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Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?

Yes: It can be one of the signs and symptoms of low thyriod. Visit your physician to discuss this issue so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


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What causes hair loss and how can I fix it to grow an get thicker, besides dose increase of thyroid medication?

What causes hair loss and how can I fix it to grow an get thicker,  besides dose increase of thyroid medication?

Too much thyroid is-: Too much thyroid is more likely to causes fine hair with hair loss. Hypothyroidism is associated with thick course hair, and is not as likely to causes hair loss as too much thyroid! ...Read more

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What kinds of health problems cause hair loss? Mine has been shedding for 3mths. I lost 47lbs since march. Thyroid is fine. When will it stop

Stress: Stress is the best cause for these problems but make sure that your doctor knows about this much weight loss. It could point to a serious medical problem. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication lead to severe hair loss?

Can thyroid medication lead to severe hair loss?

Other way around: Overactive or underactive thyroid levels can lead to hair loss. Restoring your thyroid level to normal can return your hair to normal, but it can take many months. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a thyroid disorder to cause hair loss?

Is it possible for a thyroid disorder to cause hair loss?

Hair loss: In some instances hypothyroidism can cause allopecia or scalp hair loss. More often however, allopecia is an associated autoimmune disorder along with thyroid disorders like hashimotos disease. ...Read more

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Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Many things: Any acute illness or surgery, psoriasis or other skin disease if it affects the scalp, some meds, genetics, age... ...Read more

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Is hair loss caused by anemia or thyroid reversible? I am suffering from heavy bleeding for almost 20 years now and see visible hair loss.

Is hair loss caused by anemia or thyroid reversible? I am suffering from heavy bleeding for almost 20 years now and see visible hair loss.

Usually yes: Usually it is reversible but you have to correct the underlying cause such as replacing iron adequately and supplement thyroid hormone.. Good luck ...Read more

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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