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Started thyronorm 25 for hair loss. TSH reduced from 5.5 -0.25.still hair loss. Need to continue drug? All other inv normal. No T3 (liothyronine) drug in india. Help

Started thyronorm 25 for hair loss. TSH reduced from 5.5 -0.25.still hair loss. Need to continue drug? All other inv normal. No T3 (liothyronine) drug in india. Help

Talk to your doc: If your tsh swung from 5.5 to 0.25 on only 25 mcg of thyroid med, then it's unlikely you have a thyroid problem. Go back and talk to the doc who prescribed the med about this because being hyperthyroid can also cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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Recently have hair loss prob from synthroid (thyroxine). What can a Dr prescribe? Does a dermatologist deal w/this? Many expensive products in store not sure...

Synthroid (thyroxine): Does NOT cause hair loss. The problems with your thyroid that lead to your needing Synthroid (thyroxine) can cause hair loss problems, but it is hair breakage, not true loss, and will regrow if your thyroid level is normalized. ...Read more

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What can I do for hair loss issue that I think is caused by medication I'm taking? I take. 125 mcg synthroid, (thyroxine) sotto pellet HRT injection and accutane.

Hair loss from meds?: Both hypothyroidism as well as hyperthyroidism can cause hair loss. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or someone expert in the hair loss treatment not due to genetic causes. ...Read more

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Why am I having hair loss and my TSH level are normal? Can it be my Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine?

Why am I having hair loss and my TSH level are normal? Can it be my Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine?

Not thyroid: There are many causes of hair loss. Abnormal thyroid levels can cause hair loss, but most cases of hair loss are due to other things, including stress, genetics, vitamin deficiency, diet, adequate sleep. Work with your doctor (primary care or dermatologist) on this. ...Read more

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I have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb. And lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily. Having thyroxine for high TSH. What is the cause of hair loss?

I have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb. And lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily. Having thyroxine for high TSH. What is the cause of hair loss?

Most likely: Due to the hypothyroidism which is now being treated. It will take months after your thyroid level is normalized for the hair breakage to stop, but you won't permanently lose any hair. It regrows, but takes months. ...Read more

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I'm 36y/o, ttc>9mos. Tsh =0.9 three yrs ago, now its 2.5. Should I be on a low dose Synthroid (thyroxine) to improve fertility? Been having hair loss & cold intol

I'm 36y/o, ttc>9mos. Tsh =0.9 three yrs ago, now its 2.5. Should I be on a low dose Synthroid (thyroxine) to improve fertility? Been having hair loss & cold intol

TSH 2.5 is normal: A TSH of 2.5 indicates normal thyroid status, assuming that the pituitary is working normally. An evaluation to check this assumption out might be worthwhile at this point. ...Read more

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Hair loss still, synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg, TSH 4.4, t4 (18), T3 (2.2.) Why no hair regrowth?

Hair loss still, synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg, TSH 4.4, t4 (18), T3 (2.2.) Why no hair regrowth?

Too little info: To be able to guess. The best place to start would be with whomever prescribed the Synthroid (thyroxine) ...Read more

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Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. Says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes. Cause?

Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. Says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes. Cause?

ALOPECIA TX: RESTART SYNTHROID (thyroxine) Alopecia or hair loss : You need Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Rogaine and Propecia may be helpful. ALSO MASON-PEARSON BOARS HEAD HAIR BRUSH. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read more

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Hair loss for 18 months in crown area, first due to stress, then perhaps due to very low TSH as a result of Thyroxine dose increase. Iron levels fine. Hair is now finer / softer and continues to shed - will my hair ever go back to how it was?

Hair loss for 18 months in crown area, first due to stress, then perhaps due to very low TSH as a result of Thyroxine dose increase. Iron levels fine. Hair is now finer / softer and continues to shed - will my hair ever go back to how it was?

Wrong assumptions: Iron level not relevant. "Stress" probably not a factor. Very low TSH because of overdosed thyroid probably not part of it. Thin hair on top is very common as women get older. Other meds? Birth control? Menstrual history? Pregnancies? Weight change? When you see a dermatologist be prepared to detail these items. You might be helped by spironolactone or dutasteride. ...Read more

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TSH w/reflex to T4 was 0.25. T4 free 1.2. T3 free 2.7. 4 months ago TSH 2.01. Synthroid (thyroxine) 137mg year. Fatigue weight gain hair loss. Suggestions?

TSH w/reflex to T4 was 0.25. T4 free 1.2. T3 free 2.7. 4 months ago TSH 2.01. Synthroid (thyroxine) 137mg year. Fatigue weight gain hair loss. Suggestions?

