I’ve been losing my hair for approximately a year now, and I’ve noticed that when I started to lose my hair it went from being smooth and oily to “tangly” and dry. Is this normal for MPB or is this a sign of malnutrition? I’ve tried propecia and minoxidil and neither of these medications have helped. When I went and saw my Dr he immediately said MPB because my father is somewhat bald. Is there any specific blood work i can do that can help diagnose if malnutrition is playing a part?
This is not a multiple choice test. You need to be evaluated by a doctor who knows the field and can diagnose genetic hair loss. Hopefully, the doctor will map out your scalp hair for miniaturization and lock in the diagnosis. Your physician (along with you) should then build a Master Plan for your hair loss and abide by it. Genetic causes are the most common among men, particularly as opposed to nutrition.
If you want to analyze your nutritional state, you can determine your nitrogen production in a 24 hour urine analysis and that will give you your nutritional state. A blood test won’t tell you definitively whether your hair loss is due to nutrition, though.