i am an 18 year old girl and for about 6 months my hair has been falling out-particularly in the shower. it used to be fairly thick and now has become so much thinner. The doctors have said i am anemic- with very low ferritin in my blood. i am on iron pills and have been for two months. how long should it take to restore these levels and thus stop my hair loss? i have no problems with thyroid and no genetic history of premature balding if balding at all. what else could you suggest and is it worth buying any hair loss products? please help!
Iron deficiency in one of the medical conditions that could lead to hair loss or could accelerate hair loss due to other causes. Its treatment is not always easy and it may take a few months. You need to be checked with blood work periodically to assure that you are heading in the right direction with your treatment. When the iron deficiency is treated, your lost hair may re-grow within a few months.