Before a Hair Loss Evaluation, Should I Fast or Change My Diet?January 23rd, 2009
Q: I am a 47 year old woman with thinning on the top of my scalp for three years. I think I want to go for a comprehensive evaluation for hair loss and know that the doctor may want to take blood tests to help find out the cause of my hair loss. I am not sure if I need to fast before I come in?
A: Fasting is not necessary for a comprehensive evaluation.
The comprehensive diagnosis may include hair pull tests, hair pluck, hair density measurements, anagen telogen ratios, scalp biopsies and laboratory (blood) tests but no pre-test fasting or other preparation is necessary.Related Posts:
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Tags: Anagen-Telogen Ratio, Blood Test, Diet, Donor Hair Density, Hair Loss Consultation, Hair Pluck, Hair Pull Test, Scalp Biopsy Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on January 23rd, 2009 at 4:36 am
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