Hair Loss: What is Normal?

Northwestern Medicine
Dermatology July 24, 2014
Have you ever noticed more than just a couple hairs sticking to your hand after washing your hair and wondered if your hair was starting to thin? Hair loss can be a serious concern for both women and men, but it is actually normal to shed as many as 100 to 200 hairs a day, and this amount can vary widely from person to person. 

So what are some of the important signs that you should check for if you are concerned about potential hair loss? What can cause someone to lose their hair? Watch the video below with Northwestern Medicine dermatologist Stavonnie S.L. Patterson, MD to find out.

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