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Is a very low vitamin d level a reason for hair thinning in a 57 yr. Old female who has just become post-menopausal?

Is a very low vitamin d level a reason for hair thinning in a 57 yr. Old female who has just become post-menopausal?

No.: Vitamin d is a hormone, not a vitamin. I recommend vitamin d3 at 2000 iu per day. But hair loss is less an issue, than hormonal changes. Current consensus suggest that women in menopause obtain cardiac benefits from being on estrogen till about sixty unless you have contraindications. Low estrogen can be the most important factor. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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As a female, why is my hair thinning at 22?

As a female, why is my hair thinning at 22?

Hair thinning: It is normal to have cyclical hair thinning that could last up to 6 months and will get resolved after that. Just to be on the safe side ask your doctor to check your thyroid. A simple treatment is Minoxidil 2% topical solution which is available over the counter. ...Read more

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Can I take any medicine for lady hair thinning?

Can I take any medicine for lady hair thinning?

Depends: Often female hair thinning or loss is due to hormone decreases primarily estrogen and thyroid so be sure to check those. If not then there are other methods to treat like Minoxidil and some cortisones if condition is autoimmune like alopecia arreata. ...Read more

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Can hair thinning at the age of 17 in females be treated?

Have this evaluated: See a doctor/dermatologist about this as this type of hair loss needs to be checked out early to find the cause and get treatment and avoid progressive thinning that can be difficult to recover. Hormonal issue are usually the cause, but other types of hair loss do occur in this age and this needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause female hair thinning at top front like males?

What can cause female hair thinning at top front like males?

Seversal things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What to do if I am a 24 y/o healthy female who has began to experience hair thinning lately?

What to do if I am a 24 y/o healthy female who has began to experience hair thinning lately?

Hair thinning: If you see a hair stylist ask her what she would recommend. If you not see a hair stylist, or are not satisifed with her suggestion, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 24 y/o healthy female who has began to experience hair thinning lately. ?

What to do if I'm a 24 y/o healthy female who has began to experience hair thinning lately. ?

Hair thinning: My apologies if I have answered this before. I would first recommend you discuss this with your hairstylist. If you don't have one you see regularly see someone else. If that does not really help you the next step would be to see a Dermatologist. Improvement can happen! ...Read more

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Are there natural products to use for hair thinning? Also, I believe my head is shrinking. 44 yr old female..I'm concerned...especially about my hair

Are there natural products to use for hair thinning?  Also, I believe my head is shrinking. 44 yr old female..I'm concerned...especially about my hair

Well I doubt your: head is shrinking, but if you are losing hair, it may appear smaller because of less hair on your head. There are a lot of natural supplements out there. I have only done research on the Viviscal supplement with great results. Hope that helps. But i would certainly see dermatologist to make sure you are not losing your hair due to thyroid disease or iron deficiency ...Read more

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Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Hair loss: There are treatments for female hair loss depending on the cause of the hair loss. For female patterned hair loss, there are medications, such as minoxidil, that could be tried. See your doctor for complete evaluation and medication recommendations. ...Read more

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