At 40 I got hypothyroidism.The 4 last the labs have come out normal. At 46 I got Parkinsons. Both my neurologist and endocrinologist say my hair fallout is not a result of the health issues I describe. It is getting really thin unlike any of the women in my family we all have thick hair.
Do you think the MD’s are being frank or easing me into the tuffer problems of the Parkinsons. Does your hair product work on women.
I believe that your physicians are being honest and open with you. There has been no published data that associates hair loss to Parkinson’s Disease. As stress is one of the factors that can accelerate genetic hair loss, it is possible that stress can be a participating cause if you are genetically prone. I would think that Parkinson’s Disease must certainly be a significant cause of stress in anyone who has it.
With that said, thyroid disease may cause hair loss, especially hypothyroidism more than hyperthyroidism, but either one has reported hair loss. It might be worthwhile to rule out other causes for hair loss such as alopecia areata, androgenic alopecia, stress associated with female genetic hair loss, some of the drugs you were or are on, eczema, seborrhea, scleroderma, lupus, hormonal imbalance, psoriasis, fungal, autoimmnune disorders, poor diet, poor nutrients, etc. The common medications which may cause hair loss are beta-blocker, coumadin, oral contraceptive pill, antibiotics and chemo-medications. For female patients, Women’s Rogaine is the best option. Male patients may use Rogaine and/or Propecia.