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KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (81,232)
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11/2/12 6:35 P

I also feel like I'm losing more than the normal amount as well. I'm going to see my doctor about it because it could be from a number of things.

HEIDI257 Posts: 56
11/2/12 5:59 P

If you get your thyroid checked, be SURE they don't just check your TSH, but your T3 and T4, as well!

11/2/12 4:41 P

Honestly, this site, our experts and our members are not able to evaluate your hair situation. We are unable to determine if this is a medical concern or not. As others have mentioned---it could be related to stress, or a nutritional deficiency or a thyroid issue, etc, etc.

We have no way of diagnosising your condition. Therefore telling you to take in more protein or use this supplement would be unethical and possibly dangerous. Please see your doctor, to be on the safe side.

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

SOCAL_LEE SparkPoints: (43,325)
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11/2/12 2:13 P

I agree with Deb, but if the hair loss continues once your external stress has been removed, you might consider getting your thyroid function checked.

P.S. Cooked spinach and paprika are high in vitamin E. A spinach omelette seasoned with paprika would probably meet the protein/vit E-rich bar without derailing you on calories and fat, and be yummy to boot.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
11/2/12 1:58 P

I don't think I'd worry too much about it. It's a stress thing more likely than a nutrition thing. If you have a healthy balanced diet and removed the major stress causer now, your hair will return to normal.

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11/2/12 1:45 P

Sorry all, this is kind of gross. I've been really off-the-mark nutritionally lately and under a ridiculous amount of stress owing to a massive grant deadline (which I finally met, WHEW) and the process of advancing to doctoral candidacy. Lately I've noticed that I've had a lot--a LOT--more hair fall, when I run my hands through my hair or when I'm washing it in the shower, not to the point that anyone would ever notice or that it's thinning, but definitely to the point that I need to clean out the drain, and my hairbrush, frequently.

I'm trying to get back on track now that some of the chaos has stabilized a bit, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for nutritional boosts that might keep my hair healthy. I was thinking, obviously, trying to boost protein and incorporate more vitamin-e-rich foods. Problem is, the best protein- and vitamin-e-rich foods I know of are things like nuts, which are calorie bombs, that I have a hard time controlling portions with. More suggestions would be awesome!

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