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female hair loss. looking for answers and hair loss specialist in chicagoland area

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 6, 2010
  • 11:22 PM

I am a 23 year old female. No hair loss runs in the family. I have naturally curly hair, fine textured but had a nice amount of it. I noticed my hair starting to fall out when I was around 20. A lot fell out in the shower and when I combed my hair. I feel like it has thinned all over my head but especially the hair to the top (bangs area) and side of my forehead. I've always had little baby hairs on the side of my head just beyond my forehead but so much has fallen out you can see my scalp. When I run my fingers through my hair, strands come out by the root. I have healthy hair otherwise, no split ends and it's manageable. At first I thought I lost it due to the stress of college. But I have been done with college for almost 2 years and it continues to fall out pretty steadily.
My nails are as hard as a rock. They grow fast and so many people ask me if they are fake because they look so nice and the tips are naturally white. So I don't feel like it's a thyroid issue that is making my hair fall out but I don't know, I am not a doctor. I'm trying to figure out why I am losing so much hair on my head. I have some hair on my forearms and that hasnt seemed to fall out at all. I have always been muscular, I am built like a gymnast. So I don't think irregular testosterone levels are an issue? I went to a dermatologist a couple of years ago and he had no answers for me because unfortunately I don't think he knew much about hair loss. Blood tests were 'normal,' whatever that means. Since it's been almost 4 years should I get another set of blood tests done. What kind of things should I request be tested? Can anyone out there point me in the right direction for a cause of this hair loss? Does anyone have any dermatologist hairloss specialists in Chicago or surrounding suburbs that they can recommend. I am getting ready to resort to buzzing my shoulder length hair and wearing a wig. Hair transplants are not an option because my hair is thinning all over and I wouldn't have the funding for it. I just want to find out why I am losing hair and whether I can do something for it to grow back. I have seen lists of things lab should test blood for for hair loss but can't seem to find where I saw them online. If people could direct me to a site that has that too that would be wonderful.

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  • Actually, im not in your area so i cant be of much help with doctors to recommend but i have some home remedies that i practice and share to people as well which yields good results, check it out: *Mustard oil, boiled with henna leaves, is useful for healthy growth of hair. About 250 ml of mustard oil should be boiled in a tin basin. About sixty grams of henna leaves should be gradually put in this oil till they are burnt in the oil. The oil should then be filtered using a cloth and stored. Regular massage of the head with the oil will produce abundant hair.*Lettuce is useful in preventing hair loss. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is believed to help the growth of hair if taken to the extent to half a litre a day*Daily application of refined coconut oil, mixed with lime water and lime juice on the hair, prevents hair loss and lengthens it. Application of the juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also considered beneficial. Regular use of castor oil as hair oil helps the luxuriant growth of the hair.
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  • My daughter was in a bad pool accident when she was 14 years old and her hair started falling out in patches. It was devestating. Her doctor said she had trauma induced alopecia. The doctors really don't know much about it . It was very frustrating. She pretty much found info on the internet. Is your hair falling out in patches? Wish you well. My daughter is doing well in Washington D.C. Chicago is a large city. I would think there is someone in your city that can at least diagnose. Not knowing what ii is is frustrating.
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