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Causes Of Hair Shedding In Women
Could my diffuse excess hair shedding/loss be caused by my ferritin being 53 level? Does it need to be above 70?
Not necessarily: Your ferritin level is normal. Ferritin level is unrelated to hair loss. You may consult this site for info on ferritin: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003490.htm Nutrition: For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine,
Not directly: Norethindrone is a synthetic progesterone. Many hormonal medications can cause hair follicles that are adjacent to each other to become synchronized in their growth and resting phases. This can cause the appearance of rapid growth and apparent hair "shedding" in local areas. The hormone does not cause cause hair loss per se.
Ferritin = 39. Hemoglobin = 13.4. Hematocrit = 39.8. Some hair shedding. I'm a woman in her 30s. Should I take an iron supplement? If yes, how much?
NO: But it causes other problems. Throw it away.
Can low ferritin cause shortness of breath, hair shedding, and fatigue? My level was 8. And my cbc showed slightly low for whatever shows iron.
Dx hashimotos, TSH 1.95, free T4 19. Suffering from extreme hair shedding for 2 months itchy burning scalp. Iron level at 34. Hair thinning.29yrs woman?
Correlation: Exists between these two autoimmune diseases but treating hashimotos does not usually help the hair loss problem. See a dermatologist with interest in hair.
In reference to hair shedding, what is considered normal for a healthy individual in their 30's? I've read it's about 50 hairs a day. Is this correct?
..but who's counting: Yes, estimates are 30-50 head hairs per day. Tend to see (/count) more when first waking since, unless a really active sleeper, hair is relatively undisturbed overnight. If seeing a lot in am (like 30+ regularly), would consult a Dermatologist to see if any reversible cause or medication options.See 1 more doctor answer
Is Accutane really that terrible at 5mg a day??? No side effects for 1 yr now noticing more hair shedding could it be seasonal???
Hair loss: We have already addressed this question. No, there is no seasonal hair loss. You are on several medications, especially Accutane which may cause hair loss. You have been on Accutane for 12 months? Yes, I know it's "5 mg a day" but you have a significant cumulative systemic dose/toxicity. If 5 is very little dose and won't cause any harm then it won't cause any benefit either, so why be on it?
Been having excessive hair shedding, started early this month. Previously was diagnosed with dengue fever in August. What do I do??
May be related: As you probably have learned, there is nothing much you can do for the Dengue fever, after effects of which can be felt for many weeks after the acute phase. Hair loss due to fluctuating health condition is generally temporary and improving nutrition with vitamin supplementation, should restore it in few months.
Why is my hair shedding so easily!!!!!!!!! I don't even brush! Don't over shampoo. Never chemical colored only keratin treatment done 8months ago.
See answer: You will find the following sites helpful in understanding hair loss in women and the possible cause for your problem: http://bit. Ly/1GAvfUg http://mayocl. In/1EdFZdX and http://bit. Ly/1LjnYuM
Lymph node on side of neck, below ear enlarged...slowly getting bigger. Also, significant hair shedding over last 3 months?
Slow hair growth, thinning hair, excessive hair shedding, all following excessive zinc intake (100mg+/day) 2-3 months prior, could zinc be to blame?
May be: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
THIS IS MY LAB RESULT FREE T3 (liothyronine) 4.58 FREE T4 13.74 TSH 8.45 should I be taken medications or not? , main symptoms are hair shedding and weight gain
Take levothyroxine: Hi. You may want to repeat the labs for confirmation and check thyroid autoantibodies for etiology, but yes, those labs taken at face value suggest you should be taking levothyroxine. It is possible, however, that your symptoms are not caused by this mild hypothyroidism. Only by taking l-thyroxine and normalizing your TSH for a few months will you know. Good luck!