READER’S QUESTION: I have Thinning Hair, What Should I Do?

For 6 to 8 months now, I have been dealing with a problem and decided to write to Transitions Hair Loss Centers once I came across this blog. I am hoping for some guidance.

My hair was very thick and dark. Two years ago I noticed my hair beginning to thin and ignored it completely till about 6 months ago. I now have bald patches everywhere and am in fear that I will soon be bald. I am noticing that I am losing about 70 strands of hair a day and it has not stopped!

I did have hyperthyroidism, but it was taken care of for a while now. I have been told it could be telogen effluvium, but I didn’t think it could last this long. I have thinning hair, what should I do? Can you give me any guidance?

This has started to affect my sleep, my life in general, and making it hard for me to work at times.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you



Dear C.G.,

Thanks for the question.  Be aware, I can give you advice on what I know, but I am not a doctor.

It is normal to lose hair on a daily bases, 70 hairs per day is considered to be normal.  Keep in mind seeing your scalp between your hair is normal, but I think you are seeing a drastic change in the hair density you have.

In most cases, Doctors do not see much concern with hair loss as this is a non-threatening condition. Obviously, you are noticing and feeling the stress it can cause.

I would strongly suggest a face-to-face discussion with one of our hair loss experts. We would be able to do a free scalp analysis to better offer you the right solution. We specialize in hair loss and have more tools that can allow us to see what is really going on with your hair. Thank you for the response and we hope to see you soon!

Dennis Van Scoy
Van Scoy Hair Clinics
Hair Restoration Cleveland Ohio


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