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Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

No: Unless it's sweats, thyroid disease should not cause greasy hair. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Thyroid: An underactive thyroid can cause very dry skin and hair but an overactive thyroid can cause oily hair and very smooth skin. Other symptoms of an overactive thyroid include diarrhea, or frequent stooling, loss of hair, rapid heart rate and even irregular heart beat. Check with your doctor and if you have any other symptoms they could run a thyroid test to evaluate. ...Read more

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What's the best conditioning treatment for dry hair that is caused by thyroid problems?

What's the best conditioning treatment for dry hair that is caused by thyroid problems?

Dry Hair: Kerastase is hands-down the best shampoo on the market, however, you will pay a price for perfection. At about $27 for 8 oz., bain satin is a vitamin-infused shampoo created for parched, dry hair. Choose from 1, 2 or 3, with 3 created for the most parched hair.
According to instyle magazine, which named it a "best buy" several years running, bain satin contains cationic polymers that targets dry. ...Read more

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I'm only a teenager and I have hashimotos thyroid disease. My big concern is that im loosing a lot of hair.

See you doctor: If you are having alopecia it could due to your thyroid levels being increased, which are sometimes seen early on in hashimotos before signs of hypothryoidism. Also signs of hyperthyroidism are diarrhea, weight loss, and dry skin. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 24 yrs old girl, having severe hair fall & extreme hair dryness problem. Thyroid & insulin are normal. Wat could be the cause for my problem.

Hi, I'm 24 yrs old girl, having severe hair fall & extreme hair dryness problem. Thyroid & insulin are normal. Wat could be the cause for my problem.

Hair dryness: Your dryness may be due to strickly mechanical reasons such as too hot curling iron, dyes, frequent shampooing, bleaching, etc. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm having healthy eating habit with normal iron, thyroid & insulin levels. Facing extreme hair dryness &hairfall problem. Kindly suggest cause.

Hi, I'm having healthy eating habit with normal iron, thyroid & insulin levels. Facing extreme hair dryness &hairfall problem. Kindly suggest cause.

Healthy hair: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem. Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty > ...Read more

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I have irregular menses, heavy eye's, continuous dark circles, dry hair, thyroid-normal, hb-11.2, father had renal failure, can u please help?

I have irregular menses, heavy eye's, continuous dark circles, dry hair, thyroid-normal, hb-11.2, father had renal failure, can u please help?

Ok, hold on, don't: Go make your will yet. Sleeping well at night? Stress level elevated? Crying spells? Issues with weight? You may be having irregular menses b/c you are not ovulating regularly. This is pcos, usually. This can put you at risk for a mood problem, often signified by sleep disruption. There is a link to diabetes, if pcos, metformin can help and prevent dm in many cases. I'm sure ur kidneys r ok. ...Read more

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Autoimmune, celiac, vitamin def, thyroid, anemia all normal. Still having dark circles, dry hair is thinning, dry skin, could it be pcos or low acid?

Autoimmune, celiac, vitamin def, thyroid, anemia all normal. Still having dark circles, dry hair is thinning, dry skin, could it be pcos or low acid?

Dry thin hair& skin: Sounds like you've had all the proper blood work. I would make sure you get vit D and B checked. You could have an intolerance to gluten which would not show up on any lab test. The sx also sound like you maybe malnourished. Have you been doing extreme dieting? I know when I diet everything is affected, and not right away. Try going gluten free, and drink water and tea. No soda. Feel better! ...Read more

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Autoimmune, celiac, thyroid, cbc, anemia, vitamin def all normal. Ct and hida scan normal. Still having pale dry skin, loose pale stools, dry hair, help plz?

Skin: You might try essential fatty acids. Alpha linoleic acid (ala), linoleic acid (la), DHA and EPA which can be found in primrose oil and fish oil. These can help the skin and hair. Also make sure you have a a good healthy gut and take probiotics. ...Read more

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Hi I keep burping and I have right side neck pain along with stomach pain, gas, paleness, dry hair, and headaches, legs feel numb and knees pins+needl?

Hi I keep burping and I have right side neck pain along with stomach pain, gas, paleness, dry hair, and headaches, legs feel numb and knees pins+needl?

Multiple symptoms: This sounds like several issues. This could be reflux, gallbladder, connective tissue disorder, autoimmune disease and/or even thyroid problems. You should see your primary care provider for lab work and possible testing. ...Read more

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Can treated thyroid disease cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can treated thyroid disease cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

May co-exist: Abnormal thyroid function can be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, but cts can also exist for unknown reasons. It is thus possible to continue to have symptoms of cts after thyroid function is normalized. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?

I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?

Brush your hair: Using a natural bristle brush! Not synthetic or plastic. Brush hair 50 strokes daily. It will distribute the oil into hair. So no more excess oily scalp and less dry hair. ...Read more

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Can Thyroid disease cause you to lactate? I breastfed for 6m then lactated for 6 then stopped lactating for 6m then I started again. What's going on?

Can Thyroid disease cause you to lactate? I breastfed for 6m then lactated for 6 then stopped lactating for 6m then I started again. What's going on?

Possibly: Significantly low thyroid levels can result in high prolactin, which can then cause lactation. However, if your thyroid level is normal on medication, it would not be a cause for lactation. You should have your prolactin level checked. ...Read more

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I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome, no thyroid disease, many days now I feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome, no thyroid disease, many days now I feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

See below: If it is in the back of your neck, it could be osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, cervical radiculopathy. You would need to see your doctor to have an exam and possibly imaging to confirm. If it present, physical therapy, injections, and medications soemtimes helps. ...Read more

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What are causes of dry hair, other than shampooing and using dryer too often?

That's about it.: Most dry hair is caused by over-shampooing and over-blow drying, no matter what you've read. Shampoo less frequently, perhaps only once or twice a week; add a conditioner; avoid blow drying and harsh styling products. That will work 99% of the time. If it doesn't, see your doctor to rule out an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Can happen: Thyroid disease has many symptoms and while bad breath can occur in hypothyroid disease, don't think just because you have bad breathe, this means you have thyroid disease. There would be many other symptoms.
The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Work with your dentist first. ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

It can: Low likelihood, but it's possible that thyroid disease, untreated, can potentially have an adverse effect on sperm. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Fatigue: A severe overactive thyroid will likely interfere with sleep and result in fatigue. That needs fairly urgent attention.

An underactive thyroid may make you drowsy. That can be corrected by having your doctor check your thyroid levels and optimize your dose. ...Read more

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Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Yes but also no: We c an see buritis with a lot of conditions. There are musculoskeletal syndrome with hypothyroidism. Be certain you and your physician have you on a treatment program. Sometiem therapy includes physicial therapy, exercise, injections ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dry Hair (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Hair that is dry lacks sheen due to lack ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more