I’m suffering from female hair loss and need some advice. I’m getting very thin on top and dont’ know what to do. I’ve had blood work done and I have a slightly underactive thyroid and am on Synthroid for it. But thinning hair runs in my family and I’m concerned about it. What treatments should I use?
There can be many non-genetic contributors to hair loss, especially in females. An overactive or underactive thyroid can be one of them. If your thinning hair is due to an underactive thyroid, the treatment prescribed by your physician should help assuming it helps get your thyroid back under control. However, thinning on the top of your head may also be an indication of genetic female pattern baldness.
You may consider using topical Rogaine (minoxidil) to help stimulate hair regrowth. In many cases, Rogaine has been used for genetic and non-genetic related hair loss.
Be sure to have your scalp examined and have other medical tests performed by a dermatologist who may be able to find or rule out other contributing factors to your hair loss. Many non-genetic causes can be treated and possibly restore your hair with medical intervention for balding.