Most men and women watch their hair slowly thin with age. It is one of the most apparent signals of your age to people you meet. But you may be in the first generation of men that can actually do something about it.
My patient S.W. wanted me to look at her cholesterol results.
Her doctor told her they were concerning.
But I ended up finding something that was much more concerning to me, and to her.
In examining her, I parted her hair to look at her scalp. I saw a problem I see much more often than I used to. She had very thin, sparse hair with a bald scalp that would remind you of an elder male.