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A 40-year-old female asked:

hair thinning really fast - my thyroid - ok my iron is 68.72ug/dl is that low? pleads help

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Must see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Need ferritin level: You need to know the amount of iron you have stored, not the amount in your bloodstream. The proper test is serum ferritin level. If that is less than 100, you'll need iron supplementation, which more often than not will stimulate at least some hair regrowth.

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Last updated Jan 23, 2014

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