I am a 52 year old female. My hair has been thinning since the age of about 35. For the past year I have been using cold laser at a medical facility in Oakbrook, Illinois. My hair seems to be getting worse. I am in the process of adjusting my thyroid medication. I have low thyroid and was taking .05. Now I am trying .75 for the past week. I was also diagnosed anemic in may of 2005, and am now taking a vitamin plus iron supplement. I recently went through a very stressful family situation. Do you feel these are reasons for the further hair loss despite the action I have taken. Also, Do you have offices in Chicago where I could get a blood workup by physicians that understand hair loss in women. My doctors just seem to sluff it off. I would appreciate any suggestions you can give me.
Most of the conditions you outlined are known to cause hair loss. Add to that, genetic factors which have been present since your 30’s and you are a set-up for worsening of the hair loss. Clearly, you must get on top of the medical problems you are experiencing. The hair loss is a combination of both medical and genetic causes and there is no guarantee that it will reverse, but women often get some reversal of hair loss when the medical (disease) causes of hair loss are brought under control. A good doctor is critical to treating your process. Start off with a caring family doctor.