Hair Loss and Progesterone
I have been having hair loss and hair thining for about 15 years now. I had my thyroid removed in 2004 and I am taking thyroid medication to replace the TSH. I read that TSH, DHT and Progesterone have an impact on hair loss/thining in women.
No dermatologist or general practicioner was able to help my hair loss/thining. After I read about the high impact of hair loss (75% of hair loss is due to low progesterone according to that articel) I went to the doctor and asked for a blood test on my progesterone since no doctor had ever checked it before. My progesterone level came back at 0.8! which, according to what the doctor told me, is way too low and he gave me a progesterone medication.
The progesterone level is supposed to be between 3.3 and 26. So my progesterone was almost non-existant. I am hoping that the hair loss and thining of the hair will improve in time. However, I realize that 15 years of hair loss and thining are not going to be fixed in one month, according to the article, it takes a long time. But I am not giving up hope.