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Old 01-04-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
 
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So my hair has been thinning slowly since maybe July or August . It's starting to become very noticeable and I have lost about 50% of my hair . I went to the doctor because I was worried , turns out I was iron deficient and I may have alopecia or some other autoimmune disease . I have a follow up appointment with a dermatologist In a couple weeks , I'm really excited ( weird I know , lol ) hopefully they can give me a cream of some sort to stop the hair from falling out . It's really depressing cause I'm scared to touch my hair cause everytime I do chunks of hair just fall out so easily . I'm really tired of losing hair everytime I touch it
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*sigh* I feel your pain ): I recently was put on iron pills for multiple dietary and sleeping problems, and one thing I did notice from the increase of iron was that my hair has stopped shedding as much and let me tell you I am so glad! I don't know if you're on iron pills currently but it would recommend asking your doctor if taking iron pills would benefit you and help counteract that imbalance. I hope this helps(:
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Im so sorry to hear that. My mom has thinning hair that falls out as a side effect from taking her diabetic meds. Upon many failed treatments we are trying henna and amla powder.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
 
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Yeah I do take iron supplements but I haven't noticed any changes because I don't take them consistently because they make me gain weight and give me a bloated feeling .
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A traditional "medicine" (North Africa, maybe also Middle East) for thinnig hair has been rubbing nigella oil on the scalp. It is very good for the hair also. You might try that.

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What should i have to do to stop my hair getting thin. Thin hair breaks easily and it may cause baldness and i really afraid of it. I use sunsilk shampoo and oil also. Do i need to use extra product?
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What should i have to do to stop my hair getting thin. Thin hair breaks easily and it may cause baldness and i really afraid of it. I use sunsilk shampoo and oil also. Do i need to use extra product?

I haven't seen Sunsilk around me in a good while, but last time I looked, their ingredients were far from CG - just the shampoo contained both sulfates and silicones. Maybe just look for basic products - shampoo and conditioner - with hair-friendlier ingredients.

Looked on line and couldn't find anywhere that actually listed their ingredients, even Unilever's own site. I did find one other than theirs that discussed them somewhat, and it specificially mentioned both sulfates and silicones, so doesn't look like they've changed that.

Fine hair can almost always use regular doses of protein - it sounds like that may be actually be what you mean rather than thin, though they often go hand in hand. Protein will make it stronger and less prone to breakage. I love Spiral Solutions repairing protein treatment, available here in Curlmart, but you can also find plenty of others or make your own. You can find help with that here.
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Iron supplements-change to a more bio-avaible form like iron bisglycinate

If it's autoimmune, there is a lot you can do. You want to stop the autoimmune process and calm that inflammation. It can be done.
I have lupus and have seen 5 different rheumatologist and not one suggested any of these steps.

http://drhyman.com/blog/conditions/h...mmune-disease/

http://drhyman.com/blog/conditions/i...-inflammation/

Make sure you're getting all the nutrients that you need especially fish oil, quality probiotic magnesium (use glycinate or malate), iron, vit B 100 Complex, vit D (make sure your levels are optimal NOT just normal) are good starting points. I use the Energy Revitalization Powder as it replaces 30-50 tablets. It's a great multi vitamin.

Thyroid- make sure it's functioning properly. Make the dr treat your symptoms as needed and not just your TSH level. Most drs will test your thyroid by doing a simple TSH test.. when that test comes back normal, they declare your thyroid normal... well it's not that easy! Lab Testing Is NOT Reliable! | Vitality 101

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I started to get thinning hair for like 2 years now. I talked to the doc and he said i got 2 choices gainer and a hair pill thing. ( He told i would have to take both everyday for the rest of my life). Any other suggestions?
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If I weren't allergic to shellfish, I would try Viviscal supplement before using Rogaine or taking any medication.
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I've read before that dairy products can be one of the causes of hair loss, there are some researches done on it I believe. Here is an article about it:
Update Dairy Consumption and Hairloss

Also, I know that many asian people use ginger to fight hairloss. Grate the ginger (to especially get the 'juice' out) and massage it on the scalp at places where the hair is thinning or falling. The ginger stimulates the blood circulations, encouraging hair growth.

I hope it helps. Good luck =)
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When taking something like the cod oil, the EPO, or many of the other things that are progesterone or estrogen would it be right to "assume" that these should be taken with the cycle rather than against?

