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What to do if I have woment pattern baldness and hypothyroidism. my hair is thinning day by day very fast. is amway helpful?

What to do if I have woment pattern baldness and hypothyroidism. my hair is thinning day by day very fast. is amway helpful?

First things first: Manage your hypothyroidism. Failure to do this will cost you your health, your work, and ultimately your life. I'm glad you were diagnosed and hope your treatment is easy. This being done, I suspect you may also have telogen effluvium and should be seen by a competent dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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14wks pregnant taking levothyroxin 50 have hypothyroid from 2month hair falling out in clumps what should I do taking prenatal daily soon will be bald?

14wks pregnant taking levothyroxin 50 have hypothyroid from 2month hair falling out in clumps what should I do taking prenatal daily soon will be bald?

Pregnancy can: Lead to hair loss, which usually returns after delivery. Hypothyroidism leads to hair breakage, not loss -- and the hair will grow out normally after your thyroid level is normalized with brand name replacement only. Have your thyroid level checked at intervals during your pregnancy, as your needs for replacement can change frequently during this time. ...Read more

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When I was hypothyroid(n didn't knw abt it),I had taken Diane 35 for my acne n hair loss. N it helped. But I heard bcps r bad for hypo women?

When I was hypothyroid(n didn't knw abt it),I had taken Diane 35 for my acne n hair loss. N it helped. But I heard bcps r bad for hypo women?

They're not bad: BCP are not any different for hypothyroid women than for any other woman: they are safe. Women who should not take BCP - regardless of thyroid - are those over 35, with hypertension, smokers, and concerns about estrogen-dependent growths. Thyroid patients are no different, good wishes. ...Read more

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If a hypothyroid woman is on birth control pills alone(no levothyroxine), would it improve some of her symptoms like acne or hair loss?

If a hypothyroid woman is on birth control pills alone(no levothyroxine), would it improve some of her symptoms like acne or hair loss?

Odd question: If she has low thyroid she will clearly benefit from thyroid therapy. Why not??? The specific type of birth control is significant. Some hormones reduce acne and improve hair problems. Some hormones (androgenic progesterones) aggravate acne and cause loss of scalp hair. All 3 of your meds reduce acne and reduce loss of scalp hair. For polycystic ovary, weight loss and perhaps metformin are useful. ...Read more

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Can hair loss be related with a hypothyroid?

Can hair loss be related with a hypothyroid?

Yes!: Hair loss is definitely related to hypothyroidism. Sometimes the outer edges of the eyebrows can get thin. Hair on your head can become very thin and dry as well. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid after having a total thyroidectomy in nov 2012. When will my hair loss stop?

I am hypothyroid after having a total thyroidectomy in nov 2012. When will my hair loss stop?

Under control: Your hair loss should get better once your thyroid hormones are controlled, this is normally achieved via taking a thyroid hormone pill and getting bloodwork, if not, other reasons for hair loss should be checked. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid after adding raw broccoli to diet last year, quit eating it 2 months ago and my symptoms cleared up apart from hair loss, will it regrow ?

Hypothyroid after adding raw broccoli to diet last year, quit eating it 2 months ago and my symptoms cleared up apart from hair loss, will it regrow ?

FORGET ALL THIS: Broccoli, raw or cooked, has nothing to do with thyroid. In fact, NO FOOD CAUSES LOW THYROID. You neglected to mention why you think you had hypothyroid or what your symptoms were. Look around and see how many men your age have lost scalp hair. If you think you have a medical problem, see a Dr. ...Read more

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My TSH fluctuates goes to 5.5 with 12.5 mcg comes down to .27 on 25mcg. anti thyroid antibodies +ve. how to titrate.only hair loss no hypothyroid symp?

My TSH fluctuates goes to 5.5 with 12.5 mcg comes down to .27 on 25mcg. anti thyroid antibodies +ve. how to titrate.only hair loss no hypothyroid symp?

Dosing: Hi. Most systems are not that sensitive! I would suggest trying 12.5 mcg on even days of the month and 25 mcg on odd days of the mont. This will give you an average daily dose of 18.75 mcg, and should give you a nice, normal TSH. But to reiterate, most systems are not that sensitive. Make sure you're well equilibrated (dose at least 6 weeks) before testing. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more