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Can a low TSH cause hair loss

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
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Yes: A low TSH usually means that you are have a high level of thyroid hormone in your system and hyperthyroidism can be associated with hair loss. Usually ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
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Generally low: Tsh will lead to an increased tendency for hair to break due to poor protein in the hair shaft, but it's not true hair loss. It will restart growing n ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
A Verified Doctor answered
Wrong assumptions: Iron level not relevant. "Stress" probably not a factor. Very low TSH because of overdosed thyroid probably not part of it. Thin hair on top is very c ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
A Verified Doctor answered
Unlikely: A TSH of 0.52 is in the normal range. It should not be causing hair loss. You might need to look for another cause.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
A Verified Doctor answered
May be: Tsh of 6 is indicative of hypothyroidism and low thyroid may be associated with hair loss. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/hea ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
A Verified Doctor answered
Pharmacist: I'm not aware of any of these medications affecting thyroid function but your pharmacist can advise you as he/she has access to all the information ab ... Read More
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A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
A Verified Doctor answered
Possibly: Tsh of 6 by itself is not indicative of hypothyroid need full evall to determine the cause of the symptoms. Monitor the free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
A Verified Doctor answered
Thyroid disease: A "TSH of 4.2" is certainly elevated in most lab determinations. "T3" is the hormone produced in the thyroid gland, and apparently is being produced ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
A Verified Doctor answered
Hair loss: Another common cause of hair loss is iron deficiency. If ferritin normal, see a dermatologist.

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