Hair loss is a symptom that occurs occasionally in ME/CFS. It can also be a symptom of comorbid illnesses such as hypothyroidism or SLE. Hair loss can occur either in patches (alopecia areata), or, more commonly, as a general thinning across the head.
- Katrina Berne reports a prevalence of 20-35% for hair loss.
- Endocrine changes
- Medication side effect (e.g. DHEA, Ampligen, Elmiron)
- Lysine deficiency
- Excessive Vitamin A intake
- Excessive selenium intake
- Increase in stress hormones
- Diagnosis and treatment of comorbid illnesses such as hypothyroidism or SLE
- Avoidance of harsh hair products
- Vitamin B
- Coenzyme Q10
- Verrillo, Erica (14 September 2012), "Symptoms", Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition (Kindle eBook) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome-Treatment-Guide-ebook/dp/B009B9X36Y/
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- Berne, Katrina (1 Dec 1995), Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS), 2nd ed., Hunter House, p. 58, ISBN 978-0897931915