My hair is falling out and my ferritin level is 6. What can I do o help myself

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help my hair is falling out and i have been told i am anemic. no cream, shampoo or ointment is helping my issue. has anyone got the same issue and what advice can you give.

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    Are you taking iron supplements?

    When my ferritin was that low i took ferochel iron pills and it helped with hair growth.

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      You might need more. I would check with a doc. Maybe some iron infusions will help. I have alopecia, and when i started taking daily iron (with orange juice) I started seeing hair regrowth, but it took a few months. But be warned, not sure how old you are, but I stopped taking iron because it made my cholesterol shoot up. All the hair fell out again.

      There is a liquid food based iron you can get at healthfood stores, and try eating more iron rich foods.

      You may also want to explore other reasons for low iron, are you heavily menstruating? Have had a colonoscopy?

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