How is excessive hair loss treated ?
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Your lab values of total iron (normal: Female 50–170 μg/dL), TIBC (normal: 250–370 μg/dL), transferring saturation (normal Female 15–50%) and serum ferritin (normal: Female 15-150 μg/L) are within normal limits and are not low. Hence that is the reason that your doctors don’t seem to think that you are iron deficient.
Regarding the hair loss, there are many causes on hair fall like stress, fungal infections, alopecia aereata, hormonal imbalance (overproduction of dihydrotestosterone and thyroid hormones irregularities), malnutrition, telogen effluvium and sebum plugs on skin. Exact diagnosis can only be found after examination and preferably a scalp biopsy.
Till you consult a trichologist, give your diet an overhaul if you're lacking vital nutrients for growth and switch to foods for healthy hair like food XXXXXXX in protein, vitamins(mainly vit A and vit C) and other micronutrient like zinc, iron and copper. Also eat a healthy balanced meal, use mild shampoo and lather gently and rub gently with towel to dry you hair.
Try and avoid using blow dryers. Biotin is present in foods like eggs and liver and is considered good for hair growth. So in addition to these foods, biotin supplements can be taken. There are many medications to improve hair loss like finasteride, dutasteride and topically applied minoxidil but these are available only under prescription. In that case you have to consult a dermatologist or trichologist (hair expert).
Taken when at rest, a normal adult's pulse can be anywhere from 60 to 100 beats per minute. So your resting heart rate is perfectly normal. Palpitations are found in anemia, hyperthyroidism, abnormal levels of electrolytes like potassium, magnesium, and calcium, caffeine, tobacco and alcohol intake, stress, heart conditions like narrowing of the coronary arteries and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias. You have got normal blood counts and thyroid profile. I feel that a clinical evaluation and investigations like ECG, stress echo and blood tests measuring the levels of electrolytes are needed in confirming a diagnosis. Please consult a physician/cardiologist for the same.
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