A 35-year-old member asked:
can a low tsh cause hair loss?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Lang answered
51 years experience Endocrinology
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 the hair becomes softer and finer with hyperthyroidism as opposed to the hair loss with hypothyroidism which is usually associated with dry coarse hair.
Answered on Mar 7, 2019
Dr. Patrick Schaner answered
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes it can.: Both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid can be associated with hair loss. However, the amount of circulating thyroid hormone is whats important. Thus, you can have thyroid related allopecia even with a normal TSH level.
Answered on Jul 11, 2019
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