A 19-year-old female asked:
lost a patch of hair than found out i have hashimotos thyroid problems. will the hair grow back? it's been 6 years and will i loose more hair?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Alan Feldman answered
40 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: Thyroid level changes, either going up or down are associated with temporary hair loss. A chronically low level causes chronic hair loss. Autoimmune disorders, such as hashimotos can be associated with a chronic diffuse hair loss. Alopecia areata is a seperate but associated autoimmune disorder in which one loses patches of hair resulting in bald spots. This can be treated.
Answered on Sep 1, 2017
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