British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia

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Weak hair

Postby Marchhair on Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:49 pm

My hair has always been very fine and thin. Recently though it's much worse with breaking off at only an inch or so. I've been under a lot of stress as my husband died recently. Any advice?
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Re: Weak hair

Postby Dr Anton Alexandroff on Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:45 pm

i m so sorry to hear this. Try to avoid stress now and ask you gp to check blood tests to see if you ferritin is above 70 and also that thyroid function is normal. Try also to avoid heating your hair too often and too much.

I hope this is helpful.
With Best Wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
The British Skin Foundation Spokesperson
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