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Lost a patch of hair than found out I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back? It's been 6 years and will i loose more hair?

Lost a patch of hair than found out  I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back?  It's been 6 years and will i loose more hair?

Possibly: Thyroid level changes, either going up or down are associated with temporary hair loss. A chronically low level causes chronic hair loss. Autoimmune disorders, such as hashimotos can be associated with a chronic diffuse hair loss. Alopecia areata is a seperate but associated autoimmune disorder in which one loses patches of hair resulting in bald spots. This can be treated. ...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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Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Probably: If you got the problem corrected then it should grow back. It may take a while. Now, if you were bald before the thyroid problem, then you may just be out of luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Low thyroid: Having low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroid) can cause hair to become thin and brittle. It would be reasonable to have your thyroid hormone leves checked along with a tsh. ...Read more

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Does your hair regrow from hairloss (diffuse thinning) caused by thyroid problems.

Does your hair regrow from hairloss (diffuse thinning) caused by thyroid problems.

Thyroid alipecia : Hair loss due to influence of thyroid illness is corrected when thyroid is normal there is a delay of approximately 12 weeks since normal status. ...Read more

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What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?

What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?

Hypothyroidism : The symptoms of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) can include the following: Fatigue Increased sensitivity to cold Constipation Dry skin Unexplained weight gain Puffy face Hoarseness Muscle weakness Elevated blood cholesterol level Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods Thinning hair Slowed heart rate ...Read more

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If I have thyroid problems due to thinning of hair & slow hair growth, what can I use that'll help grow it fast & thicker?

Hair Loss: Hair loss (hl) is a commonly associated with thyroid problems (hyper-/hypothyroidism). Some of the medications (e.g., levothyroxine) may by itself cause hl. Thyroid problems may also fall into a spectrum of autoimmune thyroid disease and proper evaluation of both hl and thyroid problem by an endocrinologist is warranted. Vitamin d is also important (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12919165). ...Read more

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Whats the best conditioning treatment for dry hair that is caused by thyroid problems?

Whats 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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How can I stop my hair from falling out. No thyroid problems but was taking Depakote which I stopped over 2 months ago. Very frustrated.

How can I stop my hair from falling out.  No thyroid problems but was taking Depakote which I stopped over 2 months ago.  Very frustrated.

Hair loss: Suggest you see a dermatologist for exam and guidance. There may be other factors for hair loss or lack of regrowth since stopping Depakote. Meantime, cut your stress as much as possible, eat a healthy diet, try to exercise regularly and focus on the positive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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