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Does Low Thyroid Cause Hair Loss In Women
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. 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 (or androgenic) 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 first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of hypoparathyroidism causing hair loss, but sometimes autoimmune disease is the cause of low parathyroid, and some autoimmune diseases can cause hair loss. A primary care doctor and an endocrinologist can investigate to see if a person's hair loss and hormonal issues are related. Of course, the two problems can also be in the same patient just by coincidence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: Vitamin D's main action is on the bones and blood calcium levels. It also has effects on other systems which are being studied but severe effects on the skin and hair have not been described. Even if your D level is a bit low I would check with a dermatologist to see if something else may be going on ...Read more
Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more
Yes, iron deficiency: Can result in hair loss. Other common symptoms are pica (craving eating ice or dirt), headaches, fatigue and shortness of breath with exercise. An over the counter iron supplement taken every day along with Vitamin C to aid with absorption should help. Talk with your doctor to find out why you are iron deficient, and work on resolving the underlying cause as well. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Low libido, abdominal fat gain, loss of body hair, causes? Anything i can do about low testosterone?
No: No, definitely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Low libido: But this is reversible with low dose testosterone supplementation ...Read more
Hair loss: Thyroid deficiency would be more likely than vitamins. ...Read more
Hair loss: Changes in hormone levels may be associated with hair loss but you have not mentioned whether your various hormone levels are normal, high, or low. If you have that info feel free to share it with me and we can look at what is happening. A simpler approach would be to see your family physician. Your choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: If you are clinically hypothyroid or clinically hyperthyroid, it can cause infertility. Sometimes, with this thyroid disease you can get pregnant but it will increase the risk of miscarriage and in cases of hypothyroidism, it can adverse effects on the fetus. If you have thyroid disease you should consult with your doctor before attempting pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more
CC: hair loss, itchy scalp, sore scalp. Irons fine, Vit D is low, Thyroid levels are high, what could cause my hair to be itchy, Sore and hair loss?
Allopecia: If scalp hair loss called allopecia is due to hypothyroidism one can reverse it by normalizing thyroid function. Most of the time hypothyroidism is due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Allopcia is an accompanying autoimmune disorder and may not be due to low thyroid hormones. It's an association -- not causation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly/depends,,,,: This may be reversed depending on how severe and long-standing the thyroid issue is and how good a person's circulation is. Strict adherence to therapy would also help. ...Read more
Thyroid removed level at .406 now on meds have a lot symptoms of low thyroid, hair loss and breakage dry skin constipated doc says fine y i feel bad?
Not sure.: Could be that you are underdosed in your thyroid replacement hormone. I am not sure if 0.406 is your current TSH or not. If it is, it is hard to explain. If this doesn't clear up in a short while you might consider repeating your TSH and using a small dose of t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more
My Thyroid was .14. I was told that was normal but I have symptoms of hypothyroid. Palpitations, itchy skin, hair loss, moody, headaches high choleste?
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
I'm symptomatic of hypothyroid (hair loss, fatigue, cold, fuzzy head...) TSH=3.73 and T4=14. My Dr has said it can't be Thyroid. Is this correct?
I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone,I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?
BCP and thyroid: BCP do not worsen thyroid problems. Presumably you are taking levothyroxine for your hypothyroidism. BCP increases the amount of thyroid binding protein in the blood. In some of the older blood tests, this altered some of the values, but if a TSH or FT4 is measured, there is no problem with interpretation of lab values. ...Read more
Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid
Not studied: Hi. No one has studied the effect of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) on thyroid function; just like no one has studied its effect on hair loss! So take PSO to your heart's content; you're enriching some snake oil salesperson, but I seriously doubt it will have any effect on your thyroid function tests or l-thyroxine dose. Good luck! ...Read more
26, female, 5'5", 180lbs. Experiencing facial redness and hair loss. ANA negative. Thyroid normal. Vitamin D is 34ng/mL. Is this too low/the cause?
Hi, im hypothyroid for the last 3 yrs n my reports r fine since 2.5yrs now after taking levothyroxine.Cud i still be losing hair bcoz of my thyroid?
Usually not thyroid: Thyroid hormone excess and deficiency can both lead to hair loss. Normalizing thyroid levels usually resolves this. People with autoimmune thyroid disease are also at higher risk for autoimmune alopecia areata, which is patchy hair loss. However there are many other causes of non-thyroid related hair loss, such as anemia, stress, weight loss, pregnancy, and many other conditions.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low body temp (always 97.2-97.8 upon waking) & hair loss, could this be linked to hypothyroid -tsh of 6?
Hypothyroid: Yes, it all goes together.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
2 yrs of fatigue,weakness,weigh gain,hair loss, hyperpigmentation (face hands groin),high creatinine,low BP,memory loss,treated hypothyroid. please help!
Levothyroxine for the thyroid. I'm reading side effects & one of them is hair loss. Isn't it suppose to stop hair loss not cause it?
Thyroid hair loss : Recommend 2nd opinion with me so we can figure it out, ...Read more
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