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Excessive Hair Shedding? Check your Iron!

Have you been seeing more hair than usual having out on the bathroom floor? Don't panic! Dr. Mac lists the probable causes of your excessive hair shedding. Hair shedding is a very common and natural process that occurs from the scalp on a daily basis. Typically, it is normal to shed up to 150 hairs per day from the hair root within the scalp (with white bulb on the end) with some days being less or more.  However, losing more than this amount is considered abnormal and should be carefully evaluated by your dermatologist. Potential reasons for excess hair shedding include internal conditions such as thyroid problems, medications, post-pregnancy, and iron-deficiency anemia to name a few. Low iron can be quite common in females in the reproductive...