Not hypothyroid: Your TSH was within normal range (0.4-0.6) 4 months ago indicating you were not hypothyroid then and were on the proper dose of Synthroid (thyroxine). Your current Free T4 is within normal limits. However your TSH is slightly low which suggests that your current dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) is slightly too high and can be reduced. YOU ARE NOT HYPOTHYROID and your symptoms are not due to this. ...Read more

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Sir how will reduce the hair loss. Biotin is usefull one?

Sir how will reduce the hair loss. Biotin is usefull one?

Male hair loss: It is usually genetic. Minoxidil 5% twice a day is the treatment of choice. Takes 4-5 months to be effective. Once started, must be continued, if stopped, hair loss will start again.
Biotin may help.
Shampoos for hair loss & regrowth, once started, must be continued.
Fenasteride 5 Mg 1/4 tab daily works by blocking DHE. (Dihydrotestosterone)
May cause Temp reduction in Libido. ...Read more

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What kind of vitmans that I should take to reduce the hair loss?

What kind of vitmans that I should take to reduce the hair loss?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of thinning hair and some, like hypothyroidism or vitamin deficiency, are reversible. Vitamins needed for healthy hair include b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin ; a, c, d, e ; zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss ; taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. See http://www. Naturalnews. Com/012893.Html for other ideas. ...Read more

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Can I use zincovit tablets to get hair loss reduced and treat them to grow well?

Can I use zincovit tablets to get hair loss reduced and treat them to grow well?

Zinc and vits: Zincovit is a very good start. Be sure other diet intake is nutritent rich. And be sure you don't have a disease that may influence hair health. PCP or derm may be a good eval to have. ...Read more

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I am facing a severe hair loss. What can I do to reduce this?

I am facing a severe hair loss. What can I do to reduce this?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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I have heard that tying hair in braids rather then in ponytail keeps hair healthy and reduces hair loss. Is it true?

I have heard that tying hair in braids rather then in ponytail keeps hair healthy and reduces hair loss. Is it true?

Not really: Many women get worse traction alopecia from braids. Avoid any style that pulls too much on the hair & scalp. Braids can be helpful for some people when done properly, but it depends on the cause of your hair loss. ...Read more

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Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Generally no: Transgender (male to female) patients on long term estrogen therapy, especially when started while in youth, may experience less male-pattern baldness than they would have otherwise. But generally no, it is not an accepted or effective therapy for male pattern hair loss. Adverse effects also greatly limit use. Minoxidil (Rogain) when used as directed works quite well. ...Read more

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How can I reduce hair loss, increase hair growth and prevent balding with diet?

How can I reduce hair loss, increase hair growth and prevent balding with diet?

No good way: Of course, make sure you get lots of b vitamins in your diet. But really, I would suggest some topical minoxidil. ...Read more

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After giving birth I am losing a lot of hair. What can I do to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth?

After giving birth I am losing a lot of hair. What can I do to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth?

Hair loss post birth: This is normal, and may continue for up to 6 or 9 months. It is called "telogen effluvium" and is temporarily induced at the end of pregnancy by the abrupt changes of hormone levels and the stress of delivery. So what is needed is patience; it will pass. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hair loss for the past two years. My volume has considerably reduced. Nd I have dandruff. I smoke daily and masturbate too.

If I recommended: Giving up one of the two, i'd stop smoking. Your hair loss is genetic, but inhaling toxic fumes and carbon monoxide can't be healthy for hair growth or anything else! Unfortunately, masturbation doesn't grow hair on your head or your palms. Dandruff, however, can be cured by use of good dandruff shampoos like tegrin, selsun blue, or others. Use rogaine (minoxidil) for hair loss--now available without rx. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss (quality: patchy spots). I am on a healthy diet. I followed keto two months back. I have reduced weight but my hair fall?

I am experiencing hair loss (quality: patchy spots). I am on a healthy diet. I followed keto two months back. I have reduced weight but my hair fall?

Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. It can be in patches or the entire body. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hair loss from imuran (azathioprine) or prednisolone more likely? Stopped imuran (azathioprine) (100mg)still on prednisolone (20mg).Is there anything I can do to reduce loss please

Potential relapse: I see from your history you have ulcerative colitis. Every medicine I know can cause hair loss insurance is a very powerful immunosuppressive medication. This could precipitate flair of ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis if it has been bad could also precipitate hair loss. Would discuss with managing physician before interrupting or altering these medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Sertraline to cause a receding hairline? If so, how can a medication that reduces stress levels cause more hair loss?

Is it possible for Sertraline to cause a receding hairline? If so, how can a medication that reduces stress levels cause more hair loss?

Baldness: baldness can cause stress and vice versa, typically stress induced hearing loss tends to be patchy. Any drug can theoretically promote hair loss. Talk to your prescribing physicians, possibly consult with a dermatologist for an inspection. Male pattern hair loss can be seen at your age ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more