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by Dr Sharon Wong
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: Hair loss

Hi Amelia Thank you for your query. There are many causes that can contribute to hair loss in females and in many cases more than one cause can co-exist in the same person. Common causes include genetics (female pattern hair loss), stress, hormone imbalances, medications and nutritional deficiencies...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Vitamin D deficiency hair loss!
Replies: 1
Views: 978

Re: Vitamin D deficiency hair loss!

Dear Mayarose Thank you for your query. The supplements will help with your symptoms associated with Vitamin D deficiency. There is no concern that this is coming from a tablet rather than the sun itself. However please be aware that the effect of any nutritional deficiency on hair can take many mon...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Tips for us elderly ladies please
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

Re: Tips for us elderly ladies please

Hello there, Thank you for your query. As with all organ systems, the turnover of cells naturally becomes slower with age and the hair follicle is no different, resulting in hair that grows slower and generally shorter and finer than before. In addition genetic hair loss (male pattern balding and fe...
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: 1009

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: 594

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: 665

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: 587

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: 600

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: 2709

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: 1342

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...
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