melmekoPlatinumMelmeko
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14 yrs, 7 mths ago

Hair Falling Out

Help!! I have long straight hair and after brushing I always have hair in my brush. I know it is natural to loose some hair but how much is natural?? I always see odd strands of my hair on the floor, and when I run my fingers through it some strands come out then too. How much hair comming out is normal??? Is there any solution to this?

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  • laila31000
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    Laila31000
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    You can try Henna oil bath by making a paste from henna powder +olive oil + warm water + yoghurt. Apply it on your hair and scalp and leave it for few hours then wash and use good conditioner. This is a %100 result but you need to repeat that once a month.The only thing if you have a Light color hair it might darken color.

  • Gem xxxPlatinumGem xxx
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    Thats ironic Loretta, I`m glad I`m not the only one. (I dont know anyone with the same condition, besides family)
    I was first diagnosed with this condition five years ago, after my fourth pregnancy.
    The doctor told me to be careful as this can cause birth defects,
    I was on them for 3 years and then went off for one year.
    Then unexectedley I fell pregnant with my fifth child, they picked it up staight away and put me on the tablets again.
    I was`nt as bad this time round compared to the first.
    My aunty also had this condition for awhile after menopause.

  • LorettaPlatinumLoretta
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    I was on Neo-Mercazole also! They fixed my problem in about 6 months, although I suspect I`m having a relapse as some symptoms have returned – I have just been avoiding the whole doctor thing for a while. I agree about not wanting to be on hormone replacement for the rest of your life, that would be horrible. I think being underactive is a bit worse, partly because you do tend to stack a lot of weight on. I was one of the weird people that gained weight with an overactive thyroid – usually people go stick thin – trust me to be defective!

  • Gem xxxPlatinumGem xxx
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    If I had taken this, he also told me I`d be on hormone replacement for the rest of my life. I`d rather take the tablets for a couple of years, or however long, than being on hormone replacement for the rest of my life,
    and with this he also said I could become underactive, and put on more weight.
    I think I`d rather be over than under,(or just plain normal) haha.
    The tablets he prescribed are the Neo-Mercazole.

  • LorettaPlatinumLoretta
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    Yikes I wouldn`t be taking the radioactive iodine either, I was on tablets for my overactive thyroid too. I had a lump that they wanted to remove, but decided against fortunately, and it went away on its own with the medication – often when they operate they can remove too much, and so you`re forever underactive.

  • Gem xxxPlatinumGem xxx
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    The specialist wanted to give me radioactive iodine to combat the problem and kill of the overactivity of the hormones.
    I thought “”no way am I talking radioactive stuff, I`ll glow in the dark, I have trouble enough with the shine during the day”” l.o.l
    Instead I resorted to the tablets, (and I had a new born, so i didnt want to expose her to this toxic stuff.)

  • jimmychoo18
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    Jimmychoo18
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    my hair is constantly falling out! can anyone recommend a product that will help?

  • jimmychoo18
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    Jimmychoo18
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    my hair is constantly falling out! can anyone recommend a product that will help?

  • Gem xxxPlatinumGem xxx
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    My problem was the overactive thyroid, it was the lack of iodine and other factors that contributed to mine.
    (that was what the doctor told me anyway)
    To much to little, it all can cause an imbalance and cause trouble.

  • LorettaPlatinumLoretta
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    Actually too much iodine can cause the thyroid gland to overproduce the thyroid hormone, leading to Hyperthyroidism (but I believe this is not that common). Too little iodine can cause the thyroid gland to be overstimulated leading to the formation of a goiter, and Hypothydoidism. I`ve had an inflamed thyroid which caused Hyperthyroidism, and about half the women in my family have Hypothyroidism. Both conditions can cause hair loss. It`s worth going to your doctor to get your thyroid hormone levels tested.

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