I had major surgery 6 months ago, and 2 months after I recovered, we moved out of the country. The adjustment has been a little stressful. Shortly after surgery my hair started falling out and I continue to lose hair every day. Is there something I could take to help my hair to grow back in? Thank you.
There are 3 treatable causes of hair falling out:
1. low thyroid
2. low nutrients, especially biotin and zinc
Outside of those 3 conditions are some identifiable and some non-identifiable conditions–male balding being one of them. My recommendation for you is to get your thyroid levels checked. If the T3 is below the mid reference range, I consider it low thyroid, although conventional medicine does not consider it low until it is below the low range.
Take extra biotin and zinc for up to 3 months. (Because zinc competes with copper for the transporter, long term use of either one will cause a deficiency of the other one.) Learn some relaxation, de-stressing techniques and practice them. Also, be aware the average person loses between 60 to 100 hairs each day. So if that is the amount of loss you are experiencing, it is not a matter of concern.