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melinda
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I'm a 48 year old woman battling hair loss.

 

I just had some recommended lab work completed and was wondering if anyone on the boards was knowledgeable in this are to be able to tell me if there's something showing in my blood work that could be contributing to my shed..

 

I have a thyroid disease and the first thing noticed is that my thyroid meds need to be tweaked. Even tho this may be a contributor I don't think it's the sole reason for the thinning hair. My hair has been thinning for years but my thyroid hormones have up until now been healthy numbers:

 

T4: 14.3 Reference Range 5.0-12.5

T3 Uptake: 22.7 Reference range 22.5-37.0

Free Thyroxine Index: 3.2 Reference range 1.0-3.9

TSH: 5.117 Reference range .350-4.5

 

 

Other test results:

 

Hemoglobin: 15.6 Ref. range 12.0-15.0

Platelet Count: 438 Ref. range 150-400

 

Ferritin: 119 Ref range 10-291

 

DHEA Sulfate: 78 Ref range 35-430

 

Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) 58 Ref Range 30-89 (i take a prescription Vit D2, 50,000 iu once a week)

 

Testosterone, Total: 21.86 Ref range 10-70 Tanner Stage II for a female

 

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin: 127 ref range 18-114

Testosterone, Free (CALC): 1.5 ref range .6-6.8

Testosterone, % Free (CALC): .7 ref range 0.4-2.4

 

I'm currently taking

200 mg spironalactone daily

1/2 tablet 5 mg Finasteride daily

 

If anyone can interpret all of this I'd really appreciate it!

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The hemoglobin and platelet count he attributed to me being a former smoker ( who now vapes)

 

He didn't make any comment on the Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and I don't even know what that is!

 

This is my first visit to this doctor as I had to relocate due to a transfer with my employer so he doesn't have any history of previous test results.

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