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Hair loss. Thyroid normal. Proper diet followed

Hello I m 27 yr old female and can t figure out why I lost almost all my hair. And my thyroid was checked and came out fine. So why. I eat fairly well and healthy and exercise all week plus take vitamins and still its thinner than ever! Please help I m desperate for answers and help!!! Thank you for your time. Sincerely EVO
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Welcome to Healthcare magic.
The two common causes of hair loss in women are hereditary hair loss and telogen effluvium.
Telogen effluvium is due to stress ( vitamin/mineral deficiency, low acting thyroid, after major surgery etc).
Since your thyroid function is normal, I would suggest you check your serum ferritin level.
Low serum ferriitin is one of the common causes of hair loss.
If you have had any recent surgery, then you may have to wait for a couple of months before hair starts growing again.
A scalp biopsy and a hair pull test may be done to see whether you have hereditary hair loss or telogen effluvium.
Answered: Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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