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Hair loss for over 5 years!

I'm a 29 year old women, who has hair loss for the last 5-6 years. Although I've experienced having hair loss since i was a teenager about 4 years ago it has changed dramatically. I know the hair loss can't be because of highlighting my hair which I don't do too often even before doing this in my hair I was still loosing it.  I went to see the doctor about three years ago and He only said that my hair was greasy and that I should wash it everyday. The doctor anyway send me to see an endocrinologist and He took some blood test from me and the only thing He found was one of my hormones been a litte bit low, so He gave me minovral to take I guess this was to control the level of my hormone. It has been more than two years since I take this pill which I also use as a birth control pill but it doesn' help me to stop my hair loss.
I really want to find out what my hair loss could be, I find myself picking up hair from the bathroom, when I comb my hair, when I blow dry it, in my clothes, on the floor, it's everywhere! This is not only an stetic issue but my main concern is what could be the reason? I don't want to be 50 and bold.

Please could I get some advise??? I don't know what else to do or who else to see.

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A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.

Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your hair may fall out. This hair loss usually can be helped by treatment thyroid disease. Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss.

Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, medicines used in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants.

Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines.

Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.

It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for this and then decide the cause and further plan of management.

Let us know if you need any other information.


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