K.M. asks from Allen, TX on September 03, 2009
My Hair Is FALLING OUT...Please Help!
I know we naturally shed hair each day, but lately I'm losing at least 100 strands or so when I shampoo (daily) as well as that same amount again throughout the day when I comb it or even just as I sit. It's getting so bad that clips that used to hold my hair now slide out. I'm starting to worry. I remember shedding some hair after my baby was born 3 years ago, but this is much more than that was. A friend said it might be my birth control pill (loss of estrogen from going from one pill to another)? But I switched from Yasmin to YAZ almost a year ago, so why am I just now noticing it? My mom said it could be stress-related...but life is always busy, and I don't feel more stressed than usual. Today I went to get my hair trimmed, and after the stylist shampooed me, she said, "Oh my gosh. Look how much hair came out!" I was embarrassed and worried. Has this happened to anyone else? Thanks in advance.
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J.C. answers from Dallas on September 04, 2009
Along with going to the doctor, take a multivitamin. Also take two flaxseed oil capsules and fish oil capsules a day. My mom noticed a huge difference within weeks of doing this. It is good for you no matter what. Good luck.
A.A. answers from Dallas on September 05, 2009
I had this happen a year or so ago. I switched to Alterna shampoo. It is an all natural shampoo that is made for helping keep healthy hair. I stopped losing hair for about a year. It is expensive, but cheaper than a wig.
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E.C. answers from Dallas on September 04, 2009
Well, I am not 100% sure about your situation. However, I know I lost a ton of hair after my second was born. Don't remember having hair issues with my first. I was so embarrased one day at the hair dresser. He was brushing my hair and he was pulling balls of hair out. He said, "Do you know that you are losing your hair?" All is fine now after one year and done with breastfeedin - no more hair issues. I think it was the hormones. However, I was a bit concerned!
M.G. answers from Dallas on September 04, 2009
K M I think it is time to have your thyroid checked. It is often an issue for women. Different sysmptoms for hyper or hypo but can include weight gain, hair loss, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations and if not treated can have serious ramifications. Hope this helps
R.C. answers from Dallas on September 04, 2009
I have a friend who was losing the hair on the sides of her head. She eventually only had hair on top; two doctors told her she would be that way for the rest of her life! Well, she started taking certain vitamins and it grew back and she's never had a problem since. If your thyroid checks out fine and you would like to try and solve it the natural way, contact me and I can get you the list of what she did. I do know offhand that she increased her vitamin B intake a lot.
K.G. answers from Dallas on September 04, 2009
Definitely check with your doctor. Hair falling out can be a sign of something going on with your body that needs addressing. Dr. Oz said on one of Oprah's shows that it's not something to ignore, while it can be as simple as stress, it can also be something more. Sounds like the Thyroid might be the cuprit, based on your other posts. Best wishes!
S.B. answers from Dallas on September 03, 2009
This happened to a close friend and it was her thyroid. Her family doctor ran a test and it came back negative for thyroid issues. She was convinced the results were wrong so she found and endocrinologist who ran a more detailed test and he diagnosed her with hypothyroid.
S.M. answers from Dallas on September 03, 2009
Definitely have your thyroid checked! This happened to me - it was terrible! Also, it happened when I was pregnant and the OB chalked it up to hormones (since my thyroid was in check).
An endocrinologist should be able to help you (they focus on thyroid problems) although other doctors can try to help as well, but I feel Endo's have more experience.
A. answers from Dallas on September 03, 2009
THYROID!!!!! Especially if you have other hypothyroid symtoms..weight gain, depression, dry skin, feeling run down! Please go and have a full thyroid panel run and see how it turns out. I would suggest asking for an ultrasound of your thyroid too. It will help catch nodules or goiters on your thyroid that indicate a problem even if your blood work results come back normal. Keep us posted! ~A.~