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I hogh LH levels and high LSH evels with a lot of hair loss

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I hogh LH levels and high LSH evels with a lot of hair loss what canI take to stop hair loss, I had two major surgeries last year and my hair's been falling out for over a year now
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes I've seen several doctors, and I'm not taking any medication right nowyes I've seen several doctors,
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no but I'm 65 years old, is there anything I can take over the counter to stop thisno but I'm 65 years old, is there anything I can take over the counter to stop
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JA, Dr Saleem here, i will be right back with the answer.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Well as far as your hormones are concerned its pretty much normal at this age after menopause. You have had two major surgeries and that triggered hair loss,this is called telogen effluvium . Its a totally reversible condition.

Factors causing stress should be alleviated.

Diet rich in iron, vitamins and zinc is advised.

Minoxidil spray to increase hair growth can be used.

Thyroid proofile should be done

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

I hope it is helpful, happy to answer any further queries.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

I see you reposted the query, please let me know of any more queries you are having

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Is the high levels of LH and LSH have any responsibility for my hair loss, creepy hormone related as well
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Off course the raised LH and FH mean insufficient estrogen after menopause that inturn lets testosterone take over and it causes hair loss. But the recent events like major surgeries can be a big cause of sudden trigger to hairloss

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have Premarin to start taking it
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Yeah hormone replacement is definitely of benefit in your case.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I don't think I got the answer right, should I start taking Premarin right now would that help the hair loss, it's really bad
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Yeah you may start taking it. Before starting please remember it can increase risk of clotting or heart disease and stroke. Estrogen progestogen combos are considered better then estrogen alone like premarin

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Start with 0.3 mg daily dose