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    Was losing hair at 25.. now back to normal at 26
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    kelseylav posted:
    Hi there — I just wanted to submit a comment because I dealt with hair loss as a 25 year old. I am 26 now and my hair is back to its normal thickness. I went through a stressful period in my life when I was not getting enough sleep, not eating enough healthy foods and generally just not taking care of myself. I was suffering from a lot of anxious feelings and depression.
    I went to a lot of these sites trying to read about what was happening, and if I would go completely bald or if my hair would grow back. I never seemed to get any answers and it made me even more anxious about my life in general… worrying that I would be bald. I can assure you that if you commit to becoming a healthier person all around your hair will most likely stop falling out and go back to its original state. The most important thing is to STOP STRESSING, allow yourself and your body to heal and your hair will follow.
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    atti_editor responded:
    Thank you so much for posting this. I had a similar experience recently ( and at basically the same age). I had noticed more and more of my hair falling out and started spiraling down the rabbit hole of possibilities, which only made me more anxious. While letting go of stress and easing anxiety to stop hair loss isn't going to work for everyone, I do think that it had an impact on my hair health as well.


    If you notice excessive hair loss over an extended period of time (or if it is falling out in clumps), it is always a good idea to see your doctor -- as a medical condition could be to blame. I saw my doctor and was tested for hypothyroidism among other things, which came back negative. My hair loss was seemingly caused by high anxiety levels and some vitamin deficiencies, which I have taken steps to improve and have seen positive results with my hair.


    If you are struggling with hair loss, this slideshow is a good place to begin gathering information, understand what normal vs. abnormal hair loss is, and familiarize yourself with treatment options that may be available to you.


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