I'm concerned that I may have a Thyroid problem. I have been losing my hair for years. At times I have a problem concentrating, I forget what I'm doing. Sometimes while driving I can't remember where a road connects with another road and I miss my connection. My toes and fingers are always cold even in the summer. I have been sewing for 40 years and forget how to do something that I've done a million times before. I had blood work done 5 years ago and it came back borderline. The hair loss is very noticeable, my hair dresser is concerned. I will see my Dr. again in March. What should I tell her, I don't want to sound like a hypercondreiac. Should I see a specialist, if so what type. I am 58, overweight [I have been slowly losing weight since August- down 40 pounds.] Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Hairloss can occur from many different sources. You can check your blood values specificaly TSH, Iron/TIBC and Ferritin. If you have low iron values for long periods of time this will cause hairloss. Others are trauma, surgeries, general anesthesia, pregnancy, thyroid and medications. Each has to be ruled out including family history of hairloss male or female. Is this comming out in round spots or difuse ( all over ). Hope this helped