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How do I stop my hair falling out?

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TheCamelFromSpain Tue 23-Feb-16 15:03:23

Since about last summer my hair has been falling out and it's not like I have it to lose! It's fine, flat, soft and shiny and has been since I was a child.

I'm not pregnant or ever have been. Haven't changed my diet, my stress levels, my environment and so on. I get more sleep, if anything, compared to this time last year! I eat a balanced diet with lots of fresh food, fruit and veg.

Every day I am picking up strands from my carpet. sad What on earth can I do?

dementedpixie Tue 23-Feb-16 15:04:50

See you gp. Could be something else e.g. thyroid

allegretto Tue 23-Feb-16 15:05:02

How old are you? Is your dad bald?

TheCamelFromSpain Tue 23-Feb-16 15:07:48

I'm 33. My dad has lots of thick lovely hair, always has. envy My mum has fine hair which I suppose has gone thinner as she has gone grey. Oh shit, is this just the ageing process? shock

allegretto Tue 23-Feb-16 15:13:33

I have the same problem and went to a trichologist. Thyroid can be the culprit but apparently mine is hereditary and I'm at an age where it is quite common to start losing it (40). I would ask your dr to refer you for tests. Good luck!

TheFridgePickersKnickers Tue 23-Feb-16 15:18:57

Thyroid problems cause hair loss.

I used to have a lovely thick mane of hair. Now I have fine thin shit with dotted bald patches thanks to my thyroid!!

Go and see your GP.

TheCamelFromSpain Tue 23-Feb-16 16:01:16

If it is that, then will medication help it to grow back or is this it for good now?

MadameDePompom Tue 23-Feb-16 16:05:35

You need to have your ferritin levels checked.

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