors, diet, endocrine abnormalities, systemic illnesses, drug intake, and hair shaft abnormalities.

In your case, since you are having generalised hair thinning on your scalp without any bald spots you may be having androgenetic alopecia or trichodystrophy.

Treatment of androgenetic alopecia can be done with topical medications like minoxidil or finasteride.

Conditions that result in trichodystrophy and fragile hair can include exposure to excessive sunlight, hair care techniques, (such as hot combing and blow drying) and chemical processes, (including coloring, straightening, and perming). Avoiding such procedures or sunlight exposure should be the main stay. Gentle hair care and use of hair shampoos and conditioners (leave on) can help prevent further damage. Regrowth of hair can occur within few months provided repeated damage does not occur.

It would be recommended that you consult a dermatologist or a hair specialist and seek additional guidance and proper advice for proper hair care.

I hope this helps.
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