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Dry Brittle Hair Falling Out
Swollen thyroid past 5 mos. No nodules, no antibodies & thyroid levels in normal range. Gp says 'asymptomatic goiter' but I have super dry skin, brittle hair falling out, very hard stools. What to do?
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
Can you repair hair follicles damaged by chemical relaxing i did it only once and get dry and brittle hair no bald patches will i get my natural hair ?
Usually not grow out: The chemicals usually are irreversible, and you will have to wait for it to grow out. Moisturizer with conditioner anyway, preferably leave in. Good luck, your hair will grow again.: ). ...Read more
Permanent hair dye damage my hair three years ago i cut it, my hair grow back brittle, hair loss with a bulb on the end everytime will i go bald?
Probably not: If you're still growing hair, you shouldn't prematurely go bald. ...Read more
I have brittle hair & hair loss.Had iron levels checkd.Put on 65 mg iron for 3 mos.. What other effects can low iron hav on someone? My heart flutters
Iron deficiency can cause symptoms related to poor total body iron stores. Tired and fatigued are the most common with ice craving being very prevalent .
iron is important for hair growth, skin rejuvenation, and all your bodily functions as well as necessary to produce red blood cells. is carried on the hemoglobin of your red blood cell . Anemia may increase your risk of heart palpitations ...Read more
Can you really repair hair damaged by chemical straightening I have done it once and still i get dry and brittle hair i shaved my hair but no differen?
It takes time: Hair can get damaged by chemical straightening but it's going to take some time for the hair to get back to normal. Once the effects on the hair roots have worn off, you can expect your hair to return to the way it was before the chemicals. ...Read more
Dry, brittle hair:
There are so many possible causes of dry hair, I couldn't even list them here. Start by ruling out medical causes such as hypothyroidism, parathyroid issues, and anorexia. Consider checking out this website for more information:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003245.htm ...Read more
Thyroid replacement: Take the proper dose of brand name thyroid replacement (t4). Your hair will eventually grow back out normally, but it may take 6-8 months depending upon the length of your hair. Also, any chemicals (coloring agents, straighteners, etc) can also cause brittle hair no matter what your thyroid status is. ...Read more
Please: Please see your doctor asap for evaluation. You may have something very serious going on. ...Read more
Brittle Hair - Eval:
Brittle hair may be due to thyroid disease, vitamin deficiencies, intrinsic problems of the scalp, and other specific disease states.
Have your physician do a complete comprehensive physical exam and laboratory battery of tests. ...Read more
Hair damage: It is probably easiest to get a hair trim to deal with split ends. ...Read more
For first time I have brittle hair. Something to do with the diet or having to use cheaper products?
Brittle hair: Brittle hair is caused by a lack of moisture and oils needed to maintain soft hair and sheen. This can be a sign that you need to change your hair treatment such as less blow drying, changing shampoos or less swimming in chlorinated swimming pools. It could also be a sign of a more serious medical condition. If your hair is always brittle, as a precaution, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
How much time will it take for my hair to recover after i chemically damaged it once its been an year and still iget thin and brittle hair please help?
Biotin: Try biotin. It will help with hair wasting and hopefully stabilize the loss and damage you have. Best wishes. ...Read more