Re: Thyroid and hair loss

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Posted by Just Carol (other posts) on May 22, 2018 at 11:42:28 Previous Next

In Reply to: Thyroid and hair loss posted by The Kid on May 20, 2018 at 14:40:02:

Thyroid problems can cause hair thinning - in fact, hair thinning and diffuse hair that allows the scalp to be visible are classic signs of a thyroid issue. I'm assuming you have had thyroid tests done? It's possible your levels are off, in which case you might need thyroid hormone(s). At least T4. I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, had a lot of hair loss & thinning, but once diagnosed and put on thyroid hormone, the loss reversed itself. I take both T4 & T3.

Since the doctor didn't initiate it, perhaps next time you see her you could ask if your thyroid might be a factor in your hair loss. Other signs (which I had), are dry, sallow, skin - brittle nails prone to breakage - thinning of eyebrows, especially outer third - constipation, and fatigue. These indicate hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism has some of the same symptoms, plus others. Ask the doctor about your thyroid hormones and hair loss.

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