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Old 09-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Unhappy Thinning hair, at a loss.

I've read through many posts, but can't seem to find anything that helps. I've had thinning hair for a while now. We're talking years. Its just gradually been coming out and I didn't see it as such a big deal at first, but now its all of a sudden gotten a lot worse. I've had my thyroid checked, which was normal. Its not Alopecia as my doctor explained it would be patchy. I do have eczema on my scalp, but honestly it doesn't give me much bother so I wouldn't have a clue if that could be a factor. I'm 24 years old and I just don't know what to do anymore. Please help!

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Re: Thinning hair, at a loss.

Hi There
Did you ever have your blood checked-not just the regular testing but ask for the "ferritin" level too?
I had same problem & my doctor would say all is ok but as I finally found out it was the ferritin was too low.
Have you checked with a specialist in this area?
I know now I have multiple vitamins I take -but make sure the doctors suscribe them as you can overdue these & can be dangerous.

Mine masked a serious problem that could have been handled earlier if not for my intrenist saying that I did not need vitamins if I ate right...or he checked the ferritin levels ..as I saw a blood specialist finally.

I hope by now you have gotten help for this as you are too young to have this & it is treatable by the correct type of doctor.
Good Luck!
Seamist

 
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