A 52-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

Hair loss secondary to low tsh?

1 doctor answer
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
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 normally when your hypothyroidism is correctly treated with the right dose of brand name T4 replacement.
Answered on Oct 30, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience in 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 ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience in Family Medicine
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
TSH 2.5 is normal: A TSH of 2.5 indicates normal thyroid status, assuming that the pituitary is working normally. An evaluation to check this assumption out might be wo ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience in Family Medicine
Low thyroid: Your thyroid is low. You need to see a doctor and have it supplemented.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
Unlimited visits
$10/month