British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia

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Mother with Hair Loss

Postby talkhealth on Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:59 am

Is there anything my mother can do to improve her hair loss please.

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Re: Mother with Hair Loss

Postby Dr Sharon Wong on Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:38 pm

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, genetics to name a few. As a starting point I would advise your mum initially sees her GP who can run some basic blood tests to confirm or exclude some of these common causes and refer her on to a specialist if more detailed assessment and investigations are required.

Best of luck,

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