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Hair Loss - Should I get checked out?

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by snowstorm, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. snowstorm

    snowstorm New commenter

    I have exactly the same problem Eva. When I saw a hosp consultant quite a few years ago now, all the investigations came back negative.
    The consultant asked if I'd had any recent shocks and I said I had.
    He said extreme stress can cause hair to fall out. Im still suffering years later.
    I now use dry shampoo in between washes and delay washing for as long as possible.
    I use a hair mascara that camouflages the 'baldish' thining bits, but it's really frustrating whenever I have a special function to attend. Im thinking of getting clip-in hair extensions for the back of my head.
  2. Ruthie66

    Ruthie66 New commenter

    This sounds like a version of what my sister did when she had alopoecia as a teenager. At the back of her short very dark hair she had a bald patch which she coloured in with a black eyeliner - you could barely tell even close up.
  3. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

    I think it's called something like Topik
  4. This happened to my daughter who is in her 20s. She did get her iron levels checked and we were surprised when levels were found to be low. She also had what we thought was a very healthy diet with oats everyday for breakfast and lots of fruit and veg. However it was pointed out to us that whilst most cereals are fortified with vitamins and minerals, oats are not. I must point out that she has always had quite fine hair anyway so it didn't take much for it to become too thin! It has improved a lot now though!
  5. forestje

    forestje New commenter

    I am in my late fifties and have been worried about a receding hairline for a while. My hairdresser tells me it could be because I tie my hair back every day(avoiding unwanted visitors!).
    My hair is thinning and I am worried about the amount of hair on my brush everyday,
  6. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

    Do you have a fringe?

    When I saw a specialist I was told that everyone has less hair in their fifties than they did in their twenties - it's a natural part of ageing

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