Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

‘Could Low Iron Be Causing My Hair Loss?’

HairlossANSWERS - Click to Submit Your Query to Our Hair Loss Experts

Telogen Effluvium Hair LossName: Paige

Question: I haven’t eaten red meat for 30 years. I eat poultry very occasionally, but most of the time I prefer soya and vegetarian foods. My periods were always very heavy, and lasted 7 days. For a few years I have felt fatigued, low libido, been losing a lot of hair, etc. My Dr sent me for tests for my thyroid, which came back as normal. I have just had another blood test and my ferritin level was 20, but my transferrin was high. Is low iron the problem? I take multi vitamins containing iron, but possibly not enough?

Answer: Hi, Paige. There are certainly connections between hair loss and iron consumption. Taking either too much or even too little iron may lead to shedding.

As your hair loss is accompanied by a range of other symptoms we recommend you continue to speak to your doctor about this as, if your thyroid tests have come back normal, other tests may be needed. Excessive hair fall can indicate an underlying issue and this health concern is best identified by your GP. Once they have established the cause of your symptoms and how best to treat them, if this is the reason for your shedding, your hair should start to grow back naturally within six months.

Treatment is also available which can help to accelerate this process. You can find out more by reading about Telogen Effluvium – the name of the temporary hair loss condition which leads to all-over thinning and can be caused due to illness, new medication or can signal an underlying health problem – and Treatment for Telogen Effluvium which explains how Belgravia deals with this type of shedding by using topical applications of high strength minoxidil alongside a range of boosters, all personalised to each individual client’s needs and suitability to help them achieve the best possible outcome, as attested to in our Success Stories gallery.

circ - The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic - For Men and WomenThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

Related Stories

Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

25 Oct

‘Hair Loss Advice for Treating a Thinning Hair Around Hairline’

Name: Maryam Question: My hair is thinning a lot from the front need advice what to do Answer: Hi, Maryam. There are a couple of hair loss conditions that could be causing this. If your hair thinning is only on the top – around the hairline or thinning edges at the temple areas – this is likely to be female […]

Read full article »
25 Oct

Rapper Common Says Baldness is Overrated

Having a smooth scalp may be part of his signature look but stylish Academy Award-winning rapper and actor, Common says “being bald is overrated.” The Terminator Salvation star discussed his hair loss in a recent ‘Over/Under’ interview for Pitchfork Media where he was asked to rate topics and explain why. Losing his hair Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Common […]

Read full article »
24 Oct

Success Story Alert! New Male Hair Loss Treatment Entry

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. After consulting a Belgravia Centre hair loss specialist, this client has seen some excellent progress at his check-ups. Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking […]

Read full article »