After you ovulate progesterone goes up so would one want to be aware of these things?
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So my hair has been thinning slowly since maybe July or August . It's starting to become very noticeable and I have lost about 50% of my hair . I went to the doctor because I was worried , turns out I was iron deficient and I may have alopecia or some other autoimmune disease . I have a follow up appointment with a dermatologist In a couple weeks , I'm really excited ( weird I know , lol ) hopefully they can give me a cream of some sort to stop the hair from falling out . It's really depressing cause I'm scared to touch my hair cause everytime I do chunks of hair just fall out so easily . I'm really tired of losing hair everytime I touch it
Hi there,

Have you tried taking biotin? There are many reports and studies showing how biotin work for thinning hair and I've proven it to myself after taking biotin for a year and a half. I used to have a very thin hair and have experienced bad hair fall. My doctor included biotin in my daily supplement that I should take. Today, my hair's more healthy and looking good. No more hair fall and my scalp feels stronger. Biotin really works. If yu're unsure what biotin supplement you should take, you may checkout biotin from Hercules Vitamins.
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When taking something like the cod oil, the EPO, or many of the other things that are progesterone or estrogen would it be right to "assume" that these should be taken with the cycle rather than against?

After you ovulate progesterone goes up so would one want to be aware of these things?
Why are you taking cod liver oil or evening primrose oil? If it's for the omega-3s DHA and EPA and omega-6 GLA, triple strength fish body oils and borage oil are far better sources, you will overdose on vitamin D from CLO before you get enough omega-3s to affect your hormones and reduce systemic inflammation. Better still eat oily fish, very few of us need GLA we manufacture it fine from the excessive amount of omega-6s in our diet.

Omega-3s are needed in balance with omega-6s, not a balance from one supplement to another but a balance within the entire diet including those found in any nuts, seeds, grains and vegetable oils we consume. DHA and EPA are not simply used for hormone balance they are key to the health of every cell, tissue and organ in the body so used daily year round. If the supply is insufficient the body will prioritise or substitute a less effective alternative. People with certain dermatological conditions have the wrong balance of fatty acids in their sebum for example.

Best sources of haem iron by far are organ meats like liver. Humans evolved eating organ meats regularly, eating fish and other seafood on a daily basis, supplements are additions to a balanced varied wholefood diet not replacements. If your overall diet is pro inflammatory - it is for the vast majority of westerners - popping a few pills will make scant difference.
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When taking something like the cod oil, the EPO, or many of the other things that are progesterone or estrogen would it be right to "assume" that these should be taken with the cycle rather than against?

After you ovulate progesterone goes up so would one want to be aware of these things?
Why are you taking cod liver oil or evening primrose oil? If it's for the omega-3s DHA and EPA and omega-6 GLA, triple strength fish body oils and borage oil are far better sources, you will overdose on vitamin D from CLO before you get enough omega-3s to affect your hormones and reduce systemic inflammation. Better still eat oily fish, very few of us need GLA we manufacture it fine from the excessive amount of omega-6s in our diet.

Omega-3s are needed in balance with omega-6s, not a balance from one supplement to another but a balance within the entire diet including those found in any nuts, seeds, grains and vegetable oils we consume. DHA and EPA are not simply used for hormone balance they are key to the health of every cell, tissue and organ in the body so used daily year round. If the supply is insufficient the body will prioritise or substitute a less effective alternative. People with certain dermatological conditions have the wrong balance of fatty acids in their sebum for example.

Best sources of haem iron by far are organ meats like liver. Humans evolved eating organ meats regularly, eating fish and other seafood on a daily basis, supplements are additions to a balanced varied wholefood diet not replacements. If your overall diet is pro inflammatory - it is for the vast majority of westerners - popping a few pills will make scant difference.

Hello there

I strongly agree with you about Omega 3 fatty acids. I have my regular intake of Omega 3 Fatty acids by taking Hercules Fish Oil. Fish Oil contains DHA and EPA, two essential fatty acids that help support and maintain the cardiovascular system. In scientific research, Fish Oil is shown to maintain cholesterol levels already within the normal range and to support blood pressure also within the normal range.* In addition to benefitting heart health, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA benefits the brain.* The brain is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, especially the omega-3 essential fatty acid DHA. Obtaining sufficient omega-3 is crucial for brain health, especially, cognitive function and mood.* For women, fatty acids in Fish Oil are also shown to reduce the discomforts of PMS and menopause.

I maybe be drifting to the topic but I just want to emphasize the importance of omega 3 fatty acids to our body. Not only to our hair but as well as in our overall health.
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