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Having hair fall. thyroid test normal. What else could be the cause?

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my hair is falling out what would cause that not thyroid checked that I can just run my hands threw it and it comes out no bald spots yet going on for 2 weeks now
Posted Wed, 7 Aug 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Jay Patel 2 hours later

I am dr XXXXXXX and I will try my level best to help you.

Falling of hair up to 100 is considered to be normal. If you are having more fallen hair per day then that needs to be addressed. Seborrheic dermatitis is one the major cause of the hair fall. Here is how it can be addressed use of shampoo containing Antifungal agents will help you to reduce the hair fall.
Over the counter "head and shoulder shampoo " with Zinc pyrithione is also helpful in reducing the fungal infection.

Next common cause for the women of your age is underlying thyroid issue.

I would recommend you to try shampoo of 2-3 weeks if it do not decreases the hair loss please contact local doctor and get your thyroid hormone level checked.

Hope it helps, please feel free to contact me in case of further clarifications/concerns.

Thanks for the query.
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Follow-up: Having hair fall. thyroid test normal. What else could be the cause? 6 hours later
I know its not thyroid I already had blood test to check that by family Dr. could it be hormone in ballance
Answered by Dr. Jay Patel 1 hour later

Welcome back, yes the hormonal imbalance due to menopause may also lead to a hair loss.

During menopause, a woman's estrogen levels drop. Earlier in her life, the estrogen and DHT(dihydrotestosterone) levels are in balance. However, when this balance is altered during menopause and her estrogen supply is sparse while her DHT supply is abundant, this can cause hair loss.

HRT) with the advise from the ob/gyn will be a best bet in such cases to reduce the hair fall.

Hope it helps. Feel free to contact for any concern.

Thanks again
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