Hairloss caused by Watermelon Stomach?
Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:15 AM
Thanks for any help I can get,
Grammyof9 from California
Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:14 AM
Alopecia (Hair Loss) is an autoimmune disease in its own right. Hopefully this link will be helpful.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:09 PM
Welcome to the Sclero Forums! I'm really glad you've found us, but sorry it's due to your watermelon stomach. I really look forward to knowing more about you!
Posted 27 May 2008 - 02:33 PM
Welcome! A few years ago I was losing a lot of hair and like you, was getting really concerned. I made a dermatologist appointment and she checked my iron "storage" and it was really low. She gave me a prescription for iron and my hair quit falling out. I had to take it for a year. About a year and a half later, the same thing happened, and it was the same problem. Another prescription and my hair quit falling out. I am now going through that again and will make another appt. She said that you don't even have to be anemic for hair to start falling out. But, if your body isn't storing the iron like it should be, that will make you lose hair.
I hope this has helped you - I know how scarey that can be.
Take care - Cheri
Posted 27 May 2008 - 03:22 PM
I too have watermelon stomach. The condition never goes away, but the treatments can help. I have been very lucky in that I have only had two major bleeds. After the first bleed when my doctor did the scope my lesions weren't actively bleeding. He told me then if I bled out again I would have to have the argon plasma treatment. I did bleed out again and I had two treatments. The last one was done on June 18th of last year. My doctor told me that the treatments supposedly can last for a year, but it varies with each patient. The only way to get rid of watermelon stomach is to remove the antral portion of your stomach.
I don't know about the hair loss going along with watermelon stomach. Feel free to email or private message me if you'd like.
Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:28 PM