My hair used to be my crowning glory, but now it's falling out

DEAR DEIDRE: I COUNTED my hair loss the other day after washing it. I found 400 hairs in the sink.

I’m a woman of 52. My hair is so thin now.

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It used to be my crowning glory – blonde, thick and wavy. I can’t make it look nice any more.

A dermatologist took blood for testing but wouldn’t let me ask any questions.

I felt she didn’t understand the psychological impact this is having on me. In fact, she didn’t seem bothered.

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Now I’ve had a message to say my next appointment is by telephone in November.

I might be bald by then. What can I do?

DEIDRE SAYS: If this is something you have not experienced before, it could be down to stress or a problem with diet.

Have you been living in a stressful situation or has something happened that would trigger your hair loss?

Keep a diary of what you are eating and go to see a good hairdresser, who will advise you how best to wear your hair as it is, or they may suggest a new style and products.

My support pack called Losing Your Hair will show you where to find expert help.

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