So, you’ve been to one or more doctors, they have tested your blood, palpated your belly, poked around at your scalp.
“Your blood tests look normal…there’s no problem with your thyroid – TSH is normal…your female hormones are all within normal range…your iron isn’t low…it must just be that old aging process” they say.
“But I’m only 25?”
“It must be bad genetics then. Otherwise, congratulations – you look like you’re in good health – Next patient, please!”
“OK thanks, that’s super comforting, Doc…”
What do you do when it appears that everything is A-Okay according to specialists?
You have to become your own specialist. Use your logic. Hair loss in women is a sign that something is out of balance, something that can’t always be caught on a blood test – at least not the way that blood tests are usually interpreted.
True, you may have a genetic tendency toward health problems that lead to hair loss. While you can’t change your family, you can and should work to correct the problems that have been passed to you through them.
First of all, the range of what is considered normal for health markers on a blood test is so huge, and is based on the results of all of the unhealthy people who go to get their blood drawn. The fact that your numbers fall somewhere within that range is hardly a reason to conclude that your health is fine.
Secondly, you can still have major imbalances in your hormones, despite what shows up on your blood tests. This is because much of our hormones are bound up in receptors in our tissues, so their true, active levels can’t be reflected accurately by a blood test.
And lastly, few doctors even address the biggest factors in hair loss and premature aging.
In fact, there is one important cause of female hair loss, and it is also the culprit behind other symptoms. This condition is to blame for low energy, depression, fat gain, and even eyebrow hair loss. No, it isn’t a low thyroid – although it can often be confused for a low thyroid, and is connected to symptoms of hypothyroidism.
It’s a complex problem, but it has a few very simple solutions, which I explain in my book.
So if you have been told that your hair loss is just a “bug-a-boo” that you’re going to have to learn to accept, take heart. You can reclaim your health and hair.
Don’t accept a diagnosis of “You’re fine, stop trying.” And don’t ever give up striving for better health.