Eyebrow loss and starting to lose hair on scalp
by Susie M
I am 55 yrs old. I have lost almost all my eyebrows. My right eyebrow is all but gone maybe 1/8 or 1/6th inch hair still there and and the left eyebrow is now a thin line and will be completely gone soon. Now I have some loss on my scalp. Not patches of hair or handfuls falling out but my hair is thinning.
I have always had thick hair. There is lots of hair everyday all over the bathroom when I finish getting ready in the morning.
I have type 2 diabetes. I have high blood pressure. I don't take any prescription meds for either. I read metformin can cause hair loss as a side effect. I used to take high blood pressure meds but again, one of the side effects is hair loss. The high blood pressure meds I was taking was not controlling my high blood pressure and my doctor kept increasing my meds and adding new ones with no control results. So why take them?! I'm just trying to use supplements like diamatacious earth to lower my high blood pressure but so far those things aren't working either.
I have many thyroid symptoms but all the extensive thyroid tests I just had came out in the normal range. My mother has been diagnosed with hypothyroid. She has been on thyroid meds for more than 15 years. I read that thyroid issues are hereditary. I wish I could find a doctor who treated thyroid issues on symptoms instead of test results. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I have been using Natpro along with vitamin D for about 2 years now. I use 2 tsp's per day now. I don't know if I should increase to 2 1/2 tsp to help with hair loss. I have been on 900 mg's of Natpro at one time and it did not stop the eyebrow loss at that level. Most of the the eyebrow loss and now the thinning hair on my scalp has increased greatly within the last 2-4 months. Before the last few months my eyebrow loss steady but was very slow and I did not notice any scalp hair thinning.
The eyebrow loss and scalp hair thinning is causing me stress when I'm normally not a stressful person.
I need help stoping the hair and eyebrow loss but also would love to know what caused this. Knowing the root condition would enable someone like a doctor to fix my problem, stop the hair loss and allow it to be able to grow back. But after reading this web sites page on hair loss causes......It may be impossible to know the cause. I could just cry!! This is effecting my life on a daily basis. Any help would be appreciated.