Hello, I am a 54 year old woman and I am loosing my hair, this has been ongoing for years I have had many blood tests and I have been to see a dermatologist, tricologist ect. The only relevant result I have had is that I have a very high white blood cell count which can be killing my hair.
I don’t feel ill and the doctors are unsure why I have such a high white cell count. Do you have any suggestions on how I can lower my white blood count? I also use minoxodil and the lazer comb, I have recently started taking a DHT blocker too. Any information would be appreciated.
I really do not know what you would consider a high white blood cell count, but you also need to understand a high white blood cell count really should have nothing to do with hair (the exception is in cases of alopecia areata). Generally, a high white blood cell count can mean anything from an infection to cancer (leukemia), but please don’t jump to conclusions thinking you have cancer.
It seems like there’s a lack of proper communication, because if your doctor left you with thinking your white blood cell count is causing your hair loss, you need to setup an appointment with him/her so you can discuss this further.