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Does Thyroid Problems Effect Your Hair And Nails
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
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
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
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?
The symptoms of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) can include the following: Fatigue
Increased sensitivity to cold
Unexplained weight gain
Elevated blood cholesterol level
Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
Slowed heart rate ...Read more
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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According to instyle magazine, which named it a "best buy" several years running, bain satin contains cationic polymers that targets dry. ...Read more
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.
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
My hair keeps falling out. I have fatigue, low energy, tremors, depression that mimic thyroid problems. What tests tell besides normal TSH, T3/4?
Thyroid disease: For a complete thyroid assessment, an endocrinologist will check both total and free thyroid hormones. I would see a board-certified endocrinologist. ...Read more
Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!
Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal), or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Patients with type 1 diabetes have about a 30% chance of also getting autoimmune thyroid disease. However, autoimmune thyroid disease by itself is very common among the general population. It does not raise your risk as much in reverse in terms of also getting type 1 diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gastroparesis and lately my hair skin and nails are super dry hair falling out nails breaking it's not my thyroid I had that checked last month what could it be?
Had thyroid cancer 5 yrs ago have been removed, currently taking 150 mg thyroxine daily. Noticed no nail or hair growth for 6-12 mths. Hair extremely?
My thyroid is out if wack, I have fatigue, dry skin, nail dents, thinning hair etc., blood test came back normal. Can further tests be done?
My doctor says my thyroid levels are fine but I still have brittle breaking nails, hair loss [eye brows] and hair not growing (body hair), and inner?
Other causes: Agree with dr. Villaplana. You might have to live with normal thyroid level for awhile to see the effects. However, if the symptoms are still there despite normal thyroid hormone level, then it's probably something else that is causing the symptoms and not the low thyroid anymore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, horomonal imbalance or thyroid issue?
Need blood tests: I doubt that any of your symptoms have to do with your expired IUD but still it would be good to get it out. You definitely need to see your physician to get some blood tests to see if you have a thyroid or other problem causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Neck pain and face tingling/spasms. Sometimes arm/hand tingling. MRI and CT of head/brainboth fine. Problem occurs mostly during long computer hours e?
Nerves: Did your MRI include the upper spinal column? Have you had any blood test, specifically calcium levels? The differential includes: Over-use injury (over use causing local inflammation and irritation of the nerves); a "pinched" or impinged nerve, or it could also be an electrolyte abnormality like low calcium causing the nerves to be more prone to tetanic activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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