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Reasons For Female Hair Thinning
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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