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Search found 62 matches
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Mother with Hair Loss
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Re: Mother with Hair Loss

Dear Caroline, Thank you for your query. Hair loss needs to be assessed and investigated by a specialist as there are many reasons why someone may be losing their hair - ranging from stress, nutritional deficiencies, hormone changes, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata, ge...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Menopause
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Menopause

Hello, Thank you for your query. During the menopause significant hormonal changes occur - the loss of oestrogen and relative rise in male hormones (androgens) can lead to diffuse shedding and thinning of hair with a loss in volume in many women. There are medications ie HRT (hormone replacement the...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Steadily losing my hair
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Steadily losing my hair

Dear Kelly, Many thanks for your query and sorry to hear about your hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by many different factors, some of which can co-exist in the same person. Common causes include stress, genetics, hormones, medication, thyroid disease and nutritional deficiencies. It is therefore...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Link between hair loss and high testosterone levels?
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Link between hair loss and high testosterone levels?

Dear Chana, Thank you for your query. It sounds like your husband has male pattern balding/genetic hair loss. This is due to an inherited sensitivity of his hair follicles to the active form of testosterone called DHT. DHT has the effect of progressively shortening the growing phase of the hair foll...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Menopause and hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Menopause and hair loss

Hi there, Thank you for your query. The menopause is a challenging time for your hair. The reduction in oestrogen and relative increase in male hormones (androgens) together lead to diffuse hair thinning +/- shedding but can also often change the texture of your hair with many women noticing their h...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Help with my hair
Replies: 2
Views: 2598

Re: Help with my hair

Hello and thank you for your question. Hair shedding and thinning can potentially be caused by multiple factors, including stress, nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances and medications to mention but a few - and it certainly sounds like some of these are relevant to your case. The emotional a...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Fine and frizzy hair and hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

Re: Fine and frizzy hair and hair loss

Hello thank you for submitting your query. Thinning of hair on the top is most likely to be genetic hair loss. Topical Minoxidil (Regaine) which can be purchased over the counter has been clinically proven to thicken hair in most people with continued used. The product works by keeping the hair in t...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Vitamin/Mineral deficiency & hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

Re: Vitamin/Mineral deficiency & hair loss

Dear Yasmin249 Thank you for your query. Ferritin is the blood test that is used as a marker of your body's iron stores and where studies have supported that a level maintained above 70 is optimal for supporting hair growth. Recovery of hair growth lags behind correcting nutritional deficiencies so ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Sjogren's and Hair Loss
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: Sjogren's and Hair Loss

Dear Roxichik Thank you for submitting your query and sharing your case. Sjogren's disease is a known cause for changes in hair texture - most patients report dry, brittle and frizzy/wiry hair which may be helped by applying oils onto the hair fibres (from mid shaft down to the tips, avoiding the sc...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Minoxidil
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: Minoxidil

Hi silviam66 Great question! Minoxidil was historically a medication for high blood pressure. It has no hormonal basis to it's mechanism of action. When used topically for hair loss it is thought to work by influencing the blood flow to hair follicles but has also been shown in some studies to incre...
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