7 Medical Reasons Why Your Hair Is Thinning

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While we know there are some external causes for hair loss and thinning edges, including improper hair care, there are also some common health issues that lead to excessive hair loss, called ‘telogen effluvium’.

Everyday, you naturally lose or shed up to one hundred resting hairs from your follicles which are the longer hairs with the white bulb on the end, but this medical condition can cause hundreds of hairs to come out from your follicles on a daily basis.

[SEE ALSO: 8 Reasons Why Your Hair May Not Be Growing]

So, instead of reaching for the nearest edge saver, you may need to be reaching for your doctor’s number. Click through to check out seven common health issues our hair care expert Dr. Melanye Maclin-Carroll has advised can lead to hair loss.